Well, you could have used something else zero emission if you had it instead of 
your PIH (and create a bit less pollution than a full ICE), but again, your use 
is unfortunately not typical.  

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> On Nov 14, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
> 
> Ive only used 7 gallons of gas in my PIH Volt.  But today, I had to go to
> a meeting 25 miles away.  No problem.  I just drove.  Gas engine kicked in
> as needed.  Yes, I used another gallon and a half of gas, but then if I
> had not had a PIH, I could not have gone to the meeting.
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Lee Hart via EV
> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:26 PM
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> Cc: Lee Hart
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Ford's Energi pih abandonment raises questions> (AK
> writer's EV-ignorance dogmatized)
> 
> Mark Abramowitz via EV wrote:
>> I don't get why people get so excited about PIHs.
> 
> I own a PIH (a 2014 Prius with the plug-in). They aren't sold in the
> midwest; I had to go all the way to Massachusetts to buy it.
> 
> It was worth it because we live in a small town in the middle of
> Minnesota. The range is sufficient to drive anywhere we normally go and
> back as an EV, using no gas at all. Even when we average in the occasional
> longer trips, the overall average fuel economy has been running 157 mpg.
> 
> But I can see where some people would buy it just for a tax credit or to
> use HOV lanes and such. They have no intention of ever plugging it in.
> The same sort of thing happens with flex-fuel vehicles.
> 
> --
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