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Should I get a Volt or a Leaf?

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 11:59 am by Solar Energy USA

Planning to make the step up to an electric car? Well, here is a pretty good comparison of the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf.  The Volt is going to set you back about $8,000 more than the Leaf but it does have a gas engine in there so it allows for unlimited range.  Actually, I am having a hard time understanding the difference between the Volt and a traditional hybrid. The Volt has a 340 mile range of which only 12% is powered by the battery.  300 of those miles are powered by unleaded gasoline!

So, I guess I like the Leaf concept better but, admittedly, the Volt does have a level of convenience and flexibility that the Leaf can not compete with.