I'm shopping for a Volt but have a specific commute condition; my dog (obligatory photo) rides with me to work almost every day. One of my reasons for wanting a Volt is that she dislikes road noise and my tiny Honda hybrid is pretty loud inside. She also regularly tries to attack...
"84 percent of one-way trips in its plug-in hybrids are distances of 20 miles or less"
Though this may be from a self-selected audience. As one's daily trips get longer, the 20 mile EV range makes less sense.
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130730/carnews/130739982#ixzz2akjYINpM
Considering carpooling with a co-worker on my 68 mile RT, 50% employer-provided commute.
I calculated out the difference in cost to me to pick him up and take him home, and it was just $0.78 cents more a month! (70 miles and no significant time difference).
I found this interesting new article...