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  1. Cost per Mile Comparison: 2012 Volt vs. 2013 Prius Plug-in

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    By Ray Iannuzzelli PE   I am a mechanical engineer and have performed thermo-mechanical analyses of the lithium-ion batteries used in some of today’s most sophisticated electric and hybrids cars. Since purchasing my 2012 Volt over four months ago I’ve followed the perplexing battle of words...
  2. MPG Comparison: 2012 Volt vs. 2010 Prius

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    By Ray Iannuzzelli PE Note: This is a rewrite of an earlier article comparing our new 2012 Volt with our not-so-new 2010 Prius. I suppose I’ve always been a bit of a car guy. At the age of 16, my brother and I already had three cars and performed a nearly successful engine rebuild on our 1957...
  3. My Volt vs. Prius

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    By Ray Iannuzzelli Editor's note: Thanks to Ray for this comparo, and Happy New Year to all of you! - Jeff   I suppose I’ve always been a bit of a car guy. At the age of 16, my brother and already had three cars and performed a nearly successful engine rebuild on our 1957 Chevy convertible...
  4. 107-MPGe Prius Plug-in Hybrid to debut next month

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As its launch date approaches, both verifiable and speculative reports are circulating about the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Among them are that it is expected to return a standard-Prius-beating 107 MPGe, cut CO2 emissions from 89 g/km to 49 g/km, and will debut September 13 at the Frankfurt...
  5. 2011 Volt vs. 2008 Prius – A Friendly Comparison

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Ed. Note: This is a review of a 2011 Generation-1 Volt and a 2008 Generation-2 Prius, and not represented as an apples-to-apples comparison. In fairness to Toyota, we will note in 2009 it introduced its Gen-3 Prius as a 2010 with a 1.8-liter engine replacing the 1.5 liter. It boasted more power...
  6. Mixed Volt reviews underscore the need to understand the issues

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    Recently it was Consumer Reports, now Edmunds Inside Line blog has posted a story about the Chevrolet Volt that could lead people to think it won’t make sense for them. Not that Dan Edmunds lambasted the car, but he did make assumptions, while attempting to qualify: “The Volt's cost and...
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