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Anyone buy a Volt full price without any incentives?

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Just wondering if anyone bought a Volt that did not live in an area that had incentives/rebates? I live in Alberta, Canada and was thinking about buying one but without any of these incentives they are a bit expensive and heard that the depreciation is a killer.
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Same Edmonton Alberta Canada and so far got 60,000 km on the car 2014 fully loaded 46395 KM have been on electric which worst case in my area the cost comparison is about half good days it's more like 1/4 of the cost of running on gas 2700$ in fuel savings ish we average 12-16 cents kwh cost for power with delivery charges. and Obviously you save more in the winter so i am sure it's more but the almost 0 maintenance is great as well. Plus it's a fun car to drive and i paid around 39,000 Canadian after haggling a bit with the dealer.
Same here, with high gas prices and reasonable electric rates, I'm at about 1/5th the cost.

You can't compare to ICE rates if you do most of your driving around town, especially if a lot of shorter runs <20km.
The Volt will get it's rating but the ICE not even close and emit a lot of noxious crap since the cats aren't lit up for a good part of the trip.

I save significantly more in summer, for me winter is closer to 1/3rd the cost. Have you spent an entire winter with it?

The less efficient cold charging combined with either electric heat or ERDTT gas consumption, makes a bigger difference than the extra gas my ICE was using in winter (small V6 Quattro).

It does burn more but i remember when i had a 2012 Hyundai accent it would average closer to 8-10 L per 100 KM in the cold weather -20 to - 30 celc plus the first Liter of fuel burns way quicker.

My current commute is 33km with about 22km highway and the car is Garage stored so it starts at about 0 to -4 celc so i hit the highway almost by the time erdt kicks in which really helps with the perceived efficiency.

I think last time i ran the number electric averages cost wise close to 2-3 L per 100 equivalent and in the winter it is closer 4-5 in combined in the coldest conditions with gas for me which is still way more efficient then most vehicles in the winter.
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