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I'm new here. Currently drive Insight getting 55 mpg on a 90 mile commute. Not bad, but I want more. I envision EV and Solar Array at home to recharge battery daily. Oh, and I love the fuel efficiency of my mountainbike, too.
 

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I'm new here. Currently drive Insight getting 55 mpg on a 90 mile commute. Not bad, but I want more. I envision EV and Solar Array at home to recharge battery daily. Oh, and I love the fuel efficiency of my mountainbike, too.
What is the fuel efficiency of a mountainbike? if it is peddle-driven, then I suppose the fuel is hamburgers and pizza. How do you come up with a fuel efficiency of MPH (Miles per hamburger?)

Seriously, though.. I doubt the Volt will be considerably more efficient than your Insight. I used to own one of those before it was totalled in an accident. And I will bet your Insight's sticker price is half what the Volt's will be which also has to be factored into the cost of operation.
 

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Seriously, though.. I doubt the Volt will be considerably more efficient than your Insight. I used to own one of those before it was totalled in an accident. And I will bet your Insight's sticker price is half what the Volt's will be which also has to be factored into the cost of operation.
I own a Honda Civic Hybrid and get around 50mpg in good weather and have the same commute as Modelman. I too want more and can't wait for the Volt. While the cost is factored into my reasoning, there is more to it than that. First off, the flex-fuel aspect of it. It is not talked about so much as the electric capability, but my guess is that the vehicle will be able to run E85 as well as gasoline in the base model. There has also been discussion that there will be a diesel version. If the Volt could burn all three w/ the same engine, that would be awesome, but I do not believe that is really possible, but if it does or is possible to get a diesel engine in the Volt, then a conversion to biodiesel won't be far behind the purchase. Then there would be independence from the gas companies altogether, even on my 90 mi commute. Add a solar array to my house, then I'm one step closer to total energy independence. This is my goal before I turn 40, which gives me 12 years. I used to want to be a multi-millionaire, now I just want as much independence as I can get.
 
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