Profound point. However, you're more or less stuck with current technology and refueling infrastructure, so your answer has to be informed by the current situation.An easier way to look at this would simply be refueling times. It isn't about range as much as it is about refueling times.
I agree. I have a Gen 1 that regularly hits 39miles per charge. If I had another 10miles EV I'd be running pure electric on all the but the absolute worst of weather days for commuting.I think that GM pretty much nailed it with the Gen 2 Volt. 50+ EV miles and 350+ gas miles.
Agreed, being retired, my Volt does 100% EV driving around town and when I want to take a long trip...........no problemFor my own daily use, the Gen 1 offers more than enough EV range as I typically average about 20 miles. I naturally use a bit more if I have errands or other running around. Aside from having a Bolt sized battery for out of town driving the split offered with the Gen 1 does everything I need it to do on most days. I do enjoy having plenty of gas range that I can comfortably make a 300 mile drive without stopping to charge or refuel, although I do need fuel shortly after 300 miles.
That said, I think for the average driver who may only charge overnight and never between charges such as an afternoon opportunity, having 75 miles electric would be well within what many would require. As for gas range, 350-400 miles would definitely be welcomed in addition to the 75 miles EV range. Increasing the Volt tank to 10-11 gallons would certainly put it into such ranges for fuel or perhaps even higher as I've seen my fuel range as high as 385 miles gas.
I'd prefer not a ratio. Minimum electric miles should be 100, and then at least 300 miles on gas. I would never buy a Tesla if I can get my hands on a CrossVolt with this specs.Taking limitations into consideration, for me,
I'd say 1/3 electric 2/3 gas, for example, 100 miles electric; 200 miles gas.
I think 50/50 too. I'd even go for 100 miles electric range; 100 miles gas range.
Agreed, being retired, my Volt does 100% EV driving around town and when I want to take a long trip...........no problem