The Volt comes out ahead of virtually all fuel sippers >>except for the Toyota Prius on cost per mile.<< The Prius yields 44 mpg overall consistently. The Volt, which will set you back something like $33,500 even after federal tax credits, is considerably more expensive to buy than any of these cars. And, it’s only a four-seater.
With a three generation, ten year, one million unit head start, Prius remains a proven, more cost-effective choice.
Hey Blue: Is this article really true? It claims the Prius plug-in will get 20 mpg better than the existing one, BUT COST LESS (the lithium-ion pack costs less than the NiMH pack in the conventional Prius) than the current Prius! That's like $18,000 less than the Volt. Now that's something for the middle class!