Get real! If you like driving an imaginary pipedream, then the Volt is perfect for you! The Volt is just a vapor-mobile right now - a design-board fantasy. No one even knows if current battery technology will support this design. So, any kind of comparison between the reliable and readily-available Prius and this GM fantasy-mobile is nothing but hyperbolic speculation. Put another way, this piece belongs in Popular Mechanics, where they love to tout machines of the future that dont exist yet. As for me and my family, we bought a 2007 Prius and we love it. It's a wonderful and reliable vehicle that we appreciate more and more with each increase in the price of gas at the pump. Moveover, if you have some extra *** you can add a solar panel, or a plug-in module and 3rd party lithium-ion batteries to extend its mileage. In fact, Pacific Gas and Electric recently pioneered "Vehicle-To-Grid" technology using a Prius to be a backup UPS for a whole house. Only the Prius generates this kind of enthusiasm
Chevrolet Volt: Worthy Toyota Prius Challenger?
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