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Not bad for the first 75 miles or so on the #Volt.
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The way equivalent mpg is calculated is somewhat misleading. 20 kWh = about $2 which equates to about .5 gallons of gas... + .4 gallons = .9 gallons. Would seem to equate to around 80 mpg. I know that's the wrong way to calculate, but that's the way the general public interprets it. 
Fair point +Dan Jones. I'm over producing electricity with my home solar array so I'm less focused on the electric costs. 
Do you have the 220V charger?  I'm considering buying either the volt or the Leaf, if it'd charge enough on 110V overnight to power my commute... I move every 2 years so I don't installing a power station in every house (which I often rent) just doesn't make sense.
+Dan Jones not yet. Just got the car yesterday. We both work from home so we might be OK with the overnight charge. 
+Kevin Tofel keep posting pics and updates, I'm interested to see how it works in a real world situtation
The economics get much more interesting with the "free" electricity. With enough driving, the savings over gas will add up quickly and bite into the big costs of the car and solar array. (Perhaps not for you specifically, both working from home)

Given the likelihood of not needing the gas engine for weeks at a time, does the car fire it up now and then to keep it in working order?
+John Ruble you're spot on with the economics. Yup, the car is smart enough to go into a 10 minute maintenance mode to run the engine if it has been a while. 
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