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  •  I don't know, could be California's fuel blend (1+ / 0-)
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    Zack from the SFV

    because I don't remember any other Prius owner thinking my mpg was out of the ordinary.

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    by Sychotic1 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 01:26:15 PM PDT

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    •  We are stuck with 10% ethanol (1+ / 0-)
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      which causes a fuel economy hit.  In Southern California you shouldn't have any of the winter time mileage loss we experience.  Folks in SoCal probably have to run the AC a lot more though, and that will hurt the numbers badly when stopped at lights and such.

      2007 and 2008 Prius are showing averages of 46.0 and 45.6 mpg respectively on Fuelly where people log their tanks.

      The good news from the article though:
      With your being in CA the table shows you to have a very favorable CO2 lb/mile for Volt EV.  For us it would be 3x higher.

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      by Celtic Pugilist on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 08:50:06 PM PDT

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      •  If I ever get another car it will be a volt (0+ / 0-)

        or something just like it, but I am hoping to never have to get another car again before I retire in 7 years.  At that time I am off to see the world which should take me oooh, the rest of my life.

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        by Sychotic1 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 11:29:08 AM PDT

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