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View Poll Results: How far away do you live from work?
0-5 miles 15 25.00%
6-10 miles 10 16.67%
11-15 miles 3 5.00%
16-20 miles 4 6.67%
21-25 miles 6 10.00%
26-30 miles 9 15.00%
31-35 miles 1 1.67%
36-40 miles 3 5.00%
41-45 miles 0 0%
46+ miles 9 15.00%
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:34 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
"...Hey GM, are you reading this?" Right now, it's:

20 people commute 20 or fewer miles, so COULD live with a 40-mile EV range.

18 people commute more than 20 miles, so could NOT live with a 40-mile EV range.

...you aiming to sell the Volt to only 50% of the people who 'might' WANT such a car?

Aw, c'mon, that's not fair -- how many people on this forum buy new cars anyway?

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:58 AM   #52 (permalink)
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...notice my use of the weasel-word 'might' (ha,ha)!
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:52 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Just thought I'd send this thread back into the light for anyone that's missed it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jkp1187 View Post
Aw, c'mon, that's not fair -- how many people on this forum buy new cars anyway?
I think there are more people on here who drive EV's to work then buy new cars.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:54 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I can do a 21.7 mile commute at about 90% expressway and 9% state highway, or 18.2 miles, but all city. And this is dreadful, maddening, road-rage inspiring, Chicago city miles. I opt for the expressway version, since the 6:15am start to my commute gets me some pretty smooth flowing traffic. And it only takes about a half hour at posted speeds. I've wondered if the shorter commute would actually net less gas use (unlikely, considering the traffic and number of stops). Since I don't drive a hybrid, (and would like to retain my sanity) I'll stick to the longer distance on the e-way.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:44 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I'm in the "walk down the hall" commute group.

Sometimes I take the EV down to the park and work in the car for a couple of hours looking out over the river.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #57 (permalink)
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25 miles one way, 50 round trip. and my girl friend lives 36 miles away.

This is why i run WVO in my 84 Mercedes 300D and I just bought a 01 VW Beetle TDI(not running yet, but hopefully soon! needs head replaced)

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Old 04-05-2010, 05:59 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I live 23 miles from work. 20 of it is on the freeway.

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