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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part VII): Carbon Analysis

Yesterday I relaxed my $0.40 per kWh electricity price constraint to see if the two EVs and one PHEV would be more attractive at a lower cost of electricity. It turned out that the Nissan Leaf did become a more attractive option provided … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part VI): Fuel and Electricity Sensitivity Analysis

Yesterday I concluded that purchasing a Toyota Prius might make sense if gasoline prices remained at or above $4.00 per gallon, and if I used the vehicle for 20,000 or more miles annually. A critical assumption underlying this analysis was … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part V): Mileage and Fuel Sensitivity Analysis

Yesterday I concluded that purchasing a Toyota Corolla was the most economically efficient decision given my circumstances. However, I also suggested that it still might make sense to purchase a Prius under certain conditions.

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part IV): Preliminary Results

The results are in! The majority of readers voted for buying a Prius. And it turns out they are wrong…

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Should I Buy a Hybrid or an Electric Vehicle? (Part I)

My wife and I share one car. This fact puts us in the minority among American households. According to a Pew Research study cited by Newsweek in 2008, 70% of American households own two or more cars. We have avoided purchasing … Continue reading

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