Electric Vehicle - Chicago Commuting Challenge

A nice test in Chicago to see which is the best method of transport to commute with; a train, a hybrid vehicle, or an electric vehicle. They have taken a lot into account, mileage, costs and time for example, but did not go into TCO, purchasing and some others.

 

They did show however the impact of current high gas prices, where a high mileage Ford Focus was (on this specific track) about 3 times as expensive to drive than a Nissan Leaf.

 

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Cheapest Commute: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, Ford Focus or a Train? - KickingTires
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Have you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test additional fuel-conscious options.

Among them was Roz Varon, the transportation reporter from Chicago ABC News affiliate ABC7. So Cars.com partnered with ABC7 and pitted the Cars.com Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf against a Toyota Prius, a high-mileage Ford Focus hatchback and a commuter train to see how much each costs in a typical round-trip commute from the suburbs to the Loop, Chicago’s central business district.

(via Instapaper)

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