31 Jan '12, 9pm

2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 2012 Chevy Volt: 94 MPGe. Game On?

I think the difference in weight is somewhere around 700lbs, so yea, in theory the Prius should be noticeably more efficient. Maybe the electric motor or battery type is somehow less efficient? That said, even if the EPA rates the PIP higher, I would like to see real world numbers. I think the EPA rating system for MPGe is far off the mark. Under normal driving conditions with the Volt (no hypermiling) I am regularly getting 130 MPGe in electric mode (about 40 miles/10.4 kWh). Driving more conservatively I can get between 145-160 MPGe (last weekend it was 165 MPGe).

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1072402_2012-prius-pl...

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