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Chevy Volt vs Nissan Leaf Financial Times Article

Volt vs Leaf

Check out this article Sparks fly as Volt and Leaf pick up speed in the Financial Times.  While the discussion should be fairly basic to long time Electric Car Enthusiasts, it’s very cool that the discussion is getting out to the mass market now.

You’ll need to register for free to view the article, but here’s a little snippet.

Patrick Wang and Ken Muir are both electric car enthusiasts. But when it comes to buying one, Mr Wang, manager at a search-engine marketing agency in San Francisco, and Mr Muir, a quality engineer in nearby San Jose, are heading down different paths

Mr Wang has decided on General Motors Chevrolet Volt, while Mr Muir has gone for a Nissan Leaf.

The two men’s choices encapsulate what is shaping up as a fierce and closely watched battle between the first two electric cars aimed at the mass market.

While both the Leaf and the Volt are loosely described as electric cars, there is a key difference

Read the complete article “Sparks fly as Volt and Leaf pick up speed

2 Responses to “Chevy Volt vs Nissan Leaf Financial Times Article”

  1. Jeff N says:

    Excellent article! This is probably the best written and most balanced article about electric cars and the tradeoffs between EREV and BEV that I have seen. Congratulations on being featured in it.

    By the way, it appears that you can bypass the free registration hassle by searching for the article on news.google.com and then clicking the link. They may be skipping registration for links that originate from there (HTTP Referrer header). For example, you could search for: Wang Muir Volt Leaf.

  2. no comment says:

    my primary knock against the leaf is that when you run out of juice, you are down for several hours. i figure if you have a 120V/12A outlet, a 1 hour charge might get you only about 4 or 5 miles of range (if i recall correctly, the leaf has a 24kWh battery).

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