Drive off: Leaf vs Volt vs Prius vs Focus vs Train

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Old 09 May 2011, 02:47 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drive off: Leaf vs Volt vs Prius vs Focus vs Train

I love a good 'drive off' conducted in a fair and upfront manner:

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...rain.html#more

The results:

* $2.40 - Nissan Leaf
* $4.28 - monthly commuter train pass
* $4.79 - Chevy Volt
* $5.02 - Toyota Prius
* $8.72 - Ford Focus
* $8.88 - 10-ride pass, train
* $10.00 - one-way tickets

Sure, one can tailor a test to show the results one wants to see. But
overall, this one looks fairly balanced. As expected, except for the
EV and Plug-In, the Prius clearly out performed the gasser.

Bob Wilson
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Old 09 May 2011, 02:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Drive off: Leaf vs Volt vs Prius vs Focus vs Train

On 5/9/2011 3:47 PM, bwilson4web wrote:
> I love a good 'drive off' conducted in a fair and upfront manner:
>
> http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...rain.html#more
>
> The results:
>
> * $2.40 - Nissan Leaf
> * $4.28 - monthly commuter train pass
> * $4.79 - Chevy Volt
> * $5.02 - Toyota Prius
> * $8.72 - Ford Focus
> * $8.88 - 10-ride pass, train
> * $10.00 - one-way tickets
>
> Sure, one can tailor a test to show the results one wants to see. But
> overall, this one looks fairly balanced. As expected, except for the
> EV and Plug-In, the Prius clearly out performed the gasser.
>
> Bob Wilson



We're tired of subsidizing those monthly passes...
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Old 22 May 2011, 09:18 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Drive off: Leaf vs Volt vs Prius vs Focus vs Train

On May 9, 3:47*pm, bwilson4web <bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I love a good 'drive off' conducted in a fair and upfront manner:
>
> http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...mute-nissan-le...
>
> The results:
>
> * * * $2.40 - Nissan Leaf
> * * * $4.28 - monthly commuter train pass
> * * * $4.79 - Chevy Volt
> * * * $5.02 - Toyota Prius
> * * * $8.72 - Ford Focus
> * * * $8.88 - 10-ride pass, train
> * * * $10.00 - one-way tickets
>
> Sure, one can tailor a test to show the results one wants to see. But
> overall, this one looks fairly balanced. As expected, except for the
> EV and Plug-In, the Prius clearly out performed the gasser.
>
> Bob Wilson



The DC/MD/NoVA bus service cost is about $1.50 per trip ( the longest
distance per trip is frm 5miles to 12 miles depending on the route you
take)
This is a rather short distance compared to what a commuter train will
tranverse per trip/route in one direction though.

The max route distance travelled by a commuter bus or shuttle is
closer to that of a commuter train route.
How would you fit commuter bus/shuttle in on your chart?

As an example of a commuter bus/shuttle system I submit the
following...

http://www.marylandshuttle.com/
http://mta.maryland.gov/store/category.cfm?id=2

Also there are private bus shuttles that can take you from DC/MD to
NYC for about $28 one way.
As an example of a intermetro area commuter/charter bus shuttle
service I submit the following...

http://www.vamoosebus.com/

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