2012 Chevy Volt
The Bottom Line: $40,280
Fuel Economy: 35 city/40 highway
The Volt is best described as a plug-in hybrid, with approximately 35 miles of all-electric travel on a t-shaped lithium-ion battery pack, followed by more than 300 additional miles when its gas engine/generator is providing electricity. It's pricey, but a great ride.
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