The whole truth is that 141,000 plug-in Prii prevent a lot of CO2 emissions. Much, much more than those 40000 tons.

A safe and very conservative assumption is that the plug-in Prius prevents the emissions of 10 g CO2 per km, compared to another economy car. If these 141,000 Prii cover ~200,000 km in their lives, then that prevents the emission of 282,000 tons of CO2. That’s 7 times as much. The net effect is therefore very beneficial.

Be aware of the half-truths.

]]>The whole truth is that 141,000 plug-in Prii prevent a lot of CO2 emissions. Much, much more than those 40000 tons.

A safe and very conservative assumption is that the plug-in Prius prevents the emissions of 10 g CO2 per km, compared to another economy car. If these 141,000 Prii cover ~200,000 km in their lives, then that prevents the emission of 282,000 tons of CO2. That’s 7 times as much. The net effect is therefore very beneficial.

Be aware of the half-truths.

]]>The whole truth is that 141,000 plug-in Prii prevent a lot of CO2 emissions. Much, much more than those 40000 tons.

A safe and very conservative assumption is that the plug-in Prius prevents the emissions of 10 g CO2 per km, compared to another economy car. If these 141,000 Prii cover ~200,000 km in their lives, then that prevents the emission of 282,000 tons of CO2. That’s 7 times as much. The net effect is therefore very beneficial.

Be aware of the half-truths.

]]>Also, I bet the only way you’ll get that 15 mile pure-electric range is if you wheeze down the road, with no highway driving.

]]>If they increase the range beyond that, then the price will also go up, which may reduce the sales. If they price it @ 30K, then it will surely outsell Volt & Leaf.

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