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Old 01-23-2013, 12:10 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by manticus View Post
How can you justify this but not the Volt? Wasn't your argument against the Volt primarily about Hybrids with range-extending engines?

Just asking - you know more about the economics of these cars than anyone I've ever seen...
I don't mind the idea of the REEV or PHEV or whatever you call it. I just don't like the Volt itself for its packaging, interior, or aesthetics. The i3, at least in its concept form, addresses those complaints, plus I like the idea of using a small engine at peak efficiency rather than a random one from the GM parts bin that doesn't even run on the Atkinson cycle.

Wrt the economics, one expects that a carbon fiber BMW will be a premium vehicle at a premium price, so the extra money for the range extender isn't as big of a deal.
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