I drive a gasoline powered car, and given the volatility in gasoline prices, I’m intrigued by the idea of a plug in hybrid car. So I’ve been following the Chevy Volt with some interest. I was interested in the idea even when I lived in an apartment and had no place to plug in.
However what I’ve seen and read about the Chevy Volt so far leads me to believe that the plug in hybrid is an idea whose time has not yet come. It seems that given current energy prices, the Volt only makes sense if you drive a lot, and live in that part of the US where electricity comes from coal. A coal powered car doesn’t strike me as a good idea.