Friday, November 26, 2010

Nissan Leaf's EPA Gas Mileage Rating...

The Obama administration recently gave the Nissan Leaf plug-in electric vehicle a mileage rating of 99 MPG.  That makes it look very good compared to almost any gasoline-powered vehicle.  But what does an MPG rating even mean on an electric vehicle?  And is it a fair comparison of the energy consumption of the Nissan Leaf to a gasoline-powered vehicle?

Many folks are skeptical of the benefits of all-electric vehicles.  In fact, there are very good reasons to wonder about the wisdom of producing them at all.  This debate is completely overshadowed, however, by the loud support that all-electric vehicles get from the usual suspects in the environmental wacko world, and from the Obama adminstration and their lapdog lamestream media. 

So what's the actual truth here?  Warren Meyer, of Coyoteblog fame, has an excellent analysis in the current issue of Forbes.  If you're curious (and you should be, as your tax dollars are subsidizing GM's Volt), read it and understand...

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