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Drive off: Leaf vs Volt vs Prius vs Focus vs Train

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Posted by bwilson4web on May 9, 2011, 7:47 pm
 
I love a good 'drive off' conducted in a fair and upfront manner:

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/05/cheapest-commute-nissan-leaf-chevy-volt-toyota-prius-ford-focus-or-a-train.html#more

The results:

    * $.40 - Nissan Leaf
    * $.28 - monthly commuter train pass
    * $.79 - Chevy Volt
    * $.02 - Toyota Prius
    * $.72 - Ford Focus
    * $.88 - 10-ride pass, train
    * $0.00 - one-way tickets

Sure, one can tailor a test to show the results one wants to see. But
overall, this one looks fairly balanced. As expected, except for the
EV and Plug-In, the Prius clearly out performed the gasser.

Bob Wilson

Posted by News on May 9, 2011, 7:56 pm
 
On 5/9/2011 3:47 PM, bwilson4web wrote:

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/05/cheapest-commute-nissan-leaf-chevy-volt-toyota-prius-ford-focus-or-a-train.html#more

We're tired of subsidizing those monthly passes...

Posted by Neo on May 22, 2011, 2:18 pm
 
The DC/MD/NoVA  bus service cost is about $.50 per trip ( the longest
distance per trip is frm 5miles to 12 miles depending on the route you
take)
This is a rather short distance compared to what a commuter train will
tranverse per trip/route in one direction though.

The max route distance travelled by a commuter bus or shuttle is
closer to that of a commuter train route.
How would you fit commuter bus/shuttle in on your chart?

As an example of a commuter bus/shuttle system I submit the
following...

http://www.marylandshuttle.com/
http://mta.maryland.gov/store/category.cfm?id=2

Also there are private bus shuttles that can take you from DC/MD to
NYC for about $8 one way.
As an example of a intermetro area commuter/charter bus shuttle
service I submit the  following...

http://www.vamoosebus.com/


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