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$100,000+ rolleyes.gif

Or I can just buy a BMW M5! biggrin.gif
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My Kia C'eed with a 1.6 CRDi engine gets a lovely 72MPG on a long run. That's enough for me right now redface.gif
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No more smog, only smug..
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Not only that, the average new car purchase is $30k.
70,000/10*25=175,000 miles. Which is achievable by most cars these days.

Besides, as others have stated, this is an engineering demonstration, and the technology from this vehicle will trickle down over the years into average priced vehicles.

Yup. Also the point isn't to be some super-competitive car, it's to be something that's a lot better for the environment than anything out there.
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0-60 in 12.7 seconds cryingsmiley.gif

That would be intolerable to drive, at least to me.

I'd rather they use the 4 cylinder diesel from their current TDI models in a hybrid. Have it get ~100 mpg,and be more affordable with a bit more power.

Quoted for truth. We've had super-efficient gasoline / diesel engines for quite some time. Push these into industry first, and from there move onto other technologies (maybe refine battery technology a little).
    
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This isn't that amazing. It needs to be plugged into a wall, and thus it draws power from the grid. Its just a car that's more electrical thangas driven, so they can add a "crazy" mpg value to it. If you guys are freaking out about this, you should be ****ting your pants over electric cars, which have infinite MPG.
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