Lee Meyerhofer of Kaukauna shows the engine compartment of his Chevrolet Volt, which can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet and be fully recharged in about 10 hours.
Lee Meyerhofer of Kaukauna couldn't be happier about owning a Chevrolet Volt.
On a recent trip from his home to Stevens Point, he estimated his extended range plug-in electric vehicle cost him just more than $14 in gasoline and about $1 in electricity to get him there and back. By comparison, a standard vehicle, which gets about 30 miles to the gallon, would have required about $23 in fuel to complete what he estimated was an 182-mile round trip.
"I studied them for about a year before I decided to get one," said Meyerhofer, a member of the Kaukauna Common Council. "We know gasoline won't be getting ...