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Electric vehicles gain momentum

Nation responding to plug-in personal transportation

6:07 PM, May 26, 2013
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 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.
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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 ...

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