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In testing, manufacturers claim PHEVs average just 44 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide but in real world driving those cars actually emit an average of 117 grams per kilometer according to data compiled on usage by 20,000 plug-in hybrid drivers....By comparison, conventional cars emit about 165 grams of CO2 per kilometer.


Why is 117 grams/km (which is significantly lower than 165) no damn good?

Even though they aren't plugging them in, maybe they will one day.
Or the second owner might.

I'm not advocating that people buy them and take the incentives without plugging in.

Good-enough meet your enemy, perfect.

Mike
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