Chevy Volt vs. Nissan Leaf, According to Someone Who Owns Both

If you're a consumer who is in the market for one of the revolutionary new plug-in vehicles that have hit the mainstream -- the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf -- you might want to separate the truth from spin. Generally, there are two sources for information on new cars. The first is the companies that make them, which are hopelessly in favor of their model. Then, there are the various reviewers, who often have a limited exposure to the vehicles and may even have some biases for or against certain automakers. Wouldn't it be great to hear from a green vehicle enthusiast who has actually purchased both?

George Parrott did just that. He owns a Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf and has compared and contrasted the vehicles in a editorial at Foxnews.com. Here's a glimpse, where he explains when driving each vehicle makes the most sense:

It would be hard to be a Leaf one-car family, but we will use the Leaf for all our shorter local errands and my wife's regular daily commute. The Volt will complement the total gas-free economy of the Leaf for infrequent longer trips, and for my less regular work commuting.

Read the full story at Fox News.

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Daniel Indiviglio was an associate editor at The Atlantic from 2009 through 2011. He is now the Washington, D.C.-based columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He is also a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. More

Indiviglio has also written for Forbes. Prior to becoming a journalist, he spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant.

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