Some have asked for an update on the car. So far, the average MPG (since I bought an app for that) is 47.5mpg. That is regular driving, around town and out to the parks. In the beginning, I was getting about 50 mpg but then started driving it like I drove the turbo charged Volvo. The electric traction motor has loads of pickup from a stop light and surprisingly the car has more than enough get up and go at highway speeds because it calls on both the gas engine and electric motor (I have learned the nomenclature, electric is always a motor, gasoline is always an engine. Sort of like the difference between a ship and a boat in conversation, you better know the difference when talking to a sailor or an electrician.)
Fill-ups are 30 some dollars, range is about 500 miles. Lots of headroom and legroom, very comfortable actually for a basic car, I have read that some enthusiasts transfer a Volvo seat into the car and having owned one, I agree but the factory seat is fine and I\’ve had no back spasms like I\’ve had in Hondas and Camrys. Other than the ugliness factor, makes you wonder why everyone doesn\’t consider one. They need a sports-car version, though. I really wanted an Audi TT.