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Drivers of electric vehicles such as General Motors Co.

's Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Motor Co.'s Leaf may save as much as $1,200 a year compared with operating a new gasoline-powered compact car, scientists studying improved fuel economy found.

With gasoline at $3.50 a gallon, drivers who plug cars into electrical outlets would save $750 to $1,200 a year instead of buying gasoline for a new car that gets 27 miles (43 kilometers) a gallon when driving 11,000 miles a year, the Union of Concerned Scientists said in a study released today.

 


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Study Indicates That Electric Car Owners Could Be Saving $1200 A Year On Gas

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