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Aug 30, 2014 - 07:29 PM
For a 50 mile commute, you will probably use gasoline for about 5 miles or so, and possibly 10 miles if your highway speed is 70 MPH or if you live where you need significant heating and cooling in the winter and summer. Ideally, you would be able to plug in your Volt while at work, as even a lowly 120 volt outlet will nearly completely recharge the Volt if you're at work close to 9 hours of each work day. If a Level 2 charger is available, you can recharge before lunch time. If you can't recharge at work, then you will still come out ahead as the Volt typically gets 37 to 40 MPG on highway.
All that said, this is much better than using about 3 gallons of gasoline daily (assuming your ICE gets 33 MPG), so I am hopeful you'll use a Volt on your long commute. Maybe you can find someone to carpool with you, too!
Source: Personal Experience