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It’s easy to rattle off platitudes about how clean and efficient hybrid and electric cars are. But have you ever really done the math?

This Chevrolet Volt owner has, and it’s a level of detail, pedantry and dedication to energy usage I don’t often see.

The setup: a commenter said one solution to the looming problem of an EV minerals shortage is to do more plug-in hybrids over full electrics. And reader Cory Stansbury seems to agree, from experience:

Damn, man. Anyone who says electric and hybrid car enthusiasts can’t be real enthusiasts are dead wrong.