The devil is always in the details. The Fit price I mentioned of under $16k included TTL and was not a demo car. As I said, easily a $10k difference. Sorry, you are cherry picking. Use the average annualized rate for all your driving, and EPA for Volt and Prius. You posted earlier that That breaks down to 4,700 petrol miles and 10,600 EV miles. Assuming that the petrol miles are EPA 37 miles/gallon, you bought 4,700/37 = 127 gallons. I don't know specific petrol prices for KS, but in the US premium has averaged about $3.5 a gallon, so a generic you paid 3.5*127 = $444 for petrol In a 4-season climate EVs average about 400 Wh/mile from the wall. Retail electricity cost in the US ranges between 7 - 15 cents a kWh, and averages 11 cents. You can provide a local cost, I'll take the average: 4.4 cents a mile. Over 10,600 miles the generic you will pay 10,600*0.044 = $467 by average rates. The two fuels together cost 467+444 = $911 for 15,300 miles, or 5.95 cents a mile in your Volt. The Prius averages 50 mpg, and uses regular fuel that has been about $3.3 a gallon -> 6.6 cents a gallon. See why I say that the blanket statement that Volt fuel is 70% cheaper is nonsense ? It might be true compared to your prior car, but that is the detail that matters if you are not just throwing out spin, and in any case does not matter to me at all, or to someone looking for a low fuel cost car. Anf of course looking at fuel costs in isolation is folly.