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PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt using public charger.

All-electric Cars Competing with Plug-In Hybrids for So. California's Charge Stations

Plug-in hybrid owners of Chevy Volts find they can cut their operating costs by using free electricity, tying up charge stations, preventing all-electrics being able to charge.

Published: 11-Feb-2014

If the electricity is being offered for free, as it is in many electric-car charging locations, Michael Delune will park his Tesla Model S there. Even if he isn't running particularly low on juice.

“If it's free, I'll take it,” the Irvine lawyer said. “I admit that I have done that on occasion.”

Free is free, even if you did spend $70,000-plus on an electric car.

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