Skip to comments.Chevy Volt's 230 mpg rating, ad campaign comes under fire from Bill Ford, AdAge
Posted on 08/20/2009 4:19:22 PM PDT by WhiteCastle
The Chevrolet Volt's 230 mpg number continues to be questioned. The latest to criticize is Bill Ford, who takes issue not only with the General Motors-approved 230 figure, but also Nissan's claim that its Leaf EV will get 367 mpg. The real culprit here, Ford said, is the EPA's methodology, which he argues is meaningless. "This question devolves into madness," Ford reportedly told Green Car Advisor:
"The government will have to come up with a meaningful number for customers - a user-friendly label. And I think they will. I can't dispute that number, but I'm not sure it's relevant to the customer either."
(Excerpt) Read more at green.autoblog.com ...
It's easy to prove one way or another: Get a Government Motors Chevy Volt with dead batteries, then give them a gallon of gas and a 230 mile distant finish line.
If they make it to the finish line the Chevy Volt gets 230 MPG, if not, it's a perfect example of what we are getting from Obama... B.S.
I thought all of our electricity came from that magical wall outlet. < /S >
After paying the electric bill for your Volt sucker, the cost comes out equal to paying 8 dollars a gallon.
Think of the market share we'll have in France...
How can you possibly have an MPG rating when there is no liquid fuel?
I am so ashamed of the EPA. It is their job to debunk this claim, and they have said nothing. They have thrown away what little credibility they had left in support of an obviously fraudulent advertising campaign.
Very valid point.
All of it is bogus and there IMO is still nothing on the horizon regarding clean or cheap energy beyond oil.
I can see it now: a Sense of the Congress resolution stating that the Volt gets 230 MPG. That should settle that issue. Our Congress taking charge and getting things done. While they’re at it they could add in a long needed amendment to that resolution declaring the official value of PI to be 3.000000. Millions of geometry and trig students would be so, so grateful.
Because they won’t say how much the electricity bill will be.
They out to sell them with windmills or solar panels to charge it up. Once the ecoweinies see that they have to have 5 days of bright sun or strong wind to charge this thing up maybe the light will begin to break on these nutballs that so called alternative energy is actually and alternative to energy.
It has a gas engine which uses liquid fuel. Still a bunch of BS, tho.
You have some very very interesting ideas and insights!
Are you a democrat?
LOL. Hardly. Democrat ideas can pretty much be found in Das Kapital and the Communist Manifesto. Those are not my favorites. I'm from the Libertarian branch of the Free Republic. Low taxes. Milton Friedman. Fredrich Hayek. Austrian economics. Minimal government interference with free market Capitalism.
Of course I was joking!
Friedman and Hayak Yes!
I guess I knew that. But these days when the trolls are out hunting FR meat you never really know for sure. LOL.
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