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Chevy Volt drains power from economy, Obama’s 2012 campaign
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2011 | Neil Munro

Posted on 10/25/2011 9:20:21 AM PDT by martosko

The White House’s green technology revolution is sitting in an auto lot in Butler, Pa., and nobody is buying.

“Nobody comes in to ask, nobody comes in to look … The American people are smarter than the government — they’re not buying that car,” said Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, who owns the auto lot where one of General Motors’ combined electric-and-gasoline powered Volt autos sits unwanted, unsold and unused.

The Chevy Volt would cost its buyer almost $40,000 — even after a $7,500 federal check — and that’s more than twice the price of a comparable Chevy Cruze, Kelly told The Daily Caller. “I just pay interest on it, insure it, and in another week or month, we’ll scrape snow off it.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: automakers; bhoenergy; chevyvolt; generalmotors; greenenergy; greens; obama; solyndra
Ready for more Solyndras? This one goes 40 miles before it poops out
1 posted on 10/25/2011 9:20:34 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko
Don't worry.

Ubama will get the American people to obey him.

Or else.

2 posted on 10/25/2011 9:22:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: martosko

I thought I read somewhere where GM is expanding their production for next year.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: martosko

The Cruze gets better gas mileage for a lot less ... why on earth would anyone buy a Dolt?


4 posted on 10/25/2011 9:27:07 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: martosko

lol.

I saw a TV commercial for the Volt. It was retarded, “What are you doing at a gas station”

I always reply “because it also has a gasoline engine”


5 posted on 10/25/2011 9:27:55 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

They replayed that commercial during Sunday’s NFL games. A really dumb commercial. No real point in it other than a guy with no real answer for owning a Volt. I thought, that’s just the kind of dork who’d own one...


6 posted on 10/25/2011 9:32:13 AM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: bcsco

The government will probably buy them all. It’ll be a new campaign “jobs” plan next year I bet.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 9:33:51 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: martosko

Sick of these new fangles cars. Cost me $150 to get my ELECTRIC driver side window to go up and down. On my first car, the most it would have needed was a screw. And yes, there’s a pun in their someplace.


8 posted on 10/25/2011 9:37:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: martosko

The problem isn’t that people are not buying the Chevy Zonk. Its that they need to produce more of them!
Im using Liberal logic. Yes, it hurts my brain.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 9:38:38 AM PDT by Leep
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To: GeronL

Judging by the article, and how dealers are trying to discount them to local and state governments, and businesses tied to the administration, they may not buy them but come up with some behind-the-scenes program to move the inventory, then making a big deal of the car’s success.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: Sacajaweau

$150?......You got your screw...........


11 posted on 10/25/2011 9:41:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: bcsco

no gubmint “investment” is ever a failure. it’s just “underfunded”.


12 posted on 10/25/2011 9:44:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: martosko

The Chevy Volt is just one federal mandate away from being a success. Everyone knows it will be for the common good. So just make put a punitive fine on every person who refuses to buy a Volt. There, problem solved.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 9:47:47 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: martosko

GM filled a niche that didn’t exist. The various hybrids (Prius, Insight, Civic...) already in the marketplace satisfied the “green car” niche. All the Volt does is introduce a higher price tag. Doesn’t everyone want to pay more for their car?


14 posted on 10/25/2011 9:56:04 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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This one goes 40 miles before it poops out

That just killed me when I heard them bragging about it. I bought my nephew a power wheels Ford truck last Christmas that will do that with a smaller battery and has more cargo room! How the hell are they going to market that thing to people in Texas where we have people who live 50 miles from the closest gas station? That won't even get most of us to work in the morning. Epic Fail!

The Left is so stupid, they think they can just wish things to happen and use the space program as proof it can happen. What they don't get is that the technology that got us to the moon had been around for 20 years before Kennedy made his speech and it still took almost another 10 years to get there. It takes a lot more than just throwing money at it.

15 posted on 10/25/2011 9:56:47 AM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared! Back2Back American League Champions!)
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To: martosko

Great job Obama!...First your whack left political party sinks the housing market by forcing banks to make garbage loans, then you totally destroy the private job market and now you want us all to by a $40,000 dollar electric car?...GO TO HELL, Assclown!


16 posted on 10/25/2011 10:02:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: bcsco

Make it cheaper and it might find a market—Now its a white elephant. I think I would buy one if it was 12,000. Maybe if they made Post Office versions for Humvee versions the Gov. could buy them?


17 posted on 10/25/2011 10:03:49 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: martosko

Note to GM: get in bed with Obama, CATCH A DISEASE.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 10:08:23 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama Motors presents the Doltswagen.


19 posted on 10/25/2011 10:13:51 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = 3rd World Dictator)
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To: GeronL
I always reply “because it also has a gasoline engine”

Your right. People don't realize it (because they advertise it as an electric car), but the Volt is actually a hybrid. If that is not ironic enough for you, (I have not verified this) there is a suggestion that there is a deisel car out there that gets better mileage than the reVolt.

20 posted on 10/25/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

That price tag puts it up in the premium car market. Even at the price of a Chevy Cruz, it wouldn’t be worth it for everyday driving (unless you lived close to your workplace). Limited appeal, high price. An Edsel for sure.


21 posted on 10/25/2011 10:15:27 AM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: martosko

No one wants these plug in cars. I asked an enviro-wacko once..what about the electricity it takes to charge these cars AND what about the battery when it has to be replaced, a battery that costs several hundred dollars? No reply. Just like those fugly squiggle bulbs filled with mercury, how is that healthy? This green garbage is just that.. garbage.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 10:20:24 AM PDT by ShadowPatriot
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To: bcsco

Only people who are too lazy to walk to work would consider a Volt.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 10:23:22 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: Tenacious 1

I see no reason to insult lazy people.

Buying a volt requires blind unthinking belief in Obama. Much like the OWS crowd does not consider most trading is done by computers based in NJ.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 11:32:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: martosko
New Volt, much better looking.


25 posted on 10/25/2011 3:34:51 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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