Skip to comments.Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices (Yea, just run out and buy a $42,000 Volt)
Posted on 03/03/2012 11:15:03 AM PST by tobyhill
President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy.
In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards.
"That means folks will be able to fill up every two weeks instead of every week, saving the typical family more than $8,000 at the pump over time," he said. "That's a big deal, especially as families are yet again feeling the pinch from rising gas prices."
During the past several weeks, Obama has been eager to appear aggressive in the face of rising gasoline prices even as he reminds audiences that there is no simple, immediate solution that will reverse the current spike in prices.
"What's happening in Detroit will make a difference. But it won't solve everything," Obama said. "There's no silver bullet for avoiding spikes in gas prices every year."
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Catch phrase "over time". It still takes over 10 years to make up the cost savings in gas for what a Prius sells for as compared to an equivelant sized all gas vehicle. Way longer for a Dolt.
Lol @ Chevy Dolt. That is great :D
If worse comes to worse, I’ll just ride my bike or walk.
This is why Obama wants gas prices to go to 10 bucks a gallon, he wants EVERYONE in this country to buy one of those disgusting Volts. The progressive utopian society, this is what they have wanted for the longest time
People won’t buy Volts.
They’ll buy imported Kias.
And GM will well and truly go belly up this time.
Great energy plan, Obama.
I wonder what it costs to recharge?
US Folks got ripped off when the socialist democrats led by pelosi did their fraud thing to get obama on the ballot in 2008. Electric cars, solar panels, green energy. Everything this fraud promotes is 30 to 50 years down the road. In the mean time he doesn’t mind killing the economy to push his idealogical green energy policy that is clearly not working. Big mistake. Common sense would shore up supplies within our own country and allies until the green stuff makes sense, say 50 to 100 years. We could then tell Iran and the middle east to go pound salt.
Exactly. No one expects the Dolt to last the 20 years it would take to make up the difference.
This Asshole never let’s math get in his way. After all, it ain’t about the people....
According to a website I read the other day, it would use approx. $1.50 a day to recharge @ 9 cents per KW Hour.
Oh my gosh, why didn’t I think of this?
Short of the lack of money to run out and buy a new car, its brilliant!!!!
It appears to me the ideal car type for the average american today would be the mazda 5.
"Dumber than a box of rocks" is far too generous to describe Khunhenn and Obama. A single pebble has a higher IQ than the multiplied product of their IQs.
It is funny that Chevy is actually angry, and I mean red-faced, throwing stuff mad, that Obama didn't (or hasn't yet) do some crazy-a$$ dictator thing (which he has become good at) to mandate or somehow ‘force’ everyone to buy a Volt.
After all, that was their whole marketing plan along with all of these so called ‘green’ companies. They were told by Obama that they could rush some stupid piece of crap product that nobody wants to market, and he would force people to buy it.
But Das Führer was unable to pull it off...yet. I don't know why they would be so angry. Obama will just cover any loss they incurred from his ‘stash’ (U.S. National Treasury) otherwise known as the Obama family vacation fund.
apparently the obozo still believes that a pot of gold sits at the end of every rainbow. Idealist idiot as well as evil destroyer!
As the Fed and State governments start seeing their gas tax revenue drop, what do they do?
OH! Raise the tax and start tolling more roads and bridges.
They’ll just cut back pumping and keep the market tight and the price per barrel at the same profit margin.
As long as oil is as unelastic as it is, the guy who has the oil is in the driver’s seat.
Jimmy is smiling