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GM predicts 230 MPG for Volt
Pacific Business News ^ | 8/11/2009 | Thomas Hartley

Posted on 08/11/2009 6:43:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

General Motors Co. predicted Tuesday that its Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car will get 230 miles per gallon of gas in city driving.

If confirmed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which tests for mileage figures posted on new car stickers, the Volt would be the first car to exceed triple-digit gas mileage, a GM official said.

Toyota’s Prius, the most efficient car now sold in the U.S., gets 48 miles per gallon.

The Volt is powered by an electric motor and battery pack with a 40-mile range. After that, a small internal combustion engine kicks in to generate electricity for a range of up to of 300 miles. The battery pack can be recharged from a standard home outlet.

The downside is that the Volt is expected to cost nearly $40,000, nearly double the sticker price of some economy hybrids.

The Volt is scheduled to appear in showrooms in late 2010.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; chevyvolt; electriccars; generalmotors; gm; volt
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1 posted on 08/11/2009 6:43:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m going to ask Obama to buy me one.


2 posted on 08/11/2009 6:44:58 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (That smell of death...be seeing ya big casino)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was on board until they got to the price tag.


3 posted on 08/11/2009 6:45:09 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. Government motors didn’t take long to live up to it’s namesake and start with the BS.


4 posted on 08/11/2009 6:45:28 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Burkean

A golf cart gets infinity.


5 posted on 08/11/2009 6:46:16 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: All

The car runs almost 100% off battery!!! By that standard my motor scooter gets infinite miles per gallon, just like my computer and the Amtrak.


6 posted on 08/11/2009 6:46:34 PM PDT by CaliGangsta
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry I forgot where I read it but the VOLT only gets that kind of mileage when it’s recharged six times on a trip. Not very honest.


7 posted on 08/11/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

And a whopping 40 mi range? On a “good day”?


8 posted on 08/11/2009 6:47:41 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Volt is powered by an electric motor and battery pack with a 40-mile range. After that, a small internal combustion engine kicks in to generate electricity for a range of up to of 300 miles.

I call BS on 200+ MPG. I guess if you never drain the battery, then MAYBE (with putting around a level parking lot or neighborhood). But there is NO WAY that sort of mileage is happening in that piece of crap with the gasoline engine running. Period.

9 posted on 08/11/2009 6:48:31 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: mylife

Pretty expensive golf cart.


11 posted on 08/11/2009 6:49:15 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: mylife

How heavy a trailer can it tow?


12 posted on 08/11/2009 6:49:15 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: allmost

13 posted on 08/11/2009 6:49:28 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
"A golf cart gets infinity."

LOL!!!

14 posted on 08/11/2009 6:50:16 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: SeekAndFind

230 mpg is a ridiculous claim, since they have to pull electric power form the grid. On that basis, an electric golf cart gets 10 trillion mpg.


15 posted on 08/11/2009 6:50:35 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: allmost

Brought to you by the same geniuses that gave us “Ca$h for Clunkers” and “Cap and Trade”, it’s Government Motors “WunderWagen aka Volt”.

barf...


16 posted on 08/11/2009 6:51:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
A golf cart gets infinity.

They use the oh so sought after tungsten cowhide turbo encabulator though.

Has the patent run out?

17 posted on 08/11/2009 6:51:14 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Paladin2; Patrick1

Can it plow snow in Co? can it pull a mesquite stump in Tx?

Bah!


18 posted on 08/11/2009 6:51:23 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

230 miles per gallon of gas in city driving

LOL....this is obama motors trying to pass off another of his lies, right?


19 posted on 08/11/2009 6:51:23 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: SeekAndFind
Something does not make sense here. Are they saying that you only charge it once and then get 230 miles per gallon? I think that is an impossibility unless GM discovered some very advanced technology from another planet. Or are they saying that you have to charge the car multiple times in order to run 230 miles per gallon? This is what should happen in the real world.
20 posted on 08/11/2009 6:52:17 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

The EPA has already contradicted GM.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/volt-birth-watch-156-epa-repudiates-gm-volts-230-mpg-claim/


21 posted on 08/11/2009 6:53:24 PM PDT by RangerM (Half of America works for a living, so the other half can vote for a living.)
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To: allmost

“Wow. Government motors didn’t take long to live up to it’s namesake and start with the BS.”

Exactly what I thought!

With no fear of the Government investigating their claims, they can say anything.

The 2nd generation Volt will do warp factor 2, create gasoline, and exhaust skittles.


22 posted on 08/11/2009 6:53:37 PM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
Yep they are learning to lie badly from their real CEO, Obama.
23 posted on 08/11/2009 6:54:24 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: TheBattman

No doubt that if I work 25 miles from home I will just plug into my employer-provided charging station while Im working.


24 posted on 08/11/2009 6:54:41 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you torture the data long enough, it will confess, even to crimes it did not commit")
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To: mylife
Can it plow snow in Co? can it pull a mesquite stump in Tx?

Let government take care of the heavy stuff, they can get the money from the border fence fund and fire up the presses again.

25 posted on 08/11/2009 6:54:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind

The batteries in this car are no good below 32deg.
If the car is not plugged in it will automatically start it’s gas engine to warm the batteries up.

That should be good for a few laughs....


26 posted on 08/11/2009 6:54:57 PM PDT by WackySam (The fact that there are 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case, is not a coincidence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

However, it’ll probably cost you $230.00 per recharge under Barry’s new Cap’n Tax scheme. But what the hell! You’ll be “saving the planet” for Algore while making HIM rich.


27 posted on 08/11/2009 6:55:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are counting on people being so stupid that they believe electricity has no cost. The DBM has no intention of clearing up this misinformation. Just another media lie (attempt to deceive).


28 posted on 08/11/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: brownsfan
The 2nd generation Volt will do warp factor 2, create gasoline, and exhaust skittles.

I hope I can drive to Uranus before I die. ; )

29 posted on 08/11/2009 6:56:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama's Nationalist Socialist Democrat American Party
and their Government Motors
have produced our ffolks wagon.

30 posted on 08/11/2009 6:56:35 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: mylife; grellis

On local Detroit talk radio, they have had spoke people from GM on, talking about the Volt.

Never said what would happen to the range if the A/C or the heater were on?

Bet back when I had a job, wouldn’t make it on my 15 mile drive to work.


31 posted on 08/11/2009 6:56:46 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: CaliGangsta
Amtrak is drawn by diesel-electric locomotives, not electric (at least where I come from)
32 posted on 08/11/2009 6:57:04 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: SeekAndFind

Will it tow a 3000 pound camper from Dallas to Rapid City?...I didn’t think so.


33 posted on 08/11/2009 6:57:07 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: EGPWS

The Federal Reserve can do anything! you can burn that paper for fuel and for heat down by the river.


34 posted on 08/11/2009 6:59:01 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: expatpat
Maybe they are gonna use that "200mpg carbureator banned by automakers and big oil"?

ROFLMAO !

35 posted on 08/11/2009 6:59:38 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama Ftake care o' me!")
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To: SeekAndFind

If the Volt and other electrics get the acceptance hoped for we will be waiting nervously for the inevitable incremental improvement in battery technology. Then, where will we put 20,000,000 obsolete batteries, not to mention the 100 billion replacement price tag.


36 posted on 08/11/2009 7:00:14 PM PDT by anton
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To: SkyDancer
Sorry I forgot where I read it but the VOLT only gets that kind of mileage when it’s recharged six times on a trip. Not very honest.

So I could make my annual trip to see my family during the holidays (a 250 mile drive, each way), if I add a week of travel time each way (figuring overnight battery charges). Two weeks on the road, not counting the actual family visit.

Pass.

37 posted on 08/11/2009 7:00:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: SeekAndFind
The Volt is powered by an electric motor and battery pack with a 40-mile range. After that, a small internal combustion engine kicks in to generate electricity for a range of up to of 300 miles. The battery pack can be recharged from a standard home outlet.

Is Government Motors seriously claiming that one gallon of gas will generate enough electricity to propel that car 270 miles?

Boy, GM told some whoppers before, but now that they're Government Motors there's no end to the lies they'll tell now! Next thing you know Government provided health care will be free!

38 posted on 08/11/2009 7:00:21 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: allmost

Ok, we burn coal to produce the electricity that will give this car its tremendous mileage. Where is that figure?


39 posted on 08/11/2009 7:01:22 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Obama's Logo = barastika)
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To: Springman
No kidding! Kick on the AC or heat and wammo! Those #s are gone!

"back when I had a job" Hope that means you're retired! ☺

40 posted on 08/11/2009 7:02:13 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s see. I can buy a car that gets 20 mpg for $25,000 or I can spen $40,000 for 230 mpg. The way I figure, if gas is around $2.50 gallon I can travel 120,000 miles for the $15,000 difference.


41 posted on 08/11/2009 7:02:13 PM PDT by 80sReaganite (Where is our next Ronaldus Magnus....? (hint: He's running the state of Louisiana!))
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To: SeekAndFind
The Gooberment Motors Volt test track.......


42 posted on 08/11/2009 7:02:13 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: dartuser

Plug your Volt into any household outlet.
If you do that at work you will be charged by the company.
At home plug in costs the homeowner how much per plug in?
Bologna!


43 posted on 08/11/2009 7:05:03 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: SeekAndFind

My Blackberry gets better mileage than that.


44 posted on 08/11/2009 7:05:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: SeekAndFind
160 HP electric motor after 40 miles runs off a gas powered generator.. Sounds like big talk 230 MPG Generating electricity to run a electric motor !! HOW?
45 posted on 08/11/2009 7:06:21 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

How do you calculate a per gallon mileage on a car that doesn’t use liquid fuel?


46 posted on 08/11/2009 7:07:07 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t tell you it will take six days to make that trip.

Jeez


47 posted on 08/11/2009 7:07:29 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: SeekAndFind
Government Motors, claims aplenty but no independent verification. I can see people driving down a street and running out of power, knock on a family's door and ask for a quick charge. LOL. Maybe they will invite you in for a cup of coffee. Amen.
48 posted on 08/11/2009 7:07:47 PM PDT by gakrak
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To: Burkean
Buy a comparable sized car for $20k, put the other $20k in an interest bearing large sum bank account, get thirty miles to the gallon in your conventional car and drive 150,000 miles (assuming $4 gas.)

There won't be any way to figure out the real difference in costs until we see how much it costs to plug in your car every night. A 40 mile car would do me good 90% of the time, but not so much when I need to drive to the ski slope in bad weather.

I still think $40k is a lot to pay for a small car. Remember that the $40k price tag is already subsidized by every American taxpayer.

49 posted on 08/11/2009 7:08:04 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the EPA does not push back against this blatant lie, you will know that the fix is in, and the Obama Administration has their thumb on the scale, and will tell any lie to make sure GM succeeds.


50 posted on 08/11/2009 7:08:28 PM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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