Skip to comments.Chevy Volt to cost $41,000 before rebate (ObamaMobile goes on sale)
Posted on 07/27/2010 1:33:13 PM PDT by USALiberty
The Chevrolet Volt, the first mass-market electric vehicle from General Motors Co., will have a sticker price starting at $41,000 when it hits showrooms later this year.
But government tax credits and rebates designed to speed the entry of electric vehicles into the marketplace will make the price more attractive. There's a federal tax credit of $7,500 for electric vehicles. That lowers the Volt price to $33,500. An earlier report factored in an additional $5,000 credit for Californians, which would have brought the price to $28,500, but GM said the Volt will not be included in the state's special rebate program.
The sticker price of the hybrid Toyota Prius, the current favorite of gasoline misers and eco-drivers, ranges from $22,150 to $28,820, depending on the trim level and equipment.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
How long till we're all REQUIRED to buy one (for our OWN GOOD, of course)? Electric cars DON'T WORK! Duuuh.
40 miles on a single charge...couldn’t get me to my parents house in a day!
Does the price include an SUV to TOW this car? Or, maybe it has a 400-mile cord! LOL!
It has an onboard generator - it actually has unlimited mileage... as long as you keep feeding it that eeeeeeevil gasoline.
batteries not included?
I wonder why the batteries are called rare earth?
As crappy as the thing is likely to be, it actually has infinite range. 40 miles on battery then it starts its internal gasoline generator and uses that for power instead. Keep feeding it gas and it’ll keep going.
Only Big Brother would invest in a car that can only go 40 miles! No one actually interested in PROFIT would dream of it.
Uh oh....PETA is right around the bend......
I have to pay taxes to help rich people afford solar to beat the high electric prices that I pay, I may as well be forced to buy rich people economical cars so that they can beat the high gas prices that I pay, maybe I will have enough blood left to pay for their kids college that I can’t afford for myself or mine.
Still can’t get away from ethyl....
GM motors is to the auto industry ,
as Obamacare is to medicine,
as Martin Luther King Blvd. is to roadways. (erman 2010)
How much juice will it draw on that 10 hour recharge?
As compared to, say.....6-8 100 Watt lightbulbs?
4 hours at 220V. Wouldn’t that be like 4 hours with the dryer on high? or your water heater?
As compared to a some gas cars that can go that far on $2.79 worth of unleaded?
My prediction: Not ONE of these ObamaMobiles will be sold to the general public. They’ll all be purchased by government agencies, which will never use them because nobody will want to ride in one.
Can you imagine the look on a cop’s face if he was issued one of these as a squad car? I can see the headline now: “Car Chase Ended so Police Could Stop to Plug In — Liberals Shocked When Criminal Refuses to Wait!”
Did you even bother to read my post? That won’t happen because the car actually has a gasoline-powered generator on board.
IT ISN’T BATTERY-ONLY! So repeating this point you’re trying to make only makes you look like a fool; better to use some other point to attack it (and it has a lot of targets.)
They’re exempt from ObamaCare.
High efficiency cleaned-up diesels likely a better “green choice”. Those don’t waste energy hauling heavy batteries around.
Any bets that Algore won’t buy one?
What happens if 10% of autos use electric power?
You'll better understand the "rare" modifier when the battery fails and you have to buy a new one.
Just imagine what kind of resto you could do to an old classic car with $41k. You could put every conceivable luxury add-on in it.
All govt cars will be required to buy into this....this way, we have to pay for repairs, elec ins etc etc....FOREVER!!!!!!
Might as well put a mast and sail on a Chevy cobalt and call it a day.
English Translation: We are all buying electric cars. Most of us are being forced to buy them for other people to drive.
i heard it takes a 240 line....
wow! thank you!
The government will tell you which days you are allowed to drive.
As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain
I take a look at my wife and realize she's very plain
But that's just perfect for an Amish like me
You know, I shun fancy things like electricity
At 4:30 in the morning I'm milkin' cows
Jedediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows... fool
And I've been milkin' and plowin' so long
that Even Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone
I'm a man of the land, I'm into discipline
Got a Bible in my hand and a beard on my chin
But if I finish all of my chores and you finish thine
Then tonight we're gonna party like it's 1699
We've been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
I've churned butter once or twice
Living in an Amish paradise
It's hard work and sacrifice
Living in an Amish paradise
We sell quilts at discount price
Living in an Amish paradise
More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/w/weird+al+yankovic/#share
Algore couldn't FIT in one.
somewher in the article, I believe the 22o is an upgrade. Meaning more $$$’s
Algore will probably be one of the few people who will buy one.
He will make some poor intern drive it in the caravan behind his chauffeur driven SUV.
Chevy Volt ($33,500) vs Mazda 3 ($15,345)
The Mazda 3 gets 33mpg highway so with the $18,155 you save you can buy 6,051 gallons of gas ($3/gal) and drive almost 200,000 miles.
Algore couldn’t FIT in one.
I was traveling on I-64 West toward Richmond from Newport News and stopped at a Rest Area. This State-run rest stop had free chargers for electric vehicles!
That means our taxes will now pay for everybody to charge up their car. I thought we would have to pay for a charge like stopping at a gas station.
They could just put a pair of recessed contact rails down each lane of every highway, like a gigantic slot car track. Like with slot cars, this system could steer the cars on highway trips, too, allowing the driver to concentrate on the DVD player screen.
Because they use “rare earth” minerals, which aren’t really that rare after all. But, when they were discovered, they were hard to get to, so they were called “rare earth”.
Most of the special “metals” used in these batteries come from China. Now how dumb can we be???
“English Translation: We are all buying electric cars. Most of us are being forced to buy them for other people to drive.”
Yes, the never ending stimulus.
I’ve taken a job requiring a big commute and really need to get rid of my old car.
I’m pleasantly surprised at how little the Prius costs after a couple years, and the gas mileage is great.
Haven’t test driven one, so I am not sure if I would like it...heard they can be annoying when the transmission shifts.
No silly - you just mount the optional windmill on the roof, which will turn a generator, which will charge the battery that will power the motor. Congress will repeal the law of conservation of energy to make all this possible.
here’s a fun comment from the link:
sonicthreat at 12:48 PM July 27, 2010
Where are the tax breaks for ALL THE POOR PEOPLE who have been riding bikes and mass transportation for years? Regardless of intent these people leave a smaller carbon footprint than their richer, car driving counter-parts every day. These incentives are for rich(er) people. Complete bias based on wealth.
For you fake green people talking about how another car is going to help save the planet time to wake up. You can not have your cake and eat it too. The real change that you are all too comfortable to make is ...
a. Sell your car and never buy another.
b. Move close to work.
c. Buy a bike and learn to live your life differently.
d. Use mass transportation.
If you do not do the four points above then please don’t brag about your “contribution”.
Btw ... 411 ... our planet is going to be just fine. The same way our planet was doing just fine when it was so young it couldn’t support life. Our planet is not going anywhere. Stop your silly worrying. We deserve to go extinct if we can not take care of our world
Government Motors? Not thanks, I’ll stick with my Mitsubishi Lancer that’s been getting ~35mpg.
Of course, this aired during GW's term.