Skip to comments.Chevy Volt: The Car From Atlas Shrugged Motors
Posted on 03/17/2011 8:07:04 PM PDT by fightinJAG
Who is going to buy all these cars?
The Chevrolet Volt is beginning to look like it was manufactured by Atlas Shrugged Motors, where the government mandates everything politically correct, rewards its cronies and produces junk steel.
This is the car that subsidies built. General Motors lobbied for a $7,500 tax refund for all buyers, under the shaky (if not false) promise that it was producing the first all-electric mass-production vehicle.
At least that's what we were once told. Sitting in a Volt that would not start at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, a GM engineer swore to me that the internal combustion engine in the machine only served as a generator, kicking in when the overnight-charged lithium-ion batteries began to run down. GM has continually revised downward its estimates of how far the machine would go before the gas engine fired, and now says 25 to 50 miles.
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Bastard child of the Corvair and the Vega. I suspect an Edsel in the woodpile.
Their Genesis line is a Lexus for the price of Toyota. Starts at $22, 250 for the coupe and $33,000 for the sedan:
Premium fuel to boot.
GM only sold about 1200 Volts between 12/10-3/11 ...
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Lexus hybrid betting 45 MPG
I long for the days in the fifties and sixties when the cars were big and beautiful. Life seemed designed for people then, now it’s for plants,trees,frogs everything but people.
If I wanted a car at that price that required premium gas I’d buy a Lexus...and probably get better mileage.....
Would that be “Associated Motors” or “Amalgamated Motors”?
How far can you drive that Hyundai without putting gas in it ?
It’s a hybrid, like the Prius and others, not an electric/gas thingee like the Volt.
And the Vette (at least the base model) gets over 30mpg on the highway (I dunno how the Z-06 and the ZR-1 do). Admittedly, passenger space in the Vette is at something of a premium and the tire bill is nothing to sneeze at.
forgeddaboutit. Here is the car of the future. go see this video of a working hydrogen powered car.
And its built by GM, strangely enough.
Recently, President Obama selected General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair his Economic Advisory Board. GE is awash in windmills waiting to be subsidized so they can provide unreliable, expensive power.Talk about back scratching!
Consequently, and soon after his appointment, Immelt announced that GE will buy 50,000 Volts in the next two years, or half the total produced. Assuming the corporation qualifies for the same tax credit, we (you and me) just shelled out $375,000,000 to a company to buy cars that no one else wants so that GM will not tank and produce even more cars that no one wants. And this guy is the chair of Obama's Economic Advisory Board?
Sadly they do not offer an all wheel drive option for the Genisus or the Equus or I may have bought one.