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Gord3 Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 5:42 PM
Does anyone know how long the batteries will last before charging them ? How about their life span ? How about getting rid of them when they are no longer usable ? How much will it be to replace them ? And what will 'they' do to the environment when destroyed ? Just asking !
Icthelite Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 6:33 PM
No one really wants to get into what the cost of maintaining vehicles like this is because it would scare the public enough to make them steer clear of owning one. My advice to folks thinking about this purchase is buyer beware. This is one time due diligence will really pay off.
Icthelite Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 6:28 PM
Some of your questions are answered on the VOLT site. But many of them I have asked repeatedly when the media starts raving on about the mechanics of these vehicles. Batteries are not cheap today. Don't believe me, go out and price one for you auto. Then remember that the batteries in these cars are not your regular car types. They are very, very expensive. Replacing them is expensive. Getting rid of them is expensive. More so if they are lithium. Finding places to recharge them if you've gone too far from your base of operations is not an easy task. Most of these cars will not operate at the posted highway speeds of today and operating at their maximum speeds will not get you very far. The more weight they carry the more power they...
RamonAdams Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 6:02 PM
Gord
The smartest life form in the universe has assured us all these problems have been addressed and SOLVED.
Believing otherwise would be tantamount to questioning the abilities to this great leader.

When GE announced at the end of February that it would be bailing out General Motor’s green car strategy by ordering 12,000 electric-gasoline powered Chevy Volts for their fleet, it was more than just Government Electric doing a solid for Government Motors doing a solid for the Government Owners in the Obama administration.

Rather it was an admission of failure by the monetization arm of the Green Conspiracy to control market behavior.

Note: This column was orginally run March 6, 2012. But it was so darn good that I had to run it again ;-)

While GM bet...