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Cost per mile is $.02 that's 2 pennies per mile. Oil change for me is recommended at once every 2 years. Charging at home is way more convenient than going to a gas station. You don't have to agree with the bail out or the politics involved and its childish to let that influence your opinion of the Volt.
My charge time is 3.75 hours and really it only matters if I can charge up by the next day so I have 14 hours to get charged. A volt doesn't really need any public charging especially the outragous prices. It cost me $.070 to fully charge at home, not $1.50. I use no gas on my 37 mile commute. The average Volt driver goes 900 miles betweem fill ups. Dont forget Volts can use gas when ever they want to (no draw backs finding a charge station) i get 37 - 42 mpg on gas. These are all facts not fiction. I'm also a conservative. I have the freedom of choice to use electric or gas. My average mpg is over 250 mpg. The tax incentive for the volt is only available if I personally paid that amount out of my pocket in federal taxs. It's not giving me other ppls money
I can't believe this guy is just another hater. I am a conservative and I love my Volt. I don't know why almost everyone wouldn't want one. I use absolutely no gas and commute 35 miles everyday. It takes only 3.5 hours to charge. And unlike Ransom says it only costs 2 pennies/mile to drive. So many lies about the Volt and almost all from my fellow so called conservatives. It a fantastic car and after 6 months and 7000 miles I still love it. Lifetime mpg is well over 250mpg. See voltstats.net for real world numbers
you hit the nail on the head. I was a proud Conservative until I bought a Volt. After seeing, reading and experiencing the utter hate for a car based on total nonsense and just plain hatred. I am so embarrassed and didn't know so many Conservatives behaved this way. A real eye opener
Then you know absolutely nothing about the Volt. It has more lines of code than an F35 fighter jet. I know that doesn't make it a good car in itself but your statement is clearly idiotic
The Volt uses zero gas commuting to work all week - all year. That beats your 35mpg Peugeot diesel at $4.20/gal. Everyone wants to beat up on the Volt EPA 38 mpg when that is the least efficient mode of operation that the Volt has. I'm averaging well over 700 mpg. Is this really why people are PO'd? or is it that I pay 70 cents a day to drive my 36 mile commute? The Volt is the most misunderstood car in history. People don't really have any reason to hate it but they do for all sorts of false reasons. I'm still trying to figure it out and its mostly my own party that is on the bash wagon. Be careful you will end with egg on your face because the Volt is brilliant. I would buy another for the wife if I could afford it.
I have a 36' diesel RV and a Jeep tj with 35's that I tow (and a VOLT). Why do you think you need to give up your RV or Jeep? With the gas I save all year (gas free) I can more afford to take those two trips a year at 65mph towing my jeep. :)
I have a 36' diesel RV and a Jeep tj with 35's that I tow (and a VOLT). Why do you think you need to give up your RV or Jeep? With the gas I save all year (gas free) I can more afford to take those two trips a year at 65mph towing my jeep. :)
Wrong 38% US and the rest is imported (less than half US) http://www.npr.org/2012/04/11/150444802/where-does-america-get-oil-you-may-be-surprised Even if you were right, oil is a world commodity which goes to the highest bidder (even our US oil is exported at times). What would happen to gas prices if that 20% you state as middle east would stop.
"batteries have sufficient energy density, so the range is too short); and the economics is lacking" Duh - that is why GM built the volt with a gas back up. 40-50 miles is substantial since 80% of drivers have a commute which is less. I can drive 100% gas free for 90% of my driving and it is very impacting to my gas bill
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