Government Motors, twice the fail at twice the price.

It turns out the Volt is a piece of shit.

It costs twice as much as a Prius and gets worse mileage.

If it weren’t for the taxpayer bail out of the unions, GM would be bankrupt and out of business now.

Just like they should be.

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4 Responses to Government Motors, twice the fail at twice the price.

  1. JohnOC says:

    As might be expected, what with batteries not working so well in the cold, and all.

  2. Tam says:

    The Volt only gets worse mileage than a Prius if you use it like a Prius.

    Selling electric cars or bitty “city cars”, for that matter to suburbanites is a fool’s game.

    For someone like my roommate, whose daily commute is ~8 miles round trip, she’d never use the Volt’s gas motor except once a year when she drove to the Hamvention in Dayton.

  3. Tam says:

    (Of course, if the Volt was really about efficiency and not politics, it’d have a small diesel motor to charge the batteries, but diesels aren’t “green”.)

  4. Kristopher says:

    Tam: or a diesel fuel cell to charge them overnight.

    Batteries just ain’t there yet. No where near the watt-hour storage capacity of a gallon of hydrocarbons.

    Best I can currently get out of a gallon container of LiFePO4 cells is a 10 mile trip on an electric bike, and that included 8 hours of recharging at work. I eventually gave it up, and went back to driving.

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