Chevy Volt: An Exercise in Futility

UPDATE: So it only took a few hours for the EPA to dump all over Chevy’s statement.

EPA has not tested a Chevy Volt and therefore cannot confirm the fuel economy values claimed by GM.

GM’s response:

Further, GM believes that coming out with the 230 rating at this point in time is one way to change people’s perception of what kind of car the Volt is.

What kind of car is the Volt?

An exercise in both fantasy and futility.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Everyone’s got their panties are in a bunch today because the Chevy Volt gets 230 mpg.

That’s right.

Two-hundred-and-thirty miles per gallon.

Whoop-de-frickin-do.

Now, I want to see GM come back just as much as the next guy.  It is an American icon.  And I want this car to succeed beyond everyone’s wildest dreams, despite the fact that it costs “somewhere around $40,000” and it will take about 113,000 miles to recoup those costs.  And that electricity demand and battery demand will increase (coal-fired power plants and mining, anyone?)

But isn’t it a little suspicious that the EPA breaks in their new “real world” electric vehicle mileage technologies…on the most important new car from Government Motors?  Doesn’t it seem a little bit like the government helping itself?

And, of course nobody really knows what these “new mileage technologies” or “230 mpg” are or how they work.

Kind of like Obama’s healthcare plan.

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Chevy Volt: An Exercise in Futility”

  1. […] and Cap-and-tax job loss chart of the day; Plus: A Senate reading assignment Bulletproof Diction: Chevy Volt: An Exercise in Futility Barking Moonbat: Where Is Al Gore? July 22: Worst snowstorm in 50 years hits Buenos Aires. The […]

  2. Last year Bob Lutz said the Volt would get 150 mpg. Now it’s 230 mpg. It’s also 2050 mpg. Here’s how:

    http://rivercontinua.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/gm-volts-230-mpg-requires-new-ways-of-thinking-about-gas-mileage/

  3. […] reading: Bulletproof Diction: Chevy Volt: An Exercise in Futility Barking Moonbat: Where Is Al Gore? July 22: Worst snowstorm in 50 years hits Buenos Aires. The […]

  4. […] Data and IPCC Scientists Caught Producing False Data To Push Global Warming Bulletproof Diction: Chevy Volt: An Exercise in Futility The B.S. Report: Empty-Headed Michigan Senator Feels “Volatility” Of Global Warming When […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: