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Originally posted by Jnewell33
how come they haven't figured out how to build a fuel efficient vehicle with a smaller price tag. $40,000 will keep this technology well out of the hands average folks who are still hurting from the recession.
Originally posted by DazE777
While watching the news last night on GM's new 230MPG Chevy Volt, something popped into my head.
These guys all of a sudden come out with this unbelievable fuel efficient vehicle just a few short weeks after the US government takes over.
Was this all planned?
I remember Bush saying, just after 9/11 in efforts to destroy the evil terrorists from oil producing countries, that it was there goal to rid the world of it's dependence of fossil fuels.
So they big boys help destroy the auto sector in order to take it over. Now they come out with god's gift to fuel efficient vechiles that don't require, not totally anyway, gas.
Are they trying to corner the market?
Nice little revenue stream they may have created here. Boy was it ever a good idea bailing out GM.
The next big thing will be how they will increase taxes and fees on electricity.
I would like to here others thoughts on this.
Q: What is the Chevy Volt?
A: The Chevy Volt is an extended-range electric car being developed by General Motors. It currently exists in prototype form only but GM reports they are fully committed to bring the car to production. In June 2008, GM’s board of directors voted to fund production of the vehicle, and in September 2008 the production version was unveiled. Mule vehicles have been running since 2008 and the first pre-production cars will arrive in June 2009.
As I stated they probably were heading down that path and were told to stop.