Tag Archives: Chevy Volt

The Volt’s leaky battery

Why yes, I was actually thinking about, well, someday, buying one of those new all-electric Chevy Volts. Then I began to see glimmerings of government hype and then I suddenly realized, whoops, it’s not all-electric.

It’s another hybrid—albeit a mere four-seater at $41,000 (minus a federal deficit-increasing tax subsidy of $7,500) built with the usual clunky Detroit engineering. In other words, it’s an Obamalot boondoggle.

UPDATE:  Car Of The Year, eh? Someone paid big bucks for these.

Iowahawk on the Volt: Infantile ads

Nevermind the $41,000 pricetag. Government Motors’ new Chevy Volt irks car-nut Iowahawk just for its cheesy advertising. “See the U.S.A., etc.” this is not. Buy a Ford, he says, for better songs. Me, I’ll stick with Honda, and skip the ads altogether.

A vault from the Volt

The concept car is ugly. It has no headroom and looks like a mashed can. But if Chevy can really pull off this flex-fuel, hybrid electric car by 2010, it could be the start of something good for the Long War and the economy. Too many of our pols seem to have their pockets lined with Saudi dollars for them to make a serious effort away from the Middle East oil funding the terrorists. But the automobile industry might be able to do it for them. Although as the driver of a Honda rice-burner, I’ll grant the Audi-driving Seablogger his take on the usual American car: "…it’s overpowered; it steers like a truck; and it feels as though it wants to go airborne every time it rounds a corner.”

Via Instapundit