Here's a wheel-motor series hybrid ... that gets to 60 mph in under THREE seconds: http://mashable.com/2011/05/06/elect...guar-supercar/
and this one, among others: Electric Supercar Blows Doors Off Tesla : Discovery News
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
Now I do like NG. We should try to use it more. We've got a lot of it and the price is cheap. I like the idea of replacing our coal plants (and selling the excess coal to China) and using NG instead.
The thing I like about EVs is their source power could be damned near anything. When first using EVs, we might use a lot of coal. 10 years later, we're using more NG, but even the old EVs still work just fine. 10 more years and we might have more nuclear power. Doesn't matter. Even the old EVs can still work with it. Anything that produces electricity works just fine with EVs. Current ICE cars ONLY work with gasoline/diesel. Whereas EVs function with any source. See the advantages?
It's both. The styling for the concept looked aggressive and was cut down. The promises of mileage didn't pan out and GM looked dishonest and a bit stupid, causing a perception problem in an already low demand vehicle.So styling is hurting it, NOT the technology.WHich don't outsell any other car offered in class.How many different hybrids does toyota offer now? 5-6?
Had nothing to do with the Volt. GM is selling other cars, which are outperforming the Volt by leaps and bounds in the market.And of course lets bot forget the overall condition of the economy.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.