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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    That mileage is only if you drive 300 miles a day. If you are like most people who travel well under 40 miles a day, then you will have much much better mileage.

    Yeah, but you have to compare apples to apples. Gas engines running the savings is not worth the price.


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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    People, do we really have to keep making comments like this? You conservatives are always the fastest to scream about how you can spend your money how you damn well please. Some people care about the environment more than you do, but "liberals" don't hold the extreme view that you guys keep assigning to us. "We should take significant steps to minimize our emissions of CO2 because the long-term problems are significant" is not the same thing as "STOP ALL FOSSIL FUELS TOMORROW **** THE ECONOMY **** EATING FOOD WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE IF WE DON'T"

    Way to over react. That is not what I was saying. Look, you can waste your money any damned fool way you wish to. Who am I to stop you. I only wish I could come up with something sale specific for you enviroknuckleheads so I could get rich on your gullible nature.


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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

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    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- General Motors said Tuesday its new Chevy Volt will get 230 miles per gallon in the city, dwarfing the current mileage leader and giving the automaker reason to crow about its strides in fuel efficiency.

    GM, fresh out of bankruptcy, is looking to the Volt to highlight a parade of 25 new vehicles by 2011 aimed at stemming market-share declines and bringing the automaker back to profitability. The Volt could also give GM a much-needed makeover in terms of its reputation for lagging behind the push toward "green" technology.

    Scheduled for late 2010, the Volt will be able to travel up to 40 miles on electricity from a single charge, based on testing of pre-production prototypes and extend its overall range to 300 miles or more using a flex fuel-powered engine-generator.

    GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon - MarketWatch



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    230 miles per gallon?

    What a joke. It only goes 260 miles on gas alone. How in the world can they say it gets 230 mpg, when it can't go more then 300 miles with electric and gas combined?

    Talk about selling a lemon and false advertising.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post

    Eventually the majority will be buying 'green' and the minority will be left with few alternatives (as demand for 'ungreen' falls so will supply until it fizzles out completely because profits are too low).
    Definitely not me and others who don't have a way to adapt to solar or wind power. It will take fifteen to twenty thousand to adapt to solar power... DC to AC converters, an array of storage batteries, a sheltered place to put them, and special circuit breaker panel that accommodates both conventional and solar panel power.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Definitely not me and others who don't have a way to adapt to solar or wind power. It will take fifteen to twenty thousand to adapt to solar power... DC to AC converters, an array of storage batteries, a sheltered place to put them, and special circuit breaker panel that accommodates both conventional and solar panel power.

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    I understand the current procedure. You may have missed it but I said "eventually" (not sure how because it's the first word you quoted). I don't mean now, I don't mean in 3 years or even 10. When technology improves, and I believe it will per my previous posts, people will make the transition.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

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    230 miles per gallon?

    What a joke. It only goes 260 miles on gas alone. How in the world can they say it gets 230 mpg, when it can't go more then 300 miles with electric and gas combined?

    Talk about selling a lemon and false advertising.
    I think on the EPA Fuel economy tests the Volt would get the 230 miles per gallon. But that is a standard test with a standard range and would not reflect all conditions or trips, a few short trips a day, with plugging in after each and you may never use gas, a lot of long trips with rarely plugging the thing in and the economy rating will drop drastically
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Most mileage ratings are qualified by "your mileage may vary."

    I'd be willing to bet we'd save a lot more gas by slowing down to the speed limit and avoiding fast acceleration and sudden stops than by promoting expensive new technology before it's really competitive with old, proven technology.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    obama so owns this car, it is so totally his, it might as well be called the obamamobile

    if it does not sell...

    at $41,000 (after a 7500 dollar credit) it's simply not worth the price

    if it's such a good product why the need for the deduction incentive in the first place?

    it is totally bizarre that any us president would put himself in a position where his own political credibility is totally on the line, dependent on the movement of some lemon of a product off hundreds of show room floors

    the dummy simply cannot see 2 moves ahead, he continually puts himself in these parlous positions

    the only reason for any normal american to buy this latest, trendiest govt motors edition is to demonstrate to his or her neighbors just how much she cares

    not a good enough reason for most moms and dads, even in flush times

    polls and election results might suggest that many more americans are DISinclined to purchase a product associated with our poor, put upon prez

    good luck with your volt, barry

    i hear it takes only premium gas, how chic

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    I have mad Toyota <3. We bought two junkers two years apart. $500 each. Put 150k on one and 200k on the other. Long live Toyota!!

    P.S.: I swear that engine will keep running even after all the doors fall off.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Most mileage ratings are qualified by "your mileage may vary."

    I'd be willing to bet we'd save a lot more gas by slowing down to the speed limit and avoiding fast acceleration and sudden stops than by promoting expensive new technology before it's really competitive with old, proven technology.
    Well actually most cars get their optimum gas mileage at 55-60mph. So if that's the speed limit than yes going the speed limit helps. Excellerating at 1/4 throttle instead of 3/4 throttle and breaking over much longer distances can improve gas mileage by about 15%. Using cruise control whenever possible in non-hilly regions can save you up to 12%. Also, don't accellerate on hills. If you are likely to be stopped 2 or more minutes then you should shut your engine off. This is all via edmunds.

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