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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    The 230 MPG figure is quite misleading. Where do you think the electricity used to charge the car comes from? That's right, from an energy source, and part of that source is probably powered by a product that is derived from oil. Whoever did the figuring wants a free ride on that. LOL.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The 230 MPG figure is quite misleading. Where do you think the electricity used to charge the car comes from? That's right, from an energy source, and part of that source is probably powered by a product that is derived from oil. Whoever did the figuring wants a free ride on that. LOL.
    Nowhere near gasoline and you know it.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

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    Nowhere near gasoline and you know it.
    So? It is something, and it is being completely ignored in order to pad the MPG numbers. That is dishonest.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So? It is something, and it is being completely ignored in order to pad the MPG numbers. That is dishonest.
    I dont see it being ignored.

    Electric is the future and solar is the source. Wind power is a bunch of crap because of the maintenance and hybrid cars are crap because most drivers don't drive under 30.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The 230 MPG figure is quite misleading. Where do you think the electricity used to charge the car comes from? That's right, from an energy source, and part of that source is probably powered by a product that is derived from oil. Whoever did the figuring wants a free ride on that. LOL.
    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Nowhere near gasoline and you know it.
    GM wanted it figured in that way for CAFE reasons, it bumps up their average drastically

    As for the Volt,

    This first version is a write off, GM is hoping to sell 10 000 in the first year, which is possible
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    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.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    I dont see it being ignored.

    Electric is the future and solar is the source. Wind power is a bunch of crap because of the maintenance and hybrid cars are crap because most drivers don't drive under 30.
    For your average commute they generally do.

    And Solar is okay, but it is not the only part of the future. Wind Turbines are being improved every day to lower the need for maitenance, and they hold a lot of potential.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    For your average commute they generally do.

    And Solar is okay, but it is not the only part of the future. Wind Turbines are being improved every day to lower the need for maitenance, and they hold a lot of potential.
    Turbines don't hold potential at all, but the batteries some of them feed do.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

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    That's cool. I still won't buy it though.

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    Make sure you keep plenty of fuel filters in your trunk.

    I bought a tank of bio-diesel one time and I had to get my fuel system totally flushed out, before the truck would run right.
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