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Thread: The Chevrolet Volt

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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    $40k is too much for THAT car. There are plenty of cars I would willingly shell out far more than $40k to own.
    Btw, here's an all-electric car for you... and it'll go 0-60 in about 4 seconds.

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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    How long will the battery last before it needs replacing and what will the cost be? Me I will continue to buy ethanol free gas.

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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    Btw, here's an all-electric car for you... and it'll go 0-60 in about 4 seconds.

    The battery lasts about 5 seconds.
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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    How long will the battery last before it needs replacing and what will the cost be? Me I will continue to buy ethanol free gas.
    The batteries are hazardous materials too.
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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Too expensive, and has more hype that substance.
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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    How long will the battery last before it needs replacing and what will the cost be? Me I will continue to buy ethanol free gas.
    Most of the batteries will last 4-5 years, though it depends on how much you're charging/discharging them. Most companies making hybrids or electric vehicles throw in one free battery replacement with the warranty however.
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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    It seems very expensive, and I doubt it offsets CO2 in the long run. I don't believe in AGW, but using electricity still emits CO2 due to the fact that a power plant must produce the energy to charge your car. Also economically, you still have to pay for the electricity to run the thing, and that's not free (and in some areas can be expensive).
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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Though the range is too low for my current needs, I do think it is great that the US is beginning to make automobiles that in the future, will help us get off of the oil drug.

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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    For an all electric car, what is the range while using the air conditioner? My last employer had an EV1 that we could test out for a few weeks, and one of our engineers did. He liked it, but running AC in AZ is desired in all but the few cold weeks of winter.
    If they ever get the price down to about half of what it is today, we could use one for our Utah place. Going shopping for us means going down hill to get to town, and it is only about 5 miles one way.
    We will still need a "road trip" car, for when we drive to AZ twice a year, so we will keep the Silverado. And the 10 year old Impala that we keep in Utah has low miles on it, should last another 10 years based on the way we use it. So they have 10 years to develop and build what we need at a price we can be happy with...
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    Re: The Chevrolet Volt

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The battery lasts about 5 seconds.
    Lies! The e-tron has a range of 154 miles!

    ...and 3,319 pound-feet of torque. Take THAT, Prius.
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