Originally Posted by The Lone Bolt
The Volt is designed to go only 40 miles all-electric because according to Dept of Transportation statistics 40 miles will cover 70% of all driver's daily transportation needs. And indeed Volt statistics back this up. The latest is that 60% of Volt owner's driving is all-electric. That has already saved over a supertanker of gas.
The gas engine is to eliminate "range anxiety", so Volt owners can drive long distances when they need to.
That's your spin. They are citing the highest projection, not what GM expected to sell.
The demand is there or they wouldn't be leasing them. And by your standards Toyota should have given up on the Prius. They were slow sellers the first few produciton years. Now they are Toyota's best-selling models.
Gas engine is a gas engine is a gas engine..
DOT projections yea sure.. I believe them even less than I believe YOU they have vested interest in keeping NObama in power..
The demand is there because in 2-3 years they can walk away from it and they still get the $7,500.oo tax break..
as for the highest projections those were what GM hoped to sell each year..
one of the reasons this plant was built, but I guess when you can't sell the car they have no need for batteries..
Me thinks the green weenie has invaded your brain..