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Re: Electric Vehicles
« Reply #480 on: December 03, 2018, 07:28:48 pm »
I disagree on a few of your points. for one thing, the maintenance on the Volt is quite low. Oil changes once a year. Maintenance on the electric motor pretty much zero, in my experience. Batteries last something close to the usable life of the car. At least 200K, maybe more.

Rather than "neither fish nor fowl", I'd call it the best of both worlds. Even a Tesla is a carriage without a horse, if the batteries are dead. For people who drive longer distances, this is a real problem. And fast chargers are not just on every street corner either.

And the the Volt was never a true serial hybrid anyway. It has three modes, one of which does (minimally) charge the batteries from the gas engine, like most other hybrids. I had a Prius, which I gave to my daughter. It was a great car, but the Volt is a better car. That's about the best recommendation I can give. Better than a Prius, in my view. That's real praise.

And I'm not just saying that because I bought one. I might well buy a Bolt too, at some point.

So Eddie here is a good question for you. How many people can understand and quantify the difference between a hybrid and the volt...  I think gm is abandoning car production in north America because they make much higher profit margins pushing trucks and crossovers with lots of bells and whistles in this market. I do stand corrected the sales numbers for the volt are good I looked them up. How many years until electric subsidies run out? Could that be a reason? Ag I broke my own rule and responded on your thread... for that I am sorry...

Good. See that you don't break your "rule" again. It's over for the fosssil fuel powered CRAPmobiles, whether you want to believe that or not. GM and Ford are dead corporations walking unless they get their heads out of their CRAPmobile favoring asses. If they had spent a TENTH of the money they spend on advertising CRAPmobiles over the last TWO decades on advertising EVs and PHEVs, those vehicles would now DOMINATE the market. Yeah, I know, you can't wrap tour head around that "concept". Fine, keep supporting your BC pipeline and tar sands CRAP because, uh, "that is profitable", NOT!

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