Re: Re: GM-- VOLT -- A LAUGH and a HALF
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Posted by Ken on September 13, 2009 at 18:22:53
In Reply to: Re: GM-- VOLT -- A LAUGH and a HALF
posted by Don on August 15, 2009 at 22:30:51:
The GM volt concept is awesome idea, but expensive. Lithium batteries are non toxic and can be recycled. Real useful information about the volt is on GM's website. People should stop writing posts and spend actually reading about it to inform themselves on this car.
Volt has a gas engine just like a prius so if you run out of juice you can still keep going on gas. On battery alone its ~40 miles of non gas miles. Plug in hybrids have been doing this now for years, but the Volt will be the first car plug in car that is designed to be an electric car with a petrol assist.
If you have solar panels or wind turbines on your property you can plug in a volt and reduce oil consumption. IF you live nearby a coal power plant, then it still burning american coal, not foreign oil so its still good.
Personally this whole iraq war imho was about energy. American needs to reduce its reliance on foreign oil.