Source: The Detroit News
quote: GM has also noted that it will not hit its 10,000 unit mark for the Volt this year. GM has sold 6,142 Volts so far. Even with the battery fire publicity the Volt sold more than 1,108 units in November for its best month ever. The Volt is selling so well now that some in Washington are wanting to end the $7,500 tax credit the Volt offers.
quote: Ford Focus plug in is an SUV
quote: Who honestly believes gas will not go up in price in the future?
quote: Personally I think the Volt will sell well because it simply has no competition, no other car on the planet can do what the Volt does right now.
quote: Everything goes up in price though. It's called inflation.
quote: However if you look at the Volt, it's initial price is so high even with subsidies that any discussion on fuel savings won't even come into play until 5+ years after purchase
quote: The initial "40 miles on a charge" has given way to real world numbers of a more realistic 15-20.
quote: Most people simply will not be able to get around in the Volt without having to switch to the ICE.
quote: Except hybrids do it better. The Prius is $20k LESS than the Volt!! Hello?
quote: you could buy five thousand (5,000) gallons of fuel with the price difference between the Prius and the Volt!!
quote: The Volts real-world mileage on the battery is pitiful.
quote: Fuel is far more volatile in price than most other commodities. Are you really that naive to believe otherwise?
quote: As soon as you drive it off the lot and use less fuel, the savings come into play.
quote: Prius starts at $23,640 with lower standard content. You seriously need to check your facts before posting.
quote: Maybe by your twisted view of the world, where facts have no meaning.
quote: The Volt doesn't run on unicorn farts and air. Do you even pay your power bill or do your parents? Electricity rates are absolutely SOARING while gas is actually on a downward trend. My electricity company has gone up 23% this year alone, and they service millions of people.
quote: Again, there is no savings. You've switched from buying gas to buying electricity AND gas.
quote: I see your subtracting the $7,000 from the cost of a Volt. Vehicle cost is vehicle cost, just because the Government is helping foot the bill doesn't mean that price is magically less. And again, even with the subsidy you're looking at a $40k car!
quote: Excuse me but Car&Driver says about the Volt: "Expensive, heavy, not-great economy when running on gas" So I guess they have a twisted view of the world too?
quote: Come back when you're ready to be realistic. I understand you're in favor of the vehicle, but simply trying to bulldoze away all criticism isn't going to make the "facts" work for you.
quote: Electricity is nowhere near this volatile.
quote: Prius: $23,640 (www.toyota.com) Volt: $39,145 (www.chevy.com) BEFORE tax credit.
quote: You were blatantly wrong on every point
quote: Good job cherry-picking their quotes out of context.