Sources: The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek
quote: @Fleet buys - So you're against our own government fleet becoming less dependant on oil? A volt in our fleet replaces an old giant gas guzzler. But I guess that's bad too.
quote: Is math a foreign concept to you, or perhaps efficiency?
quote: In the above situation, is the Volt a bad bargin? Yes.
quote: But thats a very different set of assumptions than what you're using, which appear to me to be influenced more by right-wing rhetoric than by an actual mathematical analysis.
quote: Seems to me like a bargain on a Ford Fiesta or some similar A-to-B people mover would be the best bet.
quote: So I'm right when you engage the brain and look at some numbers, which consumers have done as well and why they realize the Volt is a poor choice. But, I'm wrong, because you get the sense I have conservative views. Troll.
quote: By definition, that's trollish behavior.
quote: For an automobile to be profitable it needs to sell in the range of 100000 to 200000 units to pay for the production line.
quote: The Volt's sales were terrible before that story even broke.
quote: This is true of any car, you cannot just leave a totaled car sitting somewhere with a volatile fuel source (any energy dense source) without taking care of it, that's common sense.
quote: Well the original claim was that the Volt would catch on fire weeks after a severe crash and it had not been attended to.
quote: The NHTSA's job is to keep people safe and they did that.
quote: But the people have a right to know these things. You seem to think it's fine for a Government agency to sit on a report for five months because it might look bad for the Government supported auto-makers new political flagship. That's not a situation I'm comfortable with. There's a clear conflict of interest here.
quote: Huh? I've been in accidents and had cars totaled, and at no point did the fuel tank have to be drained as a precaution. If fuel isn't leaking, there is virtually no potential risk.
quote: Normal cars just don't do that.
quote: GM is now wielding steel plates around the battery to further secure it.
quote: Why did it take 5+ months?
quote: You do realize the economic prosperity post WW2, that every republican likes to mention, was from that same 'conflict of interest'.
quote: trying to win an argument on the internet is like running in the special olympics, even if you win, your still a retard
quote: Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.