Print 69 comment(s) - last by Qapa.. on Apr 7 at 10:26 AM

Former president George H.W. Bush jumps on the Volt bandwagon

The Chevrolet Volt has been battered and bruised over the course of the past six months. The vehicle has weathered an NHTSA investigation into fires, attacks from the members of the media, and production slowdowns. However, General Motors is now touting that the plug-in hybrid had its best sales ever during the month of March.
According to Bloomberg, over 2,000 Volts were sold during the month, surpassing the previous high of 1,529 units in December 2011. GM also claims that it sold over 100,000 vehicles during the month that have an EPA rating of 30 mpg or better. Rather conveniently, GM only cites the highway rating instead of the combined rating to reach that 100,000 figure -- the EPA combined rating takes into account both city and highway fuel economy and is closer to what most drivers will see in the real world.
"GM's strategic investments in four-cylinder and turbocharged engines, advanced transmissions and vehicle electrification have been very well timed," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "Three years ago, about 16 percent of the vehicles GM sold achieved at least 30 mpg on the highway. Today, that number is about 40 percent, and we have more new fuel-economy leaders on the way."

Former President George H.W. Bush bought a new Chevy Volt for his son, Neil Bush
In other Volt news, former Republican President George H.W. Bush bought a Chevrolet Volt. Fox News reports that the former president bought his son, Neil Bush, a Volt for his birthday.
In February, current President Barack Obama promised that he would buy a Chevrolet Volt once he leaves office. "Five years from now when I'm not president anymore, I'll buy one and drive it myself," said President Obama in a speech to members of the United Auto Workers in late February.
The Chevrolet Volt has a base MSRP of $39,145 before a $7,500 tax credit and can travel for up to 36 miles on battery power alone.

Sources: Bloomberg, Fox News, General Motors

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Of course
By ThreatcoreNews on 4/2/2012 11:09:47 PM , Rating: 1
See, for me - I don't have to plan on weather, distance, or if I want to run the heater. I can turn the key on my gasoline powered SUV and go wherever, whenever.

Don't try and play the economics of gas either. You will lose this battle:

I'll continue to spew CO2 from my SUV and be green which helps the plants - greenies should thank me:

....and don't try and play the temperature rise either - once again, you'll lose:

Now go ahead and rate this down because it contains facts not aligned with the left.

RE: Of course
By slunkius on 4/3/12, Rating: -1
RE: Of course
By Jeffk464 on 4/3/12, Rating: 0
RE: Of course
By Qapa on 4/3/2012 8:25:57 PM , Rating: 2
I hope it will be rated down because it seems you have no clue about what you are talking about.

Nissan Leaf is electric and has a limited range, and takes (some/lots) of time to recharge.

The Volt has no range limits as you could eventually drive it only with gas!

Now that would defeat it's purpose of possibly saving you money in the long run and being green, but it has absolutely NO range issues.

So just read a little more, get informed. Maybe you'll even end up seeing that it would probably be cheaper than your SUV and save you money very quickly...

"Vista runs on Atom ... It's just no one uses it". -- Intel CEO Paul Otellini

Most Popular Articles5 Cases for iPhone 7 and 7 iPhone Plus
September 18, 2016, 10:08 AM
Laptop or Tablet - Which Do You Prefer?
September 20, 2016, 6:32 AM
Update: Samsung Exchange Program Now in Progress
September 20, 2016, 5:30 AM
Smartphone Screen Protectors – What To Look For
September 21, 2016, 9:33 AM
Walmart may get "Robot Shopping Carts?"
September 17, 2016, 6:01 AM

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki