Chevy Volt Sales Surpass 2,000 for March, George H.W. Bush Buys Volt for Son
April 2, 2012 9:17 PM
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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
. However, General Motors is now touting that the plug-in hybrid had its best sales ever during the month of March.
, 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.
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.
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4/4/2012 12:12:21 AM
A THINK-TANK produces STUDIES.
That's their PRIMARY FUNCTION.
For A THINK-TANK to not produce a STUDY is ODD since its thier PRIMARY FUNCTION.
The CBO on the other hand is the
Congressional Budget Office
. Its PRIMARY FUNCTION is to run financials on direct budget items voted on by Congress of the Untied States. Since the majority of Volt subsidies were not DIRECT decisions by Congress, the CBO would never produce a study focused on just the Volt, it would be outside thier duty statement. The GAO is the Government organization that would be more likely a source. But even the GAO would prefer to focus on say the ATVM loans rather than a single car.
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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