Source: Motor Trend
quote: Speaking of the Volt - 1,849 units were sold in July (~22,200 annual volume). I thought there was no demand for the Volt? Let me guess, they were all government orders, right?
quote: It requires more energy to get something moving than to keep it moving.
quote: And the idea that less than 2k units sold monthly in this country is somehow good...uhhh, right.
quote: This ignores regenerative braking, which if used properly, captures between 50%-75% of the kinetic energy, 75% being the upper limit for the Volt.
quote: Of that about 5% is actually converted into electricity for the vehicle. Regenerative braking is nice, but not very efficient. Certainly not enough to make up for cruising vs stop and go driving.
quote: This debate is stupid. You are WRONG!
quote: I know you love to compare the Volt to $15,000 subcompacts and $25,000 standard hybrids.
quote: Most hybrids have a higher city MPG rating than highway MPG rating.
quote: The Tesla is an outlier and I provided a perfectly reasonable explanation of why the numbers exist the way they do, which you haven't addressed at all.
quote: ...like all vehicles, it gets better efficiency highway driving.
quote: The Model S get's 88MPGe in the city, and 90MPGe on the HIGHWAY!!
quote: Again, YOU ARE WRONG
quote: Are you going to stfu and just admit you're wrong?
quote: Motor trend tested at 67 MPH which has much more drag. Had Motor Trend done lower speed and local driving their range would have been increased.
quote: We are not idling the plant due to poor Volt sales. We're gearing up for production of the new Impala