Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:21 pm

homecomfort wrote: When gas and diesel cost upward of, what, $5, $6 or more a gallon.

Electric cars will fed primarily bby coal or NG power plants. If you're going to go that route it would be much more efficient to power them directly with coal or NG. Bring on the coal to liquid fuel tech, oil shale and CNG cars.

Benefit: More Stable Energy Prices. Rentech, a primary U.S. patent-holder of the technology, produces CTL fuel in Colorado at a cost of $45 per barrel. Though this cost is comparable to the current price of crude oil, the price of American coal is less volatile. Price stability makes CTL a valuable option for certain transportation needs. According to a 2001 Energy Department study:

* The price of coal-derived diesel at the pump would be about $1.24 per gallon before taxes.
* If every gallon of diesel currently consumed were CTL, users would spend an average of $30 million a day less on fuel.
* At that price, every American who switched to CTL-fueled diesel cars and trucks would save $1,082 per year in fuel costs, on average.

While oil shale is found in many places worldwide, by far the largest deposits in the world are found in the United States in the Green River Formation, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Estimates of the oil resource in place within the Green River Formation range from 1.2 to 1.8 trillion barrels. Not all resources in place are recoverable; however, even a moderate estimate of 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from oil shale in the Green River Formation is three times greater than the proven oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. Present U.S. demand for petroleum products is about 20 million barrels per day. If oil shale could be used to meet a quarter of that demand, the estimated 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from the Green River Formation would last for more than 400 years1.

There is two heavily industrialized nations that can truly be energy independent when all things are considered, the US and Russia.
Richard S.
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:25 pm

TDI VW sportwagon...
Same issue with the epa crap...
VW only will let you use B5 in it...
The UberLow Sulpher Diesel with USA EPA devices...
Kills the ability to run B100 in the newer VW TDI...
USED prior to 2005.5 is a different story...
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:49 pm

Richard S. wrote:You can find the video elsewhere and it most certainly was copyright infringement. This wasn't original production. They took a Volt commercial and altered it slightly with a few different segments that had a different voice over. You have some limited options under "fair use" to use other peoples material but in my opinion that wouldn't fall under it. By law youtube is required to take the video down when someone requests it, from there is various ways to legally rectify the situation if either party wants to dispute the copyright.

Ahhh, I get it. I thought this was a 100% spoof. Never saw the commercial before. That makes sense.

After all this administration has done (and is currently doing) you can't blame me for jumping to conspiracy theories ... ;)
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:50 pm

You Tube has taking down the Chevy Volt satire video, it can be found here. This is the website posted at the end of the video!
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:14 am

You will notice that even though the Volt plants are closed the union members are still getting paid - welcome to G'mint motors. So now still owing us $25Bn they bought Peugeot etc. for $400MM. Whoops, now they realize they are losing money too but it is just about impossible to close euro factories, even harder than in the US and you have to continue to pay unionized French workers for doing nothing. Yet another genius move by Obummer and team: ... in-europe/
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