The awesome VOLT

Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: smithy On: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:05 pm

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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:22 am

coaledsweat wrote:GM ceased production of the Volt last week, it may be a dead duck


And yet, August was a banner month with 2,831 sales. Year to date is 13,500. Seems like a lot to me....but, they were hoping for 40,000 a year. The Toyota plug in Prius sold 6,000 in it's first 6 months. The Prius seems to be about the same price. I wish the best for the Volt, but there is stiff competition coming and coming fast. I still think any of the battery tech cars cost way more than they should.

PS: The Volt battery range is 35 miles, the Prius is 11.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:49 am

A large percentage of those sales were to GOVERNMENT AGENCIES! Oh, the irony .... :lol:

Of course, General Motors spokeswoman Michelle Malcho denies that. VERY expected: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government ... uying-Volt
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:34 am

Of course he did not count all GE employees as govt.... if you exclude those and the 100 bought by the WH the only buyer was ..... freddy.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: homecomfort On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:12 pm

when the "horseless carriage" first came to the public, naysayers said it would never replace the horse. ol' fogeys called it a smoking, sputtering, air polluting piece of junk, that scares the horses, and has hundreds of moving parts destined to fail. first car may have even been called a turd. now they act like gas i.c.e is the only means of propulsion, and despite 21st. century technology, nothing will ever replace it.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:25 pm

homecomfort wrote:when the "horseless carriage" first came to the public, naysayers said it would never replace the horse. ol' fogeys called it a smoking, sputtering, air polluting piece of junk, that scares the horses, and has hundreds of moving parts destined to fail. first car may have even been called a turd. now they act like gas i.c.e is the only means of propulsion, and despite 21st. century technology, nothing will ever replace it.


The problem with that theory is that people WANTED a Model T.

No one wants a Volt. :D
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:56 pm

homecomfort wrote:now they act like gas i.c.e is the only means of propulsion, and despite 21st. century technology, nothing will ever replace it.

The problem is a 20th century problem, the battery. When electric cars get their power from the roadbed or festooning, they will replace the ICE quickly.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:53 am

Oh you mean after all the billions spent on this liberalist nonsense, we have worked out that we can't really store electricity efficiently yet? GOSH. This is what happens when uneducated stupid people are allowed to dictate govt policy and our car tastes. Talented GM engineers work on what they are told to work on.

http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/About/Newsroo ... tions.aspx

I am sooo happy that as winter approaches and the vast majority of NYS needs to drive with the heater on until about May that more left wing lunies spent my tax bucks on this c rap. Oh you mean that when I am driving my Volt in the cold the engine must be on for the heater to work???? Err, that means I am doing 30MPG at best for most of the year. Then only to be rewarded by getting rotten snow/ice traction. Clueless. How did we allow these idiots to run the country? I guess we got lazy.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:04 am

jpete wrote:No one wants a Volt. :D


Isn't that the truth! Obviously some people want one, but it sure seems like it's getting a poor reputation. IF I had the money and desire I'd want a plug in Prius, but, I might buy a Volt just to give an American a job.

coalnewbie wrote:the only buyer was ..... freddy.
Naaaa... All the hybrids & such are just too costly. I'm cheap! When I spend a dollar I want get the most for my money. I DO plan on building an electric car, but, it will be a seasonal vehicle.

coalnewbie wrote:as winter approaches and the vast majority of NYS needs to drive with the heater on


Speaking of which.... is all the talk about a hydrogen car finally done? What a waste of money THAT was!
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:25 am

Dear Dr. Chu,

Please find enclosed my idea for a new energy source. It is of course quite useless like the Volt but could employ many overpriced union workers. Rube Goldberg never filed a patent on this but Apple is thinking of doing so. I am a poor horse farmer with absolutely no engineering skills so based on the Solyndra loan I seem to be qualified. You don't need to bother with DD as I promise to give generously to the Obummer reelection scam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrRC3pfLnE

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - I slay myself.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:31 am

Speaking of which.... is all the talk about a hydrogen car finally done? What a waste of money THAT was!


If you think it is bad to be stuck in a Volt car fire in an accident, imagine being anywhere in the area when a 4000psi hydrogen tank explodes. Imagine the infrastructure costs of placing hydrogen garages everywhere. Clueless 2x.
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:59 am

The biggest and most expensive mistake of them all will be the coming 'fuel cell' powered cars. Fuel cells rely on hydrogen, and there is ZERO free hydrogen on earth. The energy required to make free hydrogen is greater than the energy that a fuel cell can give back, so this proposal is a total loser from the start. Negative net energy return. Brilliant!
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Re: The awesome VOLT

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:02 am

If they just let the market work, instead of screwing with it, we'd be much better off. Just heard another round of QE went through. Check out the price of gold if you want to see how "valuable" our dollar is ....

They've jacked up gas prices on purpose to try and force people into these government-forced inventions that obviously don't work. Much like communism, socialism, marxism .... all proven over history to NOT WORK. Yet, they keep trying .... Who was that Administration official that said, "we need gas prices to be on par with Europe - $6 ... $7 per gallon is what we need". Yeah - GREAT idea .... :shock: :shock:

If the government would just BACK OFF and let the damn market decide what products we WANT to buy, or NEED to make something better, we AND our economy, will be MUCH better off.
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Could be a giggle

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:16 am

The automaker just ended (but being renewed) a special Volt lease program that offered customers a low monthly payment of $279 a month for two years, with some high-volume dealers dropping the payment to $199 a month after receiving incentive money from GM, with down payments as low as $250. The company said about two-thirds of Volt customers in July and August leased their vehicles, compared with about 40 percent earlier this year.

So $250 down and $199 for only two years..... C rap, I just paid $2000 for a hydraulic pump for one of the tractors... so the technical question of the week to the group is - can I use this Volt to pull the horse manure cart to save money? At last I think I found a use for one.
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Re: Could be a giggle

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:22 pm

coalnewbie wrote:The automaker just ended (but being renewed) a special Volt lease program that offered customers a low monthly payment of $279 a month for two years, with some high-volume dealers dropping the payment to $199 a month after receiving incentive money from GM, with down payments as low as $250. The company said about two-thirds of Volt customers in July and August leased their vehicles, compared with about 40 percent earlier this year.

So $250 down and $199 for only two years..... C rap, I just paid $2000 for a hydraulic pump for one of the tractors... so the technical question of the week to the group is - can I use this Volt to pull the horse manure cart to save money? At last I think I found a use for one.




Yes you can it will be under warrenty ;) , isn't that a load of cr :lol: p




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