Wood'nCoal wrote:But right now the Volt is going over like a turd at a social.
The price needs to come down, which can happen with higher production quantities, which can happen when the price comes down, etc. etc. Hard to get momentum, especially when you are talking about General Motors whom you can't trust because you don't know whether the product will be good or will be total *censored*. From what I have read, the Nissan Leaf is getting off to a better start.
But don't forget, this thread was revived by a posting about government subsidies provided directly or indirectly to electric cars. The subsidies cover battery technology and production, and other components as well. In theory, progress in those areas will remain even if the Volt itself fails. It makes sense for the government to try to jump start new technologies like these, rather than just cede them to China and Korea and Japan whose governments are certainly doing it. How else will the USA ever again be a manufacturer instead of just a consumer?