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    The Chevy Volt Becomes A Political Punching Bag
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    Only five days ago, it seemed controversy surrounding the Chevrolet Volt had finally been quelled. But the flagship electric vehicle of General Motors again found itself under the federal spotlight Wednesday, this time the subject of a Congressional ...
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    Typical BS-conservatives trying to make hay out of the administrations "saving GM" THE Republicans went along with the loans-what was the choice-lose another 100,000 jobs-or take a chance and save GM?
    I would have preferred they screw the banks a bit more-and frankly screw the retirees a bit- why should they have healthcare soooo much better than the rest of us?? They backed the wrong horse-extracted more from GM than GM could afford- didn't fund the healthcare -knew it was underfunded-so let them have medicare like the rest of us
    GM went broke because they paid workers and retirees too much-they couldn't make money on small cars because labor costs were soooo much more that costs on TX MISS TENN-
    Back to VOLT
    It was NEVER meant to make $$-not this model
    It is meant to get long term data on "electric cars with onboard generators that could also use the ICE ( gasoline motor or diesel)drive the wheels at higher speeds
    It is the first of a whole model line of unlimited range "electric vehicles"
    Once gas diesels hits $5 gallon-and battery packs drop to maybe $3000 instead of $10,000 GM currently pays- the Volt and its descendants will look pretty smart.
    Nissans Leaf-all electric with a range of just 80 miles-just won't appeal to many USA folks-can't drive it to granny's or vacation
    Safety?? No one has been injured in these fires-
    They happened weeks after GOV crash tests when thew Volts were left with undrained battery coolant-GM states that the battery coolant is to be drained after wrecks-and these crash tests are BAD wrecks-you don't drive away from them-
    The Volt is a test vehicle
    If I win the Power Ball I'll buy one-alone with an XL YUKON Denali(used since I'm a cheap skate)
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