Monday, January 08, 2007

Is this the Answer?


The GM Volt

Is this the car that will save GM?

The Volt is a hybrid electric/gasoline car that GM hopes to have in production by 2010. If used in gasoline mode it will get 50 mpg and if used in electric mode, with gasoline used to keep the charge up, it will get 150 mpg but will have a shorter range (about 40-50 miles between recharges) and less power.

But GM is also behind Toyota and Honda in hybrid vehicles

Time will tell.


Blogger Gayle said...

It's a beautiful car, Shoprat. Absolutely gorgeous, but how big is it? I absolutely detest tiny cars. I feel very vulnerable in them with all the huge 18 wheelers running down the road. I do understand that even in a large pick-up truck, if you're hit by an 18 wheeler the chances are you're toast, but in a tiny car your chances of survival are nil.

I do hope it will help save GM!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe, but this will be the answer if it ever becomes affordable:

"Ultimately, GM sees hydrogen fuel cells as the likely solution to ending the country's reliance on oil."

Let's see the global warming alarmists complain about zero emissions.

11:46 PM  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

Is it just me? The dinky stylish
windows in sedans are impossible to see out: I'm going back to minivan, next time...

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

We shall see...

9:48 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Gayle I don't know how big it is.

abf We shall see on all points.

bbi I thought the same thing.

cug I hope it works.

10:20 PM  

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