Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, Feb 23, 2012.
Think of all the green-vehicle credits GE will be able to deduct from their tax bill in 2013.
Good. Anything that can hurt the oil cartels is always good in my book. Gas is going to hit $5.00 a gallon this summer and that means the working poor will be choosing between gasoline and quality food.
Yay for government subsidies!
Electric cars are gay.
So are we outraged?
If it's not burning dead dinosaurs it's not a car, it's a go cart.
This story could explode... not unlike the Chevy Volt, which can also randomly blow up or catch on fire.
Where do you think electricity comes from? Magic?
I'm sure there's no shady illegal backroom deal here. Nope. I wonder if the dealers will at least drop the $7500 premium they added to the price of Volts when the government started handing out the $7500 subsidies?
How many of the parts in the Volt are made by GE
and like Don said it still runs on electricity and unless that electricity is coming from nuclear, you're probably hurting the environment more than you're helping.
Buy a disel VW or Audi if you really think you need to tell yourself you're making a difference
The Volt isn't a bad car. But you can buy 2 Priuses or Civic hybrids for the price of 1 Volt. It's a scam on the American people and a payoff to the unions for supporting the regime.
Wasn't there a thread around here that debunked that hit piece?
Pretty much this.
A Volt is just a plug-in hybrid. There is (or shortly will be) a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius. Fuck, people have been hacking their Priuses (Prii?) for years into plug-in hybrids. It's been mostly (as I understand it) a regulatory and consumer resistance issue with PIHs.
And the plug-in Prius will still be about half the cost of a Volt.
A Volt is a massively over-priced machine. It just is. It's a combination of union costs, bad engineering, and a bloated corporate structure. GM should have been allowed to die, just so the deadwood at the top, middle, and bottom of that company could be cleared away and more efficient companies could have taken its place.
Like Dave said; go with any of the turbo diesels the Euro's are shipping here. VW, Audi, Merc or BMW. MUCH better choices if your environmentally conscious or looking for good mileage.
But that would mean CHANGE. Cant have that.
Chill out Susan, I was just being silly.
I wonder who builds the dynamos inside the power plants that will generate the electricity to power these things.
Oh and a Volt is cheap next to a Tesla.
The shitty thing about getting a diesel though is you have to pay that diesel tax... which needs to be reduced somehow for automobiles.
na, you just put it in a separate tank and say its for your tractor
People around here do that a lot, but the CHP started catching on and know a could of guys who had the diesel in their trucks tested because they had a second, external fuel tank for heavy equipment behind their cabs.
If you drive a car you could probably get away with it. Truck, hell no. I had several contractors back when I was building houses get nailed by the cops for filling their trucks with red diesel.
oh I know it was a joke, that red stuff stays in your tank forever.
If you ever buy a used disel vehicle, have it tested first, because if the DOT gets you and there is any of that dye in there, you're getting fined big time.
I've heard stories of guys having their "tanks drained" although I've always taken it with a grain of salt. VHP takes that shit pretty seriously.
Not until they file their taxes and write them off. Then everyone's head will assplode...