Chevy Volt is officially revealed + details

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  1. Nutcrusher

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    Since the Volt is officially confirmed not to be a Transformer, we can talk about this car in the general section. First thing. This is not a hybrid. It's an electric car with a gasoline powered backup generator engine. It can be powered both by a power outlet or gasoline.

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  2. Deefuzz

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    Primus and I are actually talking about this right now.

    I want it. I love my Mustang, but I think I might have to try for this if it is within my grasp when it is released.
     
  3. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Don't be so sure it won't be a transformer either...
     
  4. dropped_71chevy

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    Why did you post a pic of a Prius?

    Sorry, I had to take a jab at someone else.

    It's definitely a compelling entry into the market. I'd like to know how it would effect my electric bill before I was too sold on it.
     
  5. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    One thing that interest me about the "buy an electric car because it's so GREEN" idea is if people who buy them realize how non-green their home electricity may be.
     
  6. dropped_71chevy

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    All's good as long as we don't directly use fossil fuel! Right?
     
  7. Nutcrusher

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    Nuclear power is literally green if my comic book education serves me right.
     
  8. ckhtiger

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    this.

    plug-in cars just fool people into thinking that they are good for the environment because they don't see/smell the exhaust. it's a shame that people are so short-sighted not to realize that they're just increasing the output of the powerplants that are miles away.
     
  9. Aaron

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    Except for the fact that the energy produced at a power plant is cleaner and cheaper than the equivalent energy produced in your car's power plant.
     
  10. dropped_71chevy

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    But it's blind to call an electric car emissions free. The energy has to come from somewhere.
     
  11. Primus

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    They said the cost of electricity to run the car would equate to about $.70/gal gas. Not bad.
     
  12. NIDARAM12

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    Yeah but theoretically we could just build more damns or nuclear plants.
     
  13. dropped_71chevy

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    True and at an equivalency of $.70 per gallon of gasoline my interest is definitely peaked.
     
  14. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I purchased two carbon offset credits from Canada for $10 bucks.
     
  15. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    This would have saved me a ton of money on my Florida trip. 1750 miles round trip, including sightseeing. $200 in gas spent, probably would have been a fraction with the gas motor only having to make electricity.
     
  16. 35InchMudders

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    Over generalize much? Show me stats...

    Ever drive by a coal plant? Yeah... "cleaner"
     
  17. decepticonjon

    decepticonjon japness for balls

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    no offense, but carbon credits are bullshit. you're only fooling yourself if you think giving someone else money to "do something about it" helps, it only helps line the silver pockets. ie: see offering at church
     
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    So if you plug it in at home, doesn't that mean your energy bill is going to go, oh I don't know, through the roof?
     
  19. 35InchMudders

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    According to GM, it will still be drastically less than paying for gas, it'll equate to around 70 to 80 cents a gallon...
     
  20. Tenebrouser

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    I was so close to making the plunge to get a new car soon because my current one is 10 years old (I have a '98 Chevy Cavalier that people like to make fun of, but it's been a fantastic car for me with only minimal problems), but the Volt might make me wait. I like the road GM is taking these days and hope they turn it around.

    The hard part for me is accepting the world of car payments again. I've been free of that for many years now and love it.
     

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