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GM Hypes Chevy Volt’s Insignificant 100 Millionth Mile

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General Motors is making more ridiculous claims on the Chevy Volt by flooding the web with stories of how 100 million electric miles have been driven since the Volt’s much-hyped inception. Let’s put the boasting in perspective. In the two plus years that it took for Volt drivers to put on 100 million miles, gas-powered vehicles logged over 5 TRILLION miles in the US. It would take only 5,000 cars traveling 10,000 miles a year to log 100 million miles in two years. The Volt has fallen far short of sales goals and has cost taxpayers billions of dollars in subsidies to reach the much-publicized but unimpressive milestone. So, what’s the net reduction in gas usage in the US as a result of the Volt’s accomplishment? Less than .002%.

Only the most extreme green energy ideologue and Volt proponent could brag about saving less than .002% of gas at the cost of billions of taxpayer dollars. But logic has never come into play when wasting taxpayer money to support failing green initiatives like the Volt. When you put the statistics in perspective, the truth about the Volt surfaces. And the truth is that the car has been a much-hyped, politically-motivated waste of taxpayer money that is losing money for GM shareholders as well as for taxpayers.

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  1. grayscape

    December 10th, 2012

    .002% – That’s more than greedy racist bastard Joe Biden gives in charity.

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  2. old_oaks

    December 10th, 2012

    I’m not defending the claim, but I’m pretty sure 5,000 x 10,000 = 50,000,000

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  3. Death_By_Farts

    December 10th, 2012

    It’s an EPIC FAIL.

    So they continue to hype it…That’s how they think, son.

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 10th, 2012

    Ya Volt model next year will be called Hype.

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  5. scribble

    December 10th, 2012

    @old oaks – the article said it would take TWO years for the 5,000 cars traveling 10,000 a year to reach 100 million miles.

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  6. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 10th, 2012

    Lucifer loves his Volt. He’s hoping the 2014 model won’t take eight hours to catch fire. He’s hoping for one that goes up in flames in less than an hour.
    :evil:

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  7. Jethro

    December 10th, 2012

    They included all the test track miles during the car’s development…

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  8. Nutjob

    December 10th, 2012

    “We have tested the Volt’s battery system for more than 285,000 hours, or 25 years, of operation,” said Mary Barra, GM senior vice president of Global Product Development. “We’re as confident as ever that the cell design is among the safest on the market.”

    I guess they’re extrapolated numbers for 25 years went well being they recalled 8,000 on the road in january.

    Maybe their hype should’ve included the recall of everyone ever made and put on the road.

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  9. Nutjob

    December 10th, 2012

    @Jethro,
    that was my first thought also, kind of like their 25 years of testing for a car thats only been on the market for 1 1/2 years.
    Something doesn’t add up.
    Kind of like their commercials claiming to pay off their loans and re-emerging as the new successful GM…..utter puke and bullshit.

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  10. Nutjob

    December 10th, 2012

    So how many miles is that per fire versus the average non-flammable autos on the road GM?

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  11. Yeeah

    December 11th, 2012

    It’s almost like the democrats are saying to the republicans, “You got to waste hundreds of billions of tax payer dollars invading Iraq for no good reason, so now we’re going to waste billions of tax payer dollars on something that we want.”

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