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Old 11-29-2011, 10:30 AM
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My question is: Where is it written that a hybrid/ electric car has to be butt ugly? I know its essentially an electric soda can but does it have to look like one?

Living in Alaska, I wouldn't own one of these on a bet.
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My question is: Where is it written that a hybrid/ electric car has to be butt ugly? I know its essentially an electric soda can but does it have to look like one?

Living in Alaska, I wouldn't own one of these on a bet.
I think my Prius is pretty sporty looking. It is the one with the "drill baby drill" bumper sticker.

I doubt if I'd have a high-mileage sedan if I lived in AK. They tend to have very little clearance. But there are hybrid versions of pickups and SUV available. They don't get as good mileage but they are better than straight gasoline engine power.
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The Volt actually until this recent story has been one of the least recalled cars produced. There are stories about it's success.
I demand that you cite your sources.

Least recalled car? It has been a 'success'?
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We don't know that there is a real issue do we? Where do you get the idea it was rushed to market?
Do you understand that you actually answered your second question here with the first one?...
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I demand that you cite your sources.

Least recalled car? It has been a 'success'?
Would it make a difference?
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Do you understand that you actually answered your second question here with the first one?...
How is that? And how did you get Obama into this story?
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Would it make a difference?
It might. Can you find any? If you can't that's cool.

We'll just assume that you were giving your opinion vs. making a factual statement.
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I heard all new models of the Chevy Volt will come standard with five high-powered fire extinguishers.

"It's all right, honey, I heard these things get great gas mileage and are environmentally safe."

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It might. Can you find any? If you can't that's cool.

We'll just assume that you were giving your opinion vs. making a factual statement.
2012 Chevrolet Volt Recalls

The Volt has received awards from multiple organizations:

U.S. organizations
2009 Green Car Vision Award by the Green Car Journal at the Washington Auto Show for "a bold and far-reaching approach that promises to bring an exceptionally fuel efficient model to consumers at reasonable cost."[207]
2011 Car and Driver Ten Best Cars. For the first time ever Car and Driver magazine included an electrically powered car among its 10 best.[208]
2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The magazine commented that "In the 61-year history of the Car of the Year award, there have been few contenders as hyped or as controversial as the Chevrolet Volt."[209]
2011 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. The magazine editors explained that "This award welcomes a new genre of mass-production electric vehicles to the consumer market, with the Volt as the first-ever electric vehicle to take top prize."[210]
2011 Automobile of the Year by Automobile Magazine. The editors commented that the Volt "...is genuinely an all-new car, in the most simplistic sense as well as in the greater notion that the Volt is unlike any vehicle we have ever driven."[211]
2011 North American Car of the Year announced at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Forty-nine American and Canadian automobile writers chose the Volt. The nominees were judged based on "innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value".[212]
Listed among the 2011 Greenest Vehicles of the Year by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.[213][214]
2011 Edison Award - Gold in the Transportation Category, Personal Transportation Segment.[215][216]
2012 Best Resale Value Award in the category of electric cars by Kelley Blue Book.[143]
International organizations
2009 Festival Automobile International selected the Chevrolet Volt for the 2009 Grand Prize for Environment.[217]
2011 World Green Car announced at the 2011 New York Auto Show.[218]
European organizations
2012 Car of the Year in Denmark. In October 2011, 18 Danish motor journalists chose the Opel Ampera as "Car of the Year 2012" by a wide margin, despite being more expensive than the family cars the award usually goes to.[219]
[edit] Reviews and test drivesOn October 10, 2010, General Motors made the Volt available for 150 journalists and analysts to test drive the plug-in on open highways around Detroit. General Motors organized a hypermiling competition among the journalists attending the official press launch event over a 43.2 mi (69.5 km) distance. The winner achieved over 50 mi (80 km) of electric range while most participants managed just over 46 mi (74 km).[220]
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I heard all new models of the Chevy Volt will come standard with five high-powered fire extinguishers.

"It's all right, honey, I heard these things get great gas mileage and are environmentally safe."

Do you know what that car is that is burning?
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