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  • thsykes14 thsykes14 Aug 8, 2012 11:45 PM Flag

    Forbes says Volt plug in beat Prius plug in!

    Couldn't help myself. the link is here (hope it took, it is june 8)

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2012/06/08/chevy-claims-volt-now-beats-prius-in-mileage-rating/

    The Volt bashing, although humorous in its intensity, is misplaced and your math is for garbage.

    Here are a couple numbers. Imagine 1 million cars each traveling 12,000 miles/year.
    Cars making 30 mpg will use 400 MILLION gallons of gas/year
    Cars making 80 mpg (extremely low estimate of a Volt) will use 150 MILLION gallons of gas/year

    Cost savings of a Volt: 25 BILLION usd of gasoline
    Cost of a Volt subsidy (@ 7,500/car): 7.5 Billion

    A winner for the country.......by a mile. Isn't that what all you Volt bashers espouse??? Spend money most efficiently???? That is the math. If you have a problem with it, then you have a political problem. If you have a political problem, take it off this board.

    Oh and by the way, that stimulus multiplier effect is 3.33/1.
    3.33 dollars derived for the economy for every dollar spent.
    That blows away the multiplier of a service worker 0.7:1
    Or even a manufacturing job (though more volts means more manufacturing!!) 1.4/1

    Regarding durability. Just stop already.............really. It will do whatever the prius does, with a better warranty. It will resale at whatever a hybrid battery Prius will have........for sure. Just TOO good to pass up. Yep!

    Whatever right..............??? GO Volt

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