Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Consumer Reports reviews GM's coal power car

Consumer Reports offered a harsh initial review of the Chevrolet Volt, questioning whether General Motors Co.'s flagship vehicle makes economic "sense."The extended-range plug-in electric vehicle is on the cover of the April issue — the influential magazine's annual survey of vehicles — but the GM vehicle comes in for criticism.

"When you are looking at purely dollars and cents, it doesn't really make a lot of sense. The Volt isn't particularly efficient as an electric vehicle and it's not particularly good as a gas vehicle either in terms of fuel economy," said David Champion, the senior director of Consumer Reports auto testing center at a meeting with reporters here. "This is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer."

"Doesn't make a lot of sense." That means it's the perfect car for your average liberal.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why hasn't global warming "science" weighed in on this CO2 belching beast? Same reason they have left the ethanol scam run unchallenged for the last decade until Al Gore spilled tye beans. Because global warming "science" is pure politics.

It's the same group of people that collects data on 100 prosperous free market societies and 100 destitute socialist societies, then crunches the data for 15 hours on a supercomputer to determine that socialism is the path to prosparity.