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Watch: Six Years Ago Obama Promised to Buy a Chevy Volt. Now It Is Dead

Posted by M. C. on November 27, 2018

Dead as the Volt battery supplier in which Obama sunk hundreds of your million$.

Central Planning.

Proving once again that it does not work.

by John Carney

“I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line,” Obama announced to a cheering crowd of United Auto Workers activists. “Even though Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself.”

Now it looks like Obama will not get his chance to make good on the promise. General Motors announced Monday that it would cease production of the hybrid electric plug-in Volt and its gas-powered sister car the Cruze. The announcement came as part of a larger restructuring by the car company as it seeks to focus production around the bigger vehicles in favor with U.S. consumers.

The Volt and the Cruze were two of the signature achievements of the partnership between the Obama administration and General Motors following the auto-industry bailout. Although the Volt was long-planned by GM executives, it received a lot of support from the administration. Obama described the Cruze as “the car of the future.”… Read the rest of this entry »

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Nissan e-Pedal lets drivers accelerate and slow down

Posted by M. C. on July 29, 2017

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It might seem like a recipe for disaster, but electric car drivers could soon use the same pedal to accelerate and brake.

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E-15 Gas – Corn holed For Your Own Good

Posted by M. C. on September 27, 2012

I have heard it takes as much energy to make a gallon of corn-gas as it generates in our cars. This is actually a net loss. There is not as much energy available per gallon (ask any USAC Sprint Car or Indycar Mechanic) so mileage drops. The reduced availability of corn as a food stuff has created havoc in world food market. Read the rest of this entry »

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