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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

That damned Volt

What's Mallard raving about today?

Chevy Volt

Mallard hates the Chevy Volt for reasons known only to watchers of Fox.


Tog said...

I remember when the Ford Pinto scandal doomed the gasoline-powered vehicle.

Ah, what timing! Romney Hates the American-Made Chevy Volt! Why, it's almost as if Batshit and Mittens both got their talking points from the same source two weeks ago! (Maybe that's why they both hate American employment.)

Meanwhile: Chevy Volt Gets Highest Satisfaction Rating (93%) in Consumer Reports, beating out the Porsche 911 and Dodge Challenger (which are really disturbing names for cars, BTW).

So suck it, Batshit. (What do YOU care, anyway? It's not like you can drive legally.)

dlauthor said...

Tog: I'm amazed there isn't a car called the Ford Rape of Nanking.

Meanwhile, Tinshley's butthurt about cars when the court order probably still won't let him drive.

Kip W said...

Tinsley woke up in a Chevy with flames coming out of the hood and concluded that they burst into flames for no reason.

He doesn't remember that the front was crumpled up against a telephone pole or that he was driving at the time.

Anonymous said...

The incident in question occurred after accident collision damage, and some days later. (GM solution is to have service techs discharge the batteries if a Volt is disabled.)

What happens to (gas) vehicles after collisions in most movies and TV shows? And why are fire trucks called to many accident scenes? As usual, the stupid duck is misinformed, distorting reality, and worse.

Frank Stone said...

Mallard and his crystal ball make no distinction between spontaneous automotive combustion and an electric car battery catching fire following a crash test.

Who could have predicted it?

Steve-O said...

Pssst...Hey Tinsley, if you don't like the Chevy Volt, don't fucking buy one. Problem solved.


wv: contunki, what Mitch McConnell wants to rename his home state.

rewinn said...

Every time an American auto worker gets a decent paycheck, a rightwinger cries.

Bill the Splut said...

Right-wankers Hate anything that isn't bad for the environment. Why should they care about the planet, when it's pretty obvious they don't live on this one?

If they come out with the Chevy Glutton, which runs on plutonium, baby seal blood and the misery of the working class, gets 25 inches per gallon and raises global temperatures a degree every time you turn the key, Tinny would buy ten.

Anonymous said...

Car described as a fuel saver, but also a little pricey (Ed: and sometimes quite warm)...
...The Web site called the 2012 Chevy Volt "arguably the most fuel-efficient car on the market, but it's pricey for what you get."
Contrary to what its name suggests, the Volt is far from an all-electric vehicle. It is powered by a 149 horsepower electric motor that relies on a lithium-ion battery pack until the battery charge nears depletion. A four-cylinder internal combustion engine then kicks in and replaces the battery pack in generating power for the electric motor. A fully charged Volt can travel about 35 miles before it begins using gasoline at a rate of about 40 miles per gallon, according to the EPA.
The battery can be recharged in about four or eight hours, depending on whether it is plugged into a 120-volt or 240-volt charging outlet.
The cars available at dealerships in the area sell for $39,000 to $44,000, but a $7,500 federal tax credit cuts the buyer's cost to the low- to mid-$30,000 range.
The Volt's introduction to the region has been accompanied by a wave of news stories reporting an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into potential fire hazards linked to the Volt's battery pack. The agency reported two fires and an incident of smoke and sparks stemming from safety tests conducted by regulators this year... The agency added that Volt owners who have not been in a serious crash "do not have reason for concern."
And since each Volt appears to cost American taxpayers roughly $250,000 a piece in various subsidies to GM, a buyer is truly getting a heck of a deal for that $40,000.

Neo Tuxedo said...

@Anonymous copypasta chef: When and if you get near a point, please let us know.