Who Would Want One Of These Things?

The headline is not exactly what Consumer Reports says about the Chevy Volt, but it’s close enough for Government Motors work:

“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.”

At least it’s also really, really expensive.

The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are vanity toys for affluent green poseurs who like to whip out and compare the size of their carbon footprints at cocktail parties.  Even with massive government subsidies propping them up, both will be epic market failures. 

Via Michelle Malkin.

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Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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