Electric lemon, fits right in with the other liberal wonder, suicide clown cars, they come as their own hearse.
There is an old saying used by engineers, “just because you can doesn’t mean you should” — And it primarily applies to those who design and then try to produce ridiculous, expensive, Rube Goldberg inventions. And G.M.s Electric Lemon qualifies, dead center. Years ago, the car guy press said dumb idea, really need some batteries which are better than what technology could produce.
And where does the recharge electricity come from, the magic house recharger wall, that’s where. Pay no attention to the coal fired power plant behind the wall.
A car with no market … The technology is not there, and may never be, for battery cars that can be used for anything but transporting golfers around the course. From the New York Times no less “GM’s Electric Lemon”:
For starters, G.M.’s vision turned into a car that costs $41,000 before relevant tax breaks … but after billions of dollars of government loans and grants for the Volt’s development and production. And instead of the sleek coupe of 2007, it looks suspiciously similar to a Toyota Prius. It also requires premium gasoline, seats only four people (the battery runs down the center of the car, preventing a rear bench) and has less head and leg room than the $17,000 Chevrolet Cruze, which is more or less the non-electric version of the Volt.
In short, the Volt appears to be exactly the kind of green-at-all-costs car that some opponents of the bailout feared the government might order G.M. to build. Unfortunately for this theory, G.M. was already committed to the Volt when it entered bankruptcy. And though President Obama’s task force reported in 2009 that the Volt “will likely be too expensive to be commercially successful in the short term,” it didn’t cancel the project.
Liberals, dumb at all costs, no matter what it costs you. They think they can change everything with their good intentions and lies.
The WSJ took a whack at the lunacy, actually trying to use one of these idiots nonsensical wonders, and found it wanting.