The Volt is a Over priced flop. Hell the is a Chinese car already out there (More than a year now). That goes 20 miles more on a single charge ( the 1st 60 miles -Than Chevys 40 miles charge Volt) And only costs $22,000 than Volts $40,000+ price tag. And with gas around 2 bucks gallon they will not be flying off the show floors anyways. Look at hybrids sales now?? My Sonata Limited gets 30 to 31 mpg City/Hwy combine. And i only paid $21,400 for it, with the best Auto warranty out there. For a fews mpg more i am not going to pay $20,000 dollars more. Now if they got the price down to the low to mid $20,000's they would have a hit. Not at $40,000 plus they won't. Obama just let them file chapter 7 and go away please and be done with them.
Considering the Volt isn't even on the street yet, calling it a "flop" is a bit too early. It's sorta funny that no-one mentions the Chrysler ENVI vehicles, considering that the postal service will be using all electric Town and Countrys to demonstrate and test A123's battery packs. Not to mention that all the vehicles shown are DRIVEABLE
in their current form, as shown by the Circuit, Town and Country, and Jeep models.
No BYD hasn't had the F3DM out for a "year", it was shown in December 2008.
Yes the BYD car cost $22,000. For the Chinese market.
By the time the car gets over here, passing engine emissions certifications, safety requirements, and other government mandated specs, don't expect it to be costing just $22,000. Not to mention setting up a qualified dealer network (and competent) and the costs associated with putting the car onto a boat and floating it across the Pacific. BTW, have you seen some Chinese vehicles in crash tests? Talk about rolling deathbox.
Your Sonata burns fuel all the time, the all electric, or Range-extended Electric Vehicles don't require fuel for the first 40 miles. I know plenty of people that drive less than 10 miles to and from to work, which in that case, it's a tad more than "a few MPG's" that they'll be getting. In fact they might not have to fuel up for a considerable period of time. My mother for instance wouldn't have to fuel up at all, unless the car is driven past the 40 mile mark at one time.
Yes let's be "done" with GM. And while we're at it, lets shut down Ford and Chrysler, all the auto-suppliers that also send parts to Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai and put more homes into foreclosure, more cars at auction, and more families into severe poverty.