GM may have electric car breakthrough

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    GM may have electric car breakthrough
    August 9, 2012 by TOM KRISHER


    GM may have electric car breakthrough

    100 miles isn't that big of a advancement unless it can be recharged within 30 minutes...On the other hand 200 miles would be.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    Of course. It has been named "Volt", and is quite nice,as those of us driving them will attest.
     
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    If, and it's a big if, that GM has a breakthrough, current Volt buyers will be pissed (but thatz okay, cuz there isn't many of them).
     
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    It's still not economical. Are you supposed to go out and rent a car every time you travel further than that, like on a family vacation?
     
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    Volt buyers are stupid.
    They could have saved a helluva alot more 'bread' by buying a primo bicycle for their urban commutes.
     
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    I wouldn't begrudge any "Volt II" owners a better product then what us Volt I owners have received. If I needed more than my Volt delivers, I wouldn't have bought it, but as it stands it has plenty of range for roosting around suburbia and does it's job great. So Volt II may go farther on a charge? Cool! But the Volt I does just fine...unless I want to try and commute in from the Xurbs or something, and then its replacement wouldn't be a Volt II, but an econobox of some sort.
     
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    You buy what you want with your dough, and don't be telling me what to buy with mine. I haven't been to a gasoline station and forced to buy foreign based fuels in more than a month at tnis point, try that with your monster truck. And when bicycles grow decent air conditioning, let me know and I'll give one of those a try, otherwise the Volt choice looks quite a bit smarter than you imply.
     
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    Oh great, another electric car that costs $18,347,563,408,568,973,495,687.99!
     
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    The model T ford was a bag of crap.
    It had limited range, was slow and needed quite a lot of work to keep the thing on the road.
    Fuel, although several types were usable, wasn't always easy to get.

    People bought the thing by the millions.

    To the posters who knock new technology as imperfect.
    Get a life just after you turn your brains on.
     

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