Why would any car company built an electric car that had a 400 pound battery that costs somewhere between $6500 and $7500 dollars? That figure is not known because General motors will not release the true cost of the battery they are currently using. Some are talking about leasing the battery with the car to keep costs down. An article from “Drive On” http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/08/gm-suspends-chevy-volt-production-over-slow-sales/1#.UDv4fCudVnE.blogger
“It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine.”
Let’s see now…….a 400 pound, $7500 battery and a 400 pound engine needed to charge the battery in a compact car that can only travel 38 miles before needing recharge! Hmmm! Someone would think that no automobile engineer or car company CEO could be that stup–er–I mean short sighted and would even think about attempting to put a car like that on the market unless someone paid them to do it! I seem to recollect that our corrupt anti Capitalist president did just that, instead of letting the free market and competition do that. Of course, it didn’t come out of his pocket, it came out of ours! Crony Capitalism hurts all of us and could lead GM to go belly up–again! What were the workers thinking when they voted for Obama and put their trust in the UAW ‘leaders’ (I use that term loosely)? Were they boondoggled? The government investing our money in failure seems to be insanity! Did I say in one of my previous posts that the US is 30th in math and science?