Fox Tests new Chevy Volt, Runs Out Of Juice In Lincoln Tunnel

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  1. SIPAWITZ

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    after a full 12 hour charge, the car runs out of juice after 23 miles...LOL


    WTG detroit
     
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    more fair and balanced reporting
     
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    link / story plz. TIA. :D
     
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    It's Clint Eastwood's fault
     
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    Uh, how can you blame Detroit for taking taxpayer money and building a piece of shit that nobody wants?
     
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    no problem B
     
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    you put on the heater and the car only goes 18 miles....lol
     
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    That sounds about right. GM never said it was an electric-only vehicle. The whole point of the car is that for most short trips, the gasoline engine doesn't kick in. If you're going to Fox News for car reviews, you're a moron. Why not go to actual car reviewers and read comparisons to similar vehicles? While none of these electric or hybrid vehicles are (in my opinion) worth a damn, the Volt gets high marks from their owners. http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/01/chevy-volt-tops-consumer-reports-latest-owner-satisfactio/
     
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    at least, the owners who did not have their houses burned to the ground by the charging station...
     
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    Diesel.

    The MPG of most hybrids is pitiful. Small cars were getting 50 MPG thirty years ago.
     
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    :hat: I took a ride in a Leaf. So quiet it's spooky. And faster than a 350 ZX 0-60.
     
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    I'm with you on this. Give me a diesel Jetta (not the current "Americanized" version) over any hybrid. There's a few reasons cars aren't getting as much MPG today as they did back in the early 80's. For one, cars have gotten way heavier. An '81 Rabbit weighed about 1800 LBS while today's Golf is over 3000 LBS. Even a Mini Cooper is about 2600. One would think that with less metal and more plastic, that wouldn't be the case. Add to that they also have more strict pollution standards. Cars like the Rabbit and the Civic were getting outstanding MPG back in the day and they were the cars you could get on the cheap. These days you pay a premium to get high MPG.
     
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    23 miles for $35-40,000 car? wtf
     
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    lol

    mite as well buy a golf cart and save 42K
     
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    Eco-weenie fail. Fox will get the blame of course..
     
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    So, it didn't stall in the tunnel...it just couldn't run on electricity the whole time?
     
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    Not true. But the advantage of electric motors is that they deliver can deliver 100% power all the time. Someone in Japan made an electric sedan (5-passenger) that blew the doors off a 911 turbo from 0-100 and reached 230 MPH on a test track.
     
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    well its fox so im sure they eliminated that part were he switched to gas to get out of the tunnel