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    It's always cheaper on electricity

    No need for a single example since this would be true over a wide range of situations. In traffic the electric drive is very efficient and the ICE is very inefficient. On the freeway it's the...
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    The TOU plan would work. Talk to your wife. Where...

    The TOU plan would work. Talk to your wife. Where I am the AC is most necessary at night. During the day a fan will usually work. I also encourage to look at all the wasted electrical use. I was...
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    No, I'm saying that's a false choice. The correct...

    No, I'm saying that's a false choice. The correct choice would include everything, including using the AC less or turning off the lights. If you have 250 things using electricity the right choice is...
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    Oh, you mean the engineers who "engineered" a...

    Oh, you mean the engineers who "engineered" a battery that degrades at light speed. Thermal management? Why would you need that? Do you REALLY think that battery degradation is less important than a...
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    My point was that a low MSRP means higher lease...

    My point was that a low MSRP means higher lease payments but doesn't change the purchase price. As for the magic $29K price point, GM could do what Tesla does and always include the $7500 tax credit....
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    Try cutting your use. My guess is that with some...

    Try cutting your use. My guess is that with some effort you could reduce your electrical use by 25%. I say that because that was roughly the result I got when I installed a solar system -- and I...
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    I see that GM has now released/leaked the...

    I see that GM has now released/leaked the charging rate -- 3.6 kW. They strongly hinted there would be something along these lines but now there is a confirmed number.

    Get the bad news out first....
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    You probably will get all of the first three....

    You probably will get all of the first three. Can't see why you'd want a lower base MSRP. I can see wanting a lower price but lower MSRP is not a lower price. My guess is that the car gets...
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    In context all this ranting about charging rates...

    In context all this ranting about charging rates is a lot of nothing but hot air. When public charging was new AND FREE it was hard to find a spot. Now that it's pay to use I've never seen anyone use...
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    Bummer. Sounds like it. You can drive it assuming...

    Bummer. Sounds like it. You can drive it assuming you can put up with the noise. If you look at the facts, the noise is from the bearings ending up together rather than spaced around the ring....
  11. Cadillac is a disaster. It has great product,...

    Cadillac is a disaster. It has great product, horrible marketing people, and a dealer network which wants to do "deal of the day". I don't blame him for putting the ELR on the back burner. He has a...
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    We had way more information about the first...

    We had way more information about the first generation Volt. Not even close actually.

    The CA event was not that big of a deal. Other than the fifth seat, which was known from the press events and...
  13. Poll: CA is the primary market for all electric cars....

    CA is the primary market for all electric cars. If it doesn't sell in CA then why would you think it would sell anywhere else? It's not as if there aren't any CUVs in CA.

    I will concede that...
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    Very good to hear that everyone is well. That's...

    Very good to hear that everyone is well. That's the most important. Yeah the Volt is one of the safer cars on the road. In this regard the more the merrier for sure!
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    That's because no one from GM EVER said this! :p...

    That's because no one from GM EVER said this! :p What Mark Reuss said EXACTLY was that "in terms of battery chemistry, the Volt will leapfrog a lot of the competition". So the leapfrogging will be...
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    I think it's a good deal. Under $300 for any car...

    I think it's a good deal. Under $300 for any car is quite good but mostly I like the fact that it's only a 24 month lease. I need something to hold me over before the new Volt arrives.
  17. Poll: The whole "sell like hotcakes" idea founders on...

    The whole "sell like hotcakes" idea founders on the shoals of experience. The only electric CUV to date has been the Toyota RAV-4 EV. It has a range over a hundred miles AND the vaunted Tesla drive...
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    I've shipped cars but never a Volt. Generally you...

    I've shipped cars but never a Volt. Generally you get what you pay for but a reputable shipper will get your car to you intact. The problem isn't the carrier per se, all cars get shipped to dealers...
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    The whole dumb crippled range extender is what...

    The whole dumb crippled range extender is what happens when you let CARB design your vehicle. Easy enough to put in a larger gas tank.

    The two big issues I see with the i3 are that: (1) using...
  20. Yes and no. There have been reports of center...

    Yes and no. There have been reports of center stacks which have frozen, but most times it's a one-off that resolves itself. Any electrical problem, due to a loose connection or a 12v battery which is...
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