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What does GM know that we don't?

GasBuddy Blog -- Over the next five years, GM says it will exponentially increase sales of all electric vehicles and/or hybrids, putting 500,00 such vehicles on the road.

According to the Detroit Free Press, that statement provides a benchmark with which to measure GM’s alternative powertrain progress over the next half decade. The company says the Chevrolet Volt would play a key role in hitting the electrification targets. The Volt’s lithium-ion battery pack allows it to travel 38 miles on a single charge of electricity before a gasoline engine kicks in.

However, GM sold 19,309 Volts in the first 10 months of the year, putting the company on track to come close to 25,000 units in 2012. And it will have to multiply that rate to reach its...


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danmckdude
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 10:53:43 AM

More hybrids and more cars with better mileage!
rknaak1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:49:31 AM

Hopefully they do have a trick up their sleeve, and are not just overly confident in the intended trend of these types of vehicles.
vortecpowr
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:04:46 PM

With any luck, they can improve battery only range while continuing to bring the price down.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 5:07:16 AM

Happy Black Friday.
honda0105
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Happy Turkey Day, USA. Safe travels to all.
357revo
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:58:16 AM

What does GM know? That they've got the perfect patsie in the White House, ready, willing, and able to shovel taxpayer dollars into their overpriced, underperforming electric vehicles.

Obama can tell the government and the military to buy these POSes at full retail prices [via non-competitive, single-source bids].

Obama can up the private purchaser rebate from $7,500 to $10,000 to sweeten the deal.

So much for "level playing field".
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:45:22 AM

even if so, melvindale, it's still a move in the right direction.
melvindale
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 9:18:28 PM

They know they will never reach the new CAFE standards set by the EPA to take effect now through 2025 without electric vehicles and hybrids being a significant part of the fleet.
ggmanOH
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:45:59 AM

sounds good.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 12:01:27 AM

time will definitely tell.
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:25:22 PM

I don't know, time will tell...
timothyfhg
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:29:30 PM

Hmmmm...sounds like Obama-speak; in other words, a lot of hot air!
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:22:29 PM

This is 2 days old... time to move ON! Good grief... is it that hard to find an article...
DandD6527
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:04:47 PM

To reach an electric transportation environment the auto makers need a reasonably small power source that will travel at least 400 miles before recharge and a method of recharging that takes no more than 10 minutes to fully recharge. Until that is achieved they are destined to fail.
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:42:56 PM

May not sell all of them.
crep1291
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:14:19 PM

We will either be in an endless world-wide recession with high unemployment growth, unchanging gas prices and flat EV/PIH growth, or we will see increasingly high gas prices with >0% EV/PIH growth. I don't see how oil/gas prices can fall in a healthy economy unless a natural or man-made catastrophe kills off a significant portion of the population.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:12:07 PM

ok. old article
cableman31
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:02:32 PM

They know how much AMERICAN MONEY they are investing in CHINA. DISGRACEFULL
livewire300
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Buy a FORD, MAZDA, or TOYOTA...
LtRTH
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:58:13 PM

Way old. They don't know anything. That's why they had to take our money, to stay in business. Thumbs down to GM.
INBwana
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:56:01 PM


Same post that has been on here for the 3rd day!
seahawks
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:55:08 PM

General Motors knows how to get more tax payer's money from the big government programs!!!
texashoudini
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:53:01 PM

Well it that is true and can see less of a demand for gasoline.
msgt_usa
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:52:46 PM

In their dreams. They can't build a decent hybrid.
impactdi
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:51:18 PM

I see at least 3 Volts everyday to and from work...a whole 20 miles round trip.
caddilac
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:51:01 PM


What GM knows that we don't only GM knows.

middlegrey
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:49:58 PM

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Blazer197
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:49:56 PM

This is old news.
gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:49:31 PM

Again, really folks we have nothing to read about out there? Disappointing.
bigmace111
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:45:53 PM

C'mon, 3rd day for this story
QuagmireLA
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:40:14 PM

arghh this article is getting pretty old. Was pointless, and still is.
Ram4Sam
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:36:16 PM

Nobody wants it....they do not need to worry about profit, maobama will make up the difference.
Jeep GCL
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:34:21 PM

Now if they gave me one...
slowpoke63
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:33:35 PM

I'm noy buying one!
oldiesman
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:33:17 PM

?
peapaw
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:32:15 PM

Volt is a joke.
Holly123
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:29:38 PM

2 days running ....
NightRider
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:28:25 PM

Making the Volt a baseline gives GM an excuse to lose $40,000 on every one sold.
DirtDauber
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:25:04 PM

Most likely nothing.
Ouch06
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:24:32 PM

old article and I probably won't be able to afford an electric car.
budman1035
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:22:24 PM

What's the current price tag for a Chevy Volt?
The_DR
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:21:18 PM

It's not for me.
us412
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:20:28 PM

GM is betting on Obozo killing Keystone oil pipeline, closing the Gulf again, keeping E&W Coast off limits to drilling so as to get US gas prices up to the European level around $8 a gallon.
So smile, you voted for it, along with GM.
Lizzylou
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:19:29 PM

OLD NEWS
GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:19:13 PM

wow, how old is his article??
gsayeg1
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:19:03 PM

let me know when they make a car that runs on AA batteries
abacus44
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:18:17 PM

How to waste money.
Kato51
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:17:19 PM

This is another repeat.
Grismer
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:17:11 PM

Delusions of grandeur now constitute knowledge?
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:16:18 PM

another revamped story >>
SUPERQUACK
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NOTHING
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