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A Friend's prediction on the Volt

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I was talking to one of my friend's the other day about the Volt, and here are some predictions he came up with. They aren't pretty either:

1) It won't go 40 miles on a charge, more like 30.
2) It won't have a plug, meaning the battery will be charged by the gasoline engine only (Thereby eliminating the VERY reason for buying one).
3) It will cost around 40K-50K (over-pricing it to the point that it will be un-affordable to most)

That's just his predictions. He saw 'Who killed the Electric Car' and is skeptical about GM delivering on their earlier statements of 'Plug in charging, 40 miles without gas, under 30K'

I surely hope he's wrong.
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So, you have a friend that saw a lame movie about electric cars and now he's an authority on electric cars?? Take his opinion with a grain of salt and stay tuned here.

1) It will get it's 40 miles, maybe more. However, it will be conditional just as today's EPA mileages are.

2) It will have a plug. GM has repeatedly said so and the concept was shown with not one, but two. Also there is no technological reason not to do so. It's the easiest of their design challenges.

3) $35k to $40k is probably not far off. Particularly if GM knows in advance that we'll all be getting big tax rebates. The higher the rebate, the higher the MSRP. Then on top of that, with probably at least $5 per gallon gas or more, the demand will out strip supply and dealer mark ups will be between $5k and $10k. The only thing that might temper this a bit would be if other manufacturers were to debut similar E-Rev designs at the same time at a lower cost. Not likely to happen, or if they do it won't be for much less. Bottom line; early adopters will all be in the upper income brakets.

Oh yeah, your friend is most likely a GM hating, Toyota loving, conspiracy theory kind of guy. If you truely have interest in the Volt, ignore him and just come here for news and questions.
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