Friday, March 04, 2011

Is the Chevy Volt ReVolting?

This just in from Ecofreak blog AutoblogGreen:
Peruse Chevrolet's February sales release, and you'll notice one number that's blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company's detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn't something that GM wants to highlight, apparently. Keeping the number quiet is a bit understandable, since it's lower than the 321 that Chevy sold in January.

Nissan doesn't have anything to brag about here, either (and it didn't avoiding any mention of the Leaf sales in its press release). Why? Well, back in January, the company sold 87 Leafs. In February? Just 67
Why? I'll tell these boobs why. Because nobody wants these bloody, overpriced things. We're shocked. Shocked.

Whether anyone is aware of it or not--and the MSM is not going to help you here--the Obama Administration is on a stealth mission to price fossil fuel energy into the stratosphere to force you to buy taxpayer-subsidized boondoggles like the Chevy Volt and to encourage you to "go green," whatever the hell that is. It's all part of the left's "global warming" hoax which is all part of the grand socialist scheme to impoverish Americans by redistributing this country's wealth everywhere but here.

But it's ultimately going to fail. Just as folks are waking up to the Democrat campaign fund game that's being disguised as public employee union-busting, so, too, are people beginning to notice that this administration leaves no stone unturned in thwarting American energy company's ability to extract low-cost, domestic oil and gas resourced from the United States itself. This assures our utter dependence on increasingly unreliable--and costly--foreign energy sources, driving our prices up.

The Volt is just one symptom of this--and perhaps the main reason the administration is still controlling the company--to guarantee that we continue to subsidize a low horsepower car that is not practical in most places, is grossly overpriced. And most importantly, that nobody wants for precisely those reasons.

Of course, AutoblogGreen won't be mentioning this. It doesn't go along with The Narrative.


Anonymous said...

Shocked? Perhaps you have a short somewhere! Be sure to practice your electrical safety and always ground yourself....

Wonker said...

Hmmm. I'm sure the EPA has a regulation on that somewhere.