Rome, NY Sucks

But At Least We're Not Utica

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I Saw a Volt

I finally saw a Chevy Volt in Rome yesterday. For those people who don't know about the vehicle, the owner was kind enough to use a personalized license plate that says NOMORGAS. Those who followed the progress of the project know that GM's Volt went from a projected cost of under $30K to over $40K and costs taxpayers $7,000 in subsidies for everyone with enough money to pay for 3/4 of the car.

Also, the Volt went from being a series hybrid (electric engine, gasoline generator) to a parallel hybrid (two engines, one gas and one electric). This makes the vehicle a heavier, more expensive Prius. If the owner truly never buys gas for the car, they'd better not try taking hills at high speeds.

At least I'm not jealous. I'll save that for a Tesla owner.


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