Isn't it time to pull the plug on the Chevy Volt? Sales of the enviro-moonbat darling plummeted from 1529 in December of 2011 to 603 this past month. 603! Compare that to the Ford Focus (14,400 sold in January), Toyota Corolla (17,988 sold in January), and Honda Civic (21,883 sold in January). For crying out loud, the Kia Soul had sales of 8,093, and that is a vehicle whose national spokesman is a dancing hamster! That is the marketplace speaking loud and clear. SACSTW has conducted a painstaking review of the Chevy Volt, and has discovered the real reason behind its poor sales figures. It sucks.
Eric Bolling of Fox News came to the same conclusion after recently driving a Volt. He appeared on Fox and Friends this morning to talk about the experience. Bolling has been critical of the Volt, and of Government Motors in general. GM asked him to drive a Volt to experience the car firsthand. According to Bolling, he got about 20-25 miles on a full charge before the car switched over to its gasoline powerplant. GM claims a 40 mile range on full electric power. The Volt gets about 35 mpg burning gas and sports a 9.3 gallon gas tank. If we do the math, we can see that a Volt can travel about 350 miles on a full electric charge PLUS a full tank of gas (Premium by the way!). That leaves us with an effective gas mileage of 37.6 mpg. Not bad right?
It's not too bad until you factor in the Volt's sticker price of $40-45,000. Holy fossil fuel Batman, that is a big number! Let's again compare to the other vehicles I listed above
- Toyota Corolla: Gets approximately 30 mpg burning regular gasoline (7.5% cheaper than premium) and starts around a sticker of $18,000.
- Ford Focus: Gets around 31 mpg burning regular gasoline and starts at around $17,295
- Honda Civic: Gets around 32 mpg burning regular gasoline and starts at around $22,000.