America’s Coal Car

This is the Chevy Volt, GM’s electric car.

chevy-voltThis is the car that the US government has promoted and used taxpayer money to produce.
Its base list price, MSRP, is $40,280.
The Chevy Volt runs on electricity. It must be plugged in to an electric outlet and charged for several hours before it can be driven. It will then travel about 35 miles before switching to its 4-cylinder gasoline engine.
Where does the electricity that charges the car’s battery come from?
Approximately 56% of all electricity used in America is coal-generated.
Therefore, the Chevy Volt runs on coal that has been converted to electricity that charges the battery in this 3,800 pound vehicle… for the first 35 miles anyway.
And… Americans joke about the Yugo…?

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