Obama wanted a green car for the masses. The Volt, unlike the Volkswagen is poorly designed, and hardly cheap.
Even with the prop up from taxpayers, the car is symbolic of Obama's whole presidency - a goose egg error. The Volt carries a hefty price tag of over $41,000 and a taxpayer funded rebate of $7,500.
Road tests prove the Volt cannot compete with conventional imports selling for $20k less when it comes to delivering good fuel economy. The Volt's actual range is about 27mpg.
The Volt requires premium gasoline, seats only four people (the battery runs down the center of the car) and has the head and leg room suitable for a dwarf. And best of all, it weighs 3250 pounds! Heavy enough to compete with a loaded pick-up truck.
On March 2, 2012 GM announces a lay-off of 1,300 and a total suspension of Volt production.
The Obama nightmare is nearly over.
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