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01-10-2011 07:57 PM  7 years agoPost 1
jackheli

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Just wondering if you could post your first impressions...

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01-11-2011 01:17 PM  7 years agoPost 2
junkpilot

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Anybody but a Volt yet?
If electric helis are to die for then this will be the next big thing. Do you suppose we'll have Electric vs Gasoline threads,To death!
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01-11-2011 02:53 PM  7 years agoPost 3
krashtagain

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I have a couple friends in a large local GM dealership and the only thing I was forewarned about the Volt was STAY AWAY . Lol . GM shoved this car into the marketplace and there are alot of unresolved issues .

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01-11-2011 03:09 PM  7 years agoPost 4
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is it lipo compadible????? lol must have a big esc lmao

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01-11-2011 03:28 PM  7 years agoPost 5
fla heli boy

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yeah, I wonder what the lifespan is on the cell and how they dispose of it when it's done.
I would never buy a first year run of any car, especially this one. I imagine your average yocul working at the local Chevy dealership will be clueless on how to fix anything on it.

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01-11-2011 05:01 PM  7 years agoPost 6
extra person

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yea never buy first year out cars.most dealers make u got to classes to get a update on products.my buddy done it for years finally gave up and moved out of this state.
just wait and see how many recalls it will get time will tell

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01-11-2011 07:51 PM  7 years agoPost 7
helo_chris

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Warranty on the battery is 8 years/100K miles. Since they are lithium-ion I imagine they will dispose of them in some manner. Most of the automotive reviews that I have read that arent caught up in the green hype have been pretty critical of it.

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01-11-2011 09:13 PM  7 years agoPost 8
wargor

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I'm gonna wait for the this: http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/...udi_e_tron.html

Now that's a car!!!

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01-11-2011 09:39 PM  7 years agoPost 9
jackheli

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Most of the automotive reviews that I have read that arent caught up in the green hype have been pretty critical of it.
Could you point us to some of these reviews? thx!

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01-12-2011 12:00 AM  7 years agoPost 10
dilberteinstein

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Here's one review from Edmunds. The review depends on how YOU view it.
During its 1,000 miles with us, our Volt tester consumed energy at the rate of 39.0 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles when in electric-only mode and averaged 31.4 mpg in gas engine assistance mode.

We paid an average of $0.31 per kilowatt-hour of electricity and $3.31 per gallon of 91 octane swill, so the arithmetic tells us that the running cost of this Volt tester while in our care was equivalent to a gas-only car that achieves 30.9 mpg on 91 octane. It also turns out the Volt's miles driven on electricity cost us more money than if it'd simply consumed gasoline instead.

http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/vo.../road-test.html

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01-12-2011 04:21 AM  7 years agoPost 11
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there is no good reason why they paid 0.31 cents /kwh in that test....that is either a misprint, a lie, or a sham.

the going rate is about 25-33% that in most areas (8-12 ish cents /kwh) (avg retail price nationwide in sept 2010 was 10.4 cents).

i smell BS.

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01-12-2011 04:57 AM  7 years agoPost 12
dilberteinstein

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there is no good reason why they paid 0.31 cents /kwh in that test....that is either a misprint, a lie, or a sham.

the going rate is about 25-33% that in most areas (8-12 ish cents /kwh) (avg retail price nationwide in sept 2010 was 10.4 cents).

i smell BS.
I pay around 10 cents in central Texas.
In this post we will compare the state-by-state utility price for small businesses and other commercial operations. Please note that the pricing is in cents per kilowatt hour and as usual we will look at two years: 2008 and 2009 because they do vary.

2008

*Idaho has the best rate at 6.03 cents per kilowatt hour, barely edging out Missouri’s 6.09

*Hawaii has the highest rate at 32.82 cents per kilowatt hour.

http://www.electricitypricecomparis...costs-by-state/
Maybe they were testing in Hawaii.

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01-12-2011 05:45 AM  7 years agoPost 13
helo_chris

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You also have to take into account where they were getting the electricity. Commercial rates are higher then residential, and if they were using a commercial charging station they were also likely paying markup for the infrastructure. Thats where you start to poke holes in the electric is cheaper argument. Once you figure in electric rates, infrastructure costs, and the fact that once they are more prevalent rates are sure to rise due to increased demand it starts to be a wash. Add in the increased cost of the vehicle to begin with.

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01-12-2011 03:12 PM  7 years agoPost 14
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In Australia we pay about 12 cents a Kw for homes.
My factory just down the road I pay double at 24cents a Kw.

This is how our Government screws small business in the arse here among other methods.

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01-12-2011 04:35 PM  7 years agoPost 15
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At least around our area, commercial rates are not more expensive. They buy more so they pay less per kwh. I believe we're at 7.6 ish for home use. Just north of us in Grant county is the cheapest in the nation. They just had a raise in rates but are still 3.5 ish a kwh!

I think these cars are either going to be a pipe dream or at least another 10 years of development to truly become useful for everyday driving.

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01-12-2011 06:19 PM  7 years agoPost 16
dilberteinstein

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Here's the rates for the US:

http://www.eia.doe.gov/electricity/epm/table5_6_b.html

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01-12-2011 06:41 PM  7 years agoPost 17
Flying Tivo

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In Mexico...
The first 100KWh are 0.161USD
There after is 0.194 USD
This is comercial.

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01-12-2011 07:12 PM  7 years agoPost 18
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http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/exp/progress/Concept_Vehicles/audi_e_tron.html
WOW! That Audi is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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01-12-2011 07:49 PM  7 years agoPost 19
sincity

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Yeah the Audi does look cool, but of course it isn't a production car and there is no mention of the price tag.

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01-13-2011 05:54 AM  7 years agoPost 20
jackheli

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So... back to topic.

No heli fliers with a Volt yet?

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