Sunday, January 07, 2007

No Gummint Involvement Here

GM is showing off a new car:

It's been nearly 100 years, but Thomas Edison's belief in electricity as a viable propulsion system for automobiles is one step closer to reality due to the efforts of General Motors and General Electric. Today, GE participated in General Motors' unveiling of its newest concept vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, here at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Volt's E-Flex flexible propulsion system offers a global blended range of transportation energy solutions to regional energy issues and driving behavior

There's a LOT of plastic in this car, including the wiring (!!!)

"Wire running throughout the Volt is made from non-halogenated GE plastics and reaches an approximate 25 percent weight reduction compared to traditional wire in automobiles."

Goes about 40 miles on the batteries; 90% of car-trips in the USA are <30>

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath. It won't sell. Read the original book about the EV1. Americans won't buy a car they can't drive to California even if they never intend to do that, period.