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Old 04-13-2008, 06:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I agree that Cd shouldn't be the only focus for Detroit. That car looks like a Caddy: huge.

I think the Volt will be successful only in the sense that it will change American perceptions of "going green." Instead of being the realm of hippies, "going green" will be an area that maintains the status quo without requiring large lifestyle changes.

I think the American masses ultimately care about their wallet. Sure, they are willing to change their lifestyle slightly to help the environment, but few will commit to major lifestyle changes. The Volt will allow them to live a familiar lifestyle for a little while longer in the twilight of oil and the great American economy. The pocketbook...that's where it'll succeed.

I don't blame Detroit, though. You can only sell what people want. I suppose I blame their advertising departments, though...

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