View Single Post
Old 12-18-2010, 02:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Frank Lee
Frank Lee's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,747

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,579
Thanked 3,518 Times in 2,202 Posts
Early adopters of new tech don't care about the bottom line- their motivation is to be the first to have something new. I think the Volt is for early adopters.

Another point about new tech and early adopters is that oftentimes, as time goes on and the product shows promise of success in the marketplace, the price goes down.

A third point I'd like to make is that I think Volt is a good thing if for no other reason than to get such a hybrid system out of the lab and into the hands of the public out in the real world. Valuable things will be learned, regardless of how YOU feel about Volt.

  Reply With Quote