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One Volt owner leads charge at new public station | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 38 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 14, 2011, titled One Volt owner leads charge at new public station | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Greg Kuss charges his Chevy Volt at the new public charging station at Walmart, 3900 Morse Rd., in the Easton area.

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Money Hog

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 14, 2011
Does he go to Easton everytime he needs a charge ? Or, does he have a charging station at home ? Does he shop in Walmart for 4 hours while his car charges ? This will never catch on because 35 miles isn't enough for 95% of people driving.
bumper sticker

Mcdonough, GA

#2 Jul 14, 2011
The Volt will be a museum exhibit in short time.
A very expensive, taxpayer-funded one.
Edukated Commentator

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 14, 2011
Imagine if it would take four hours to pump a gallon and a half of gasoline, about enough gas to take one about 35 miles. How many vehicles does this charging station accommodate? If I pull up behind Kuss' Volt in my my Leaf, will I have to wait 4 hours for my turn? Can I charge my laptop and iPad and cell phone and iPod and all my cordless power tools as well?
JoeUser

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 14, 2011
The feds give a $7,500 federal tax credit for someone to buy the car, and now the feds give a grant to AEP of $15,000 OF TAXPAYER MONEY for them to build the charging station in the parking lot of a private business. When will the madness stop?

JPA

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 14, 2011
Looks like another example of worthless and impractical brain farts from those Green Goon folks.
Sick of the lies

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 14, 2011
What a joke! Where do these morons think the electricity comes from (um coal!)? They hate on oil and coal all day long and then praise a car with a 35 mile range that takes 4 hours to charge?! WOW just wow.
Former Republican

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Jul 14, 2011
Money Hog wrote:
This will never catch on because 35 miles isn't enough for 95% of people driving.
You have this completely backwards. For the vast, vast majority of round trips 35 miles is far more than enough range. It is pretty rare for a trip to be longer. The long ones stick out in your mind, but it is a fact that most trips are quite short. This is not to say the Volt is the end all be all, but it does seem to be a step in the right direction. Besides, unlike the Leaf the Volt has an onboard generator so it's range on a single charge and one tank of gas is several hundred miles, just like the car you drive now.

JPA

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 14, 2011
Former Republican wrote:
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You have this completely backwards. For the vast, vast majority of round trips 35 miles is far more than enough range. It is pretty rare for a trip to be longer. The long ones stick out in your mind, but it is a fact that most trips are quite short. This is not to say the Volt is the end all be all, but it does seem to be a step in the right direction. Besides, unlike the Leaf the Volt has an onboard generator so it's range on a single charge and one tank of gas is several hundred miles, just like the car you drive now.
Sez you....
Dan

Redmond, WA

#9 Jul 14, 2011
Money Hog wrote:
This will never catch on because 35 miles isn't enough for 95% of people driving.
and 100% of your statistics are bull
Paul Not Paublo

New Lexington, OH

#10 Jul 14, 2011
So Walmart will give those who hate them something free. Now they will all love them.
Maybe one day

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 14, 2011
These won't catch on until you can charge one at your house - ridiculous to charge a car for 4 hours.
Ummmm

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 14, 2011
Former Republican wrote:
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You have this completely backwards. For the vast, vast majority of round trips 35 miles is far more than enough range. It is pretty rare for a trip to be longer. The long ones stick out in your mind, but it is a fact that most trips are quite short. This is not to say the Volt is the end all be all, but it does seem to be a step in the right direction. Besides, unlike the Leaf the Volt has an onboard generator so it's range on a single charge and one tank of gas is several hundred miles, just like the car you drive now.
I drive about 50 miles a day or more, never less. That is pretty typical of most people, not the exception.
Volt is a Joke

Westerville, OH

#13 Jul 14, 2011
The Chevy Volt is such a joke of an idea. Short mileage all in the name of "green" footprint crap.

Most people do not realize that if you would get a Volt you must upgrade your home electical system to handle the charging it requires.

These are not cheap and are running $4,000+ to do.

Nothing like GM (Gumbmint Motors) pushing a product that lacks true substance.

I did notice that General Electric is buying a large number of them. But this is the same company that paid NO US taxes, but they do produce and want to sell the expensive charging stations for these cars. Oh yeah Jeffery Immelt the CEO of GE is an Obamabot supporter also.
Joe

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 14, 2011
JoeUser wrote:
The feds give a $7,500 federal tax credit for someone to buy the car, and now the feds give a grant to AEP of $15,000 OF TAXPAYER MONEY for them to build the charging station in the parking lot of a private business. When will the madness stop?
It will never stop until the American people rise up and kick the socialist garbage out of every political office. Until then, things will continue to get worse. Bet on it.
CSD

Nashport, OH

#15 Jul 14, 2011
Nice...think of all the coal miners who will have to die to keep this guy on the road. Oh wait, I just stole one of the DNC talking points...sorry.
Joe

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 14, 2011
Volt is a Joke wrote:
The Chevy Volt is such a joke of an idea. Short mileage all in the name of "green" footprint crap.
Most people do not realize that if you would get a Volt you must upgrade your home electical system to handle the charging it requires.
These are not cheap and are running $4,000+ to do.
Nothing like GM (Gumbmint Motors) pushing a product that lacks true substance.
I did notice that General Electric is buying a large number of them. But this is the same company that paid NO US taxes, but they do produce and want to sell the expensive charging stations for these cars. Oh yeah Jeffery Immelt the CEO of GE is an Obamabot supporter also.

Meanwhile, the jug-headed miscreant in the White House is trying to shut down coal mining and coal burning power plants.. Where are you going to get the electricity to charge these government mandated pieces of crap? They didn't think that one through, now did they?
All this for the absolute fraud of man-made global warming.

JPA

Since: Jan 10

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 14, 2011
Maybe one day wrote:
These won't catch on until you can charge one at your house - ridiculous to charge a car for 4 hours.
Don't most folks have a separate 220v circuit to the garage....or a garage?
Paul Not Paublo

New Lexington, OH

#18 Jul 14, 2011
If most people only drive 35 miles or less per day, why are there not more low mileage used cars on the car lots?
Jim Tressel

Roanoke, VA

#19 Jul 14, 2011
Maybe one day wrote:
These won't catch on until you can charge one at your house - ridiculous to charge a car for 4 hours.
You can charge one at your house.
Shokanman

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 14, 2011
Money Hog wrote:
Does he go to Easton everytime he needs a charge ? Or, does he have a charging station at home ? Does he shop in Walmart for 4 hours while his car charges ? This will never catch on because 35 miles isn't enough for 95% of people driving.
I agree this will never catch on. Neither will the Iron Horse-too noisy and slow; or the automobile-it keeps getting stuck in the mud, there is no way to refuel and is unreliable; or the aeroplane-too dangerous.

But, I can't stay. I have to go to the doctor for my leech treatment.

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