Green Cars Are Winning the Year

Green Cars Are Winning the Year

There are 318 comments on the Sierra Club Compass story from Nov 6, 2012, titled Green Cars Are Winning the Year. In it, Sierra Club Compass reports that:

So far in 2012, vehicle fuel economy has hit a record high, as have sales for hybrids and plug-in vehicles -- according to an analysis released by our friends over at NRDC.

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IluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#244 Jan 20, 2013
car nut wrote:
<quoted text> Just because your afraid to travel futher than 22 miles from your home without shitting yor shorts doesnt mean the rest of us normal folks do the same.The average person travels 150 miles per day just shopping and normal stuff.You are a recluse.
An excerpt from the following.

Drivers in the United States traveled 8.105 billion miles per day in 2011, and are expected to travel 8.158 billion miles per day in 2012. This equates to an average of 33 miles per vehicle per day.†

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_and_die...

I've noticed you have never posted any links.†Please post a link that states the average American drives 150 miles per day.

You do realize that equates to 54,750 miles a year?†Don't you?†Or do you?

ps. When you use that language, it reflects your upbringing by your parents.
IluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#245 Jan 20, 2013
Volts for Dolts wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you don't go any where, we all the the gubamint special can't go too far until it starts burning gasoline; especially if you need heat and lights!
Oh, and by the way, my worst range in winter, with heat & lights was 30 miles.†At my charging costs, that equates to 90 mpg at local gasoline rates.†That's my worst, ever.†90 mpg!†Beats your best by 3 times.

The other day it warmed up to 45 degrees & I got a 41 mile range.†With lights & heater.†Oh my, that's 123 mpg.†That's 100 mpg better than you.

See my YouTube video "Chevy Volt: 50 mile range" for my typical summer day's drive.†

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car nut

Naperville, IL

#246 Jan 20, 2013
IluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, and by the way, my worst range in winter, with heat & lights was 30 miles.†At my charging costs, that equates to 90 mpg at local gasoline rates.†That's my worst, ever.†90 mpg!†Beats your best by 3 times.
The other day it warmed up to 45 degrees & I got a 41 mile range.†With lights & heater.†Oh my, that's 123 mpg.†That's 100 mpg better than you.
See my YouTube video "Chevy Volt: 50 mile range" for my typical summer day's drive.†
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xt2oPlsQh0MXX&feature=you tube_gdata_player
I hear the 2014 volt model is gonna be renamed the chevy edsel!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!
Volts for Dolts

Trumbull, CT

#247 Jan 20, 2013
IluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, and by the way, my worst range in winter, with heat & lights was 30 miles.†At my charging costs, that equates to 90 mpg at local gasoline rates.†That's my worst, ever.†90 mpg!†Beats your best by 3 times.
The other day it warmed up to 45 degrees & I got a 41 mile range.†With lights & heater.†Oh my, that's 123 mpg.†That's 100 mpg better than you.
See my YouTube video "Chevy Volt: 50 mile range" for my typical summer day's drive.†
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xt2oPlsQh0MXX&feature=you tube_gdata_player
You're so full of it!
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#248 Jan 21, 2013
Volts for Dolts wrote:
<quoted text>
You're so full of it!
I can make you a quick video and name it for "Volts for Dolts", showing the range I had that day and the temperature, if you want. It wouldn't be a problem.

I love making videos for guys like you. I have made several for haters. I made one for the "phd". I don't think he watched it though. I gave him some time then pulled it down.

Well? Let me know!
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#249 Jan 21, 2013
car nut wrote:
<quoted text> I hear the 2014 volt model is gonna be renamed the chevy edsel!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!
Hey car nut. Did you ever do the math? That is about your claim that the average American drives 54,750 miles a year?

The average American drives 33 miles a day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_and_die...

33 miles per day averages to 12,000 miles a year. The average American would never use gas if he or she bought a Volt.
car nut

Naperville, IL

#250 Jan 21, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey car nut. Did you ever do the math? That is about your claim that the average American drives 54,750 miles a year?
The average American drives 33 miles a day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_and_die...
33 miles per day averages to 12,000 miles a year. The average American would never use gas if he or she bought a Volt.
Well most people have jobs and arrans to run that add up to more than 33 miles per day.We all aint house bound like you.Get out a drive damit!!!!!!
Volts for Dolts

Trumbull, CT

#251 Jan 21, 2013
car nut wrote:
<quoted text> Well most people have jobs and arrans to run that add up to more than 33 miles per day.We all aint house bound like you.Get out a drive damit!!!!!!
The guy drives a few miles, then returns to his computer and tries to convince everyone what a great car the Volt is; what a shill! Nobody takes him seriously.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#252 Jan 21, 2013
Volts for Dolts wrote:
<quoted text>
The guy drives a few miles, then returns to his computer and tries to convince everyone what a great car the Volt is; what a shill! Nobody takes him seriously.
I don't have to convinced anybody what a great car the Volt is. It is the most awarded car in history. It is the most loved car by owners in history. Fox News named it the most important American car built in the last 25 years.

When you consider that the most traded in car for the Volt is the Toyota Prius and # 2 is the BMW 3 series, and when you consider that those are fine cars in their own right, and when you consider that these people love the Volt even more than those cars, well, I don't have to convince anybody. Especially you. I don't care if you want to go to the gas station twice a week. That's your business. Why are you bothered that I don't buy gas?

Here is why people love the Volt so much:

Chevy Volt Awards - 2011 Chevy Volt Awards - pt. 1 - SAE - Volt Best Engineered Car / Automobile Magazine - Automobile of the Year / Motor Trend - Car of the Year / Car and Driver - 10 Best / MotorWeek - Driverís Choice Best of the Year / MotorWeek - Best Eco-Friendly Car / EPA - Best Fuel Efficient Gasoline Car / Green Car Journal - Green Car of the Year / North American Car of the Year - 2011 North American International Auto Show / J.D. Powers and Associates - Appeal Study Highest rated compact / The Edison Award / Vincentricís - Best Value in America awards / New York Auto Show - World Green Car / Wardís AutoWorld 10 Best Engines

2012 Awards - EPA - most fuel-efficient gas-powered vehicle / European Car Of The Year - First American car ever to receive this award / Vincentricís Best Value in America awards / Swiss Car Of The Year / DenmarkCar of the Year / Diesel Car Publication - Best Eco Car / J.D. Powers - Most Loved Compact Car / Chevy Volt Awards pt 2) Engine Technology International magazine - Internation Engine Of The Year Award. Green engine catagory / US News - Best Upscale Midsize Car / What Car? Publication Buyers Guide - Best Alternative Fuel Car / The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute - Automotive Excellence Award
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#253 Jan 21, 2013
car nut wrote:
<quoted text> Well most people have jobs and arrans to run that add up to more than 33 miles per day.We all aint house bound like you.Get out a drive damit!!!!!!
You really are in the dark aren't you. Don't get me wrong, I love your answers. I need a good laugh here and there.

Once again, the last C-E-N-C-U-S said that the average American drives 33 miles per day. That means that half drive more, and half drive less. That is what "average" means. Get it? So, your statement that "most people have jobs and arrans (what are arrans? did you mean errands?) to run that add up to more than 33 miles per day" .... no, it ain't so. Average means average.

Here are some calculations for you:

30 miles a day = 10,950 a year
35 miles a day = 12,775 a year
40 miles a day = 14,600 a year
45 miles a day = 16,425 a year
50 miles a day = 18,250 a year

Now, I know you drive 54,775 miles a year, because you said you drive 150 miles a day, but I thought you might want to see what average Americans do.
PHD

Overton, TX

#254 Jan 23, 2013
What is the average miles driven per year in America

Federal stds. 15,000 miles/year

So if the gas prices continue to fall which car Tesla or Volt would be the better deal?

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#255 Jan 23, 2013
PHD wrote:
What is the average miles driven per year in America
Federal stds. 15,000 miles/year
So if the gas prices continue to fall which car Tesla or Volt would be the better deal?
Do your cars only last one year?
LOL. Are gasoline prices going to stay the same over the next 10-30 years?
car expert

Naperville, IL

#256 Jan 23, 2013
PHD wrote:
What is the average miles driven per year in America
Federal stds. 15,000 miles/year
So if the gas prices continue to fall which car Tesla or Volt would be the better deal?
The maintaince cost is a factor too.The volt has a gas engine to service with all the drive train.the tesla only has elcetric motors and battery nice and simple.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#257 Jan 23, 2013
car expert wrote:
<quoted text> The maintaince cost is a factor too.The volt has a gas engine to service with all the drive train.the tesla only has elcetric motors and battery nice and simple.
Oooooohhhhh ... I have to change my oil once every 5 years. OoOOOOoooooohhhhh.. Per the Volt World Class Mechanic at Courtesy Chevrolet. You don't have to change you oil until 40% oil life left.

I have driven almost 10,000 and I still have 95% oil life left.

FYI, the Volt performs a maintenance on the generator automatically when needed.

So, my Volt cost $29,000 as of today ($31,800 - tax credit - gas savings). Let's see, I'll have to pay $30 to change oil every 5 years.

Tesla costs $97,500 after the credit. That's a lot of oil changes!
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#258 Jan 23, 2013
PHD wrote:
What is the average miles driven per year in America
Federal stds. 15,000 miles/year
So if the gas prices continue to fall which car Tesla or Volt would be the better deal?
The average miles driven per year is 13,476 per this chart. It is about 3 years old. Miles driven per year has fallen due to gas prices.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm
Gas prices are going back up, at least in CA. In 7 years, when there are 350 - 500 million more cars, gas will not be going down.
Why do you want to compare the Volt to the Tesla S? Different cars. Perhaps you should compare the S to the Shelby Aero EV.
car expert

Naperville, IL

#259 Jan 23, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
Oooooohhhhh ... I have to change my oil once every 5 years. OoOOOOoooooohhhhh.. Per the Volt World Class Mechanic at Courtesy Chevrolet. You don't have to change you oil until 40% oil life left.
I have driven almost 10,000 and I still have 95% oil life left.
FYI, the Volt performs a maintenance on the generator automatically when needed.
So, my Volt cost $29,000 as of today ($31,800 - tax credit - gas savings). Let's see, I'll have to pay $30 to change oil every 5 years.
Tesla costs $97,500 after the credit. That's a lot of oil changes!
You have rubber hoses, timing chains,tune ups,fuel filters,air filters,gaskets,Then may I suggest a schrink cause anybody that is investing in old tecnology is friggin nuts man!!!!!
PHD

Overton, TX

#260 Jan 23, 2013
Wallop10 wrote:
<quoted text>
Do your cars only last one year?
LOL. Are gasoline prices going to stay the same over the next 10-30 years?
Your the magical mystical know it all why don't you tell us. Maybe you can use some of that cut and paste scientific science fiction. Her let me help you some cars last one day,one hour and some just minutes.
PHD

Overton, TX

#261 Jan 23, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
The average miles driven per year is 13,476 per this chart. It is about 3 years old. Miles driven per year has fallen due to gas prices.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm
Gas prices are going back up, at least in CA. In 7 years, when there are 350 - 500 million more cars, gas will not be going down.
Why do you want to compare the Volt to the Tesla S? Different cars. Perhaps you should compare the S to the Shelby Aero EV.
Well the discussion was comparring the Tesla to the Volt.As with the gas prices the same was said about natural gas.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#262 Jan 23, 2013
car expert wrote:
<quoted text> You have rubber hoses, timing chains,tune ups,fuel filters,air filters,gaskets,Then may I suggest a schrink cause anybody that is investing in old tecnology is friggin nuts man!!!!!
Anybody who would pay $105,000 to go 177 miles before they have to run home is nuts. Or else, they have tons of money and they don't care.

You are neither because you don't have a Tesla. Except for that diecast.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#263 Jan 23, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Well the discussion was comparring the Tesla to the Volt.As with the gas prices the same was said about natural gas.
No, the discussion was "Green Cars Are Winning The Year". You and your buddy, "the scientist" keep putting out "stuff" with no links.

Now, back to the Shelby Aero EV. Which is better, the S or the Shelby?

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