Comments: General Motors: American Jobs--For China?

in your second paragraph you state:

it's about half the cost of comparable conventional, high-mileage conventionally fueled compacts that actually get better mileage than the Volt

is this correct?
am i reading this wrong?
it's about twice the cost of comparable ......?

Posted by louielouie at September 21, 2011 01:19 AM

Dear Louielouie:

Indeed, you're correct; thanks for the catch! When I was writing that line, I was thinking ahead to the $19,300 subsidy given EVs by the Chinese, which would reduce the price of a Volt by about half. I suppose the lesson is not to think while writing.

Thanks again!

Posted by Mike Mc at September 21, 2011 11:18 AM

Now, if they could just create a vehicle that, while rolling, the motor pushes not only the car but a generator to refill the batteries, there'd BE no need for gasoline. When they develop THAT technology, I'll buy one.

Posted by cmblake6 at September 24, 2011 07:34 PM