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Subsidy Issues Examined:Mackinac Electric Vehicle Study
The following links examine the exaggerated and factually incorrect report that states each tax payer is paying 250k for each Volt sold.
Indirect Subsidies to support our nation, and its reliance to oilGovernment Accountability Office examines various government and non government expenses for Military Protection of Middle Eastern Crude; Concludes about 30 billion a year has been spent.
Academic Analysis of U.S. Military Expenditures to Protect the use of Persian-Gulf Oil for Motor Vehicles
Volt Sales Not from Fleet or GovernmentFleet sales at bottom
Less than 2% of total sales YTD are to the government (includes military)
Domestic DrillingDrilling won't lower gas prices. It will reduce the foreign trade deficit, but that is about it
The Environmental Effects of Electric CarsIn a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, they concluded that electric vehicles are far cleaner than the average car in even the most polluted power grids, but are far better than even 50 MPG cars in the cleanest states.
Battery IssuesBattery prices are falling sharply
Lithium prices are up, but this has little effect on battery prices
New study supporting 'prices of batteries are going to come down greatly over time'
Batteries to be Recycled:
Grid Impact IssuesMany studies have been conducted. The basic conclusions of these studies are that while EVs will present certain challenges to power providers, there are many things that can be done overcome the challenge, and that we can support a large adoption of EVs with proper planning.
Volt SalesThe Chevy Volt will outsell the Corvette in 2012
The Chevy Volt is the number one selling electric car, and outselling almost every other hybrid being produced
The TOP four traded cars are all foreign cars, and include the BMW 3 series
No, Virginia, Fleet sales are not inflating Volt sales [read the article, not the link]
Foolish PredictionsRead this CATO article published back in 2001 about a car that is now the number 3 top selling car in the United States
The Volt Fire ControversyBoth Garage Fires that were occupied with Volts ruled out as likely cause by both fire marshals (as well as NHTSA, GM, insurance companies, and other investigators)
NHTSA Conclusion that the Volt is safe
Popular Mechanics: Don't worry about the battery
Chevy Volt CostSnopes debunks one of the most outrageous email chains going, stating that electric vehicles cost 7x the cost of gas to operate
Is the Volt Too Affordable?
User provided Total Cost of Ownership Linkshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ageg_Pnricg9dGZTVW9ZTzFNWHJlMmhrNDh2TVZ6cXc#gid=0
Misc WebsitesThe average Chevy Volt owner gets 120+ MPG combined
Lots of EV myths discussed here
Fox News segment how the Volt will help win the war on terror
Chevy Volt: One of the most awarded cars on the road
This is a list of 'Upscale Midsize Vehicles' in which the Volt best some the nicest cars in the world
Foreign Trade Deficit as it relates to oil
The biggest Volt Owner forum