2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt front 3/4 view

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt rear 3/4 view

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt side view

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt front view

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt rear view

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt front detail

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt headlight

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt grille

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt side detail

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt wheel

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt wheel detail

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt side mirror

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt badge

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt badge

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt taillight

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt logo

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt engine

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt engine

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt engine

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt engine detail

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt engine detail

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt interior

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt interior

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt interior

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt steering wheel

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt front seats

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt steering wheel controls

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt steering wheel controls

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt gauges

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt gauges

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt instrument panel

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt energy info

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt power flow

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt charging info

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt energy info

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt multimedia controls

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt shifter

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt shifter

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt power button

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt drive mode button

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt door panel

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt rear seats

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt rear cargo area

And you thought the right-wing attacks on plug-in cars was going to fade away. Not if Rush Limbaugh has anything to do with it (and he does). On his radio show yesterday, Limbaugh complained for many minutes about the evils of EVs. "There's nothing wrong with oil, there's nothing wrong with gasoline," he said. "We don't need saving from gasoline"

His argument isn't exactly coherent – he claims that somehow having plug-in vehicles reduces our options – but they sure were delivered passionately. Calling out Mr. Chevrolet Volt himself, Limbaugh said:

Bob, Mr. Lutz, the problem is not me. The problem is that the pro-electric car crowd are the people making this political. ... The electric car is not about saving the planet. The electric car is not about cleaner energy. The electric car is not about cleaner air. The electric car is about taking away choices from the American people about what they want to drive. The electric car is about bigger government.

Where to start?

How about by letting Lutz do the work? Speaking at the Hudson Institute earlier this week, Lutz laid out his arguments about why the Volt and plug-in technology are good ideas, all of which regular readers have heard before. You can hear them in full in the embedded video down below (Limbaugh's comments are available, too), but the gist is: they work, they save gas and they will get cheaper.

There was one thing Lutz said that is not common knowledge, though, would put to rest any the idea that the Volt is the "Obamacar" if it were. Lutz said that when GM and the Obama administration met during the company's bankruptcy proceedings, the government's recommendation was to kill the Volt program. That, of course, didn't happen.





I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • Share This Photo X