But no one, no one, has spent as much time boiling about the Volt as Fox's Neil Cavuto. Cavuto has gone off on the Volt as a vehicle that "doesn't work" and "the dumbest thing I've ever seen." He's claimed it's defective, that it's failing as a product, and that no one is buying Volts but the government. He has even claimed the Volt leads to divorces. Seriously. For a Volt owner, volunteering to discuss the car on Cavuto's show is like signing up to talk up your favorite BBQ joint at a vegan convention.
However, new Volt owner Eric Rotbard not only dared step into Cavuto's den, he left the EV-hating host without a lot of room to attack. As Green Car Reports described it:
By the middle of the interview, Cavuto is clearly troubled by his inability to catch his guest out, and goes for the jugular: the topic of range anxiety. But instead of catching his guest out, Cavuto betrays his own ignorance on the car.
"So when you are on the road, or you take a longer trip, where do you charge up?" questions Cavuto, obviously trying to imply that the range-extended plug-in hybrid can't cope with long distance trips.
Despite the many taunts Cavuto tosses over the course of the interview (including asking if the car has a hole in the floor like the Flintstones, so it can be pushed when it stops running) Rotbard kept his cool throughout; a good lesson for anyone confronted by those pre-disposed to somehow see a vehicle as a political affront. Watch the video after the jump.