It's tough to keep track of what kind of electric powertrain Fox Business host Neil Cavuto might possibly like. For years – literally years – he railed against the Chevrolet Volt. A twist came last year when he all of a sudden liked the 2014 Infiniti LE concept electric vehicle because it has wireless charging. Now, he's off the wireless kick and, during a recent segment about the steady increase in Tesla Motors stock, he said he wasn't impressed with the 200+ mile range from the Mod
Let's just say Jennifer Granholm and Neil Cavuto probably won't be exchanging Christmas cards this year. Granholm, the former governor of Michigan, made clear in an op-ed in the Huffington Post (like AutoblogGreen, an AOL site) that she remains all for using federal funds to push electric-vehicle technology and production. Pictured above, is Granholm learning about plug-in vehicles in 2010 in Detroit.
To quote Bill Murray from Ghostbusters: "Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!"
To say that conservative commentators have had it in for the Chevy Volt is putting it mildly. Rush Limbaugh labelled the Volt a terrible product, undeserving of its many car of the year awards. Fox News claimed that American taxpayers were subsidizing the Volt to the tune of $81,000 a copy. Right wing bloggers have labeled the Volt's "effective gas mileage" as 27 mpg. For some on the right, the Volt has become a hated, rolling symbol of union labor, environmental awareness and government interve
It's no surprise that right wingers, by and large, hate the Chevy Volt, but Media Matters has put together a truly amazing collection of clips of Fox host Neil Cavuto disparaging GM's plug-in car.
Plug In America's ad "Hype," which features beefcake Fabio, is making national headlines and the hunky book cover model appeared on Fox News with anchor Neil Cavuto to discuss the PSA and electromobility. As someone who never watches Fox News, it was a bit surprising to see an interviewer be this ignorant and biased, but whatever. Maybe that's par for the course over there.