Rep. Mike Kelly Discusses Chevy Volt on Fox Business Network

Rep. Mike Kelly Discusses Chevy Volt on Fox Business Network
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DSC800 says:

Mike Kelly, who owns a Chevy dealership, doesn’t like the Volt because he
can’t make money on service or warranty repairs. In 100k miles his
dealership gets to 1. rotate tires and 2. do a couple of oil changes.
Otherwise there is no maintenance and the reliability is tops.

consolemaster says:

Wow! Two years later, and the Volt has been outselling all the other EVs,
PEV, EREV, that already existed. Heck, I even got one for myself. The drive
is so nice, and haven’t used the gasoline engine yet. Driving all in EV
mode for about 6000 miles thus far. Only time I used gas was when I drove
it from the dealership. Lifetime gas consumption is about 3.6 gallons. So
many ill-informed people out there. And, if you can afford a big oil car
like the BMW x3 or whatever, you can afford a Volt if you wanted to. It’s
greener than all other cars as EV has less maintenance and mechanical
problems than gas cars due to it’s gasoline engine being rarely used.
Anyone seen or know how the EV drive train works? It’s just a large coil
that creates a magnetic field that rotates a drum. Less loss in energy from
heat compared to gasoline cars. 

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner You know how much Devon E spent on “Jack2”? How about $80M
rent for the rig (yearly), $20M for crew and engineers, $35M for satillite
links, $90M for every well head drilling (there are now 50 ERD wellheads
producing from Jack2), plus $1.5B for each of the 5 submarine pumpers.
That’s $12B direct cost and $135M annual for a rig producing only 230K BPD
of oil. Or how about Exxon’s Sakhalyn I that cost $15B with a 115K BPD
production rate? Why don’t you give the oil companies a break.

Richard Joash Tan says:

@ladylordess you ARE a turkey!! and a Bullshit!!

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner You want the opportunity to purchase a vehicle that has great
fuel economy and produces lower emissions (including reduced CO2) far
longer than anything you can buy now? That’s easy to fix, either eliminate
the EPA from any jurisdiction over “mobil” emissions or you fire everyone
there and start over with scientist/engineers that know what they’re doing.
Of course you’ll have to also vote out every congressman that thinks the
current EPA is doing a good job, because they’re not.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner Rep Kelly is only pointing out that vehicles like the Volt,
that are being forced onto the market using taxpayer money, is “wrong” and
is very unAmerican. Do you know that virtually every car manufacturer have
vehicles right now that get extraordinary fuel economy and performance,
with lower CO2 emissions than the Volt, but they’re not allowed to sell
them here in America!!! How about a Ford Focus that gets 75 mpg? Sound
okay? Can’t buy it here because of arcaic EPA regs.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner I personally have no problem if a company wants to experiment
with new technology, in fact I support that, but the Volt is not the
answer. It is merely a feel good car for a small group of individuals that
have no concept of reality. Electric cars and Electric/ReGen cars (like the
Volt) are not the answer to our future in Transportation. As long as they
are built in small numbers, they really won’t have much negative effect on
the environment, but in high numbers they are a problem.

BearFlight says:

Gee, you want to have someone fired for telling the truth(?). Auto
dealerships are in the business to sell and service vehicles for a profit,
the Volt is a lost leader vehicle. Do I think its a good idea, of course,
but don’t yell at the messager for telling the truth. In the Volt’s first
year (2011) they sold less than 10,000 units, while Ford sold 68,000 Edsels
their first year (1958)! Ford is introducing their E/Hybrid this year and
it goes 120 miles on the battery alone.

gotchocolatemilk3 says:

@ladylordess GM has repaid its loans. The remaining $22 billion or so that
GM “owes” the taxpayer is represented by the roughly 20% of GM that the
taxpayer OWNS. You will get the rest of your money when the government
sells its remaining share. And even if it is not enough to cover it all it
will still be way less than what the unemployment checks alone would have
been.

ladylordess says:

@RichardJoash Even though you were unable to prove it: Do you feel better
about yourself now? ROTFLMAO @u

Nehemiah Spencer says:

Kelly appears to be intentionally misleading. Why does he not even mention
the billions in oil subsidies (Google it) if he is concerned about the
comparatively small tax credit for buying the Volt. Also of note, even
coal-sourced electricity supports the US economy whereas in the BEST case
scenario gasoline is at least partly sourced from radical terrorist
nations. Kelly should be ashamed of himself: he is making lots of broad
statements but not basing them on facts.

ladylordess says:

@gotchocolatemilk3 GM has NOT repaid it’s loan. Just because they run
dishonest commercials on television saying that they did, gullible people
like you believe it!!! What you suggest is NOT repayment of loan!!!! GM is
a failed company that has NOT changed the way it does business, therefore
will need to borrow again.

jethorse2 says:

This has nothing to do with this video, but i am from NJ- and i wanted to
APPLAUD con.Kelly on the hearing with the tarp/gm today, 7/11- WAY TO GO- i
tried to send an email but im out of the district, but he gave them an
earful over screwing the non union workers, good for him– its about time
someone kicked the GM in the ass for screwing over non union people

lilgman191 says:

@ladylordess GM a failed company? Look up the most successful auto company
in the world. Look up the best selling auto company in the world. Look up
the most successful auto company of all time and who do you find?

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner The Apollo program was the result of the accumulation of
unknown technologies that were developed by private industry at the
taxpayers expense, which has returned all of the original investment many
times over in the private sector. You’re today posting on this youtube
forum only because of the Apollo program and because of the oil industry.
Its estimated that over 100 to 110 million jobs were created over the last
40 years directly because of Apollo. Was it worth it, yeah, it was.

shadowy m says:

If he is so unhappy why doesn’t he sell his dealership to someone who
agrees more with what GM is doing? Better yet, why doesn’t GM revoke his
dealership?

ladylordess says:

@RichardJoash rotflmao. Tell that to the free market. No one is BUYING it,
other than the government!!

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner What gets lost in a forum like this, is that you don’t realize
that as far as the concept of electric cars or electric/re-gen vehicles
like the Volt, you and I agree 100%. Do I think the manufacturers should
continue with the concept(?), yes absolutely, but keep the government out
of it, they just screw it up and all of the complaints about the Volt are
only valid, because the private sector was kept out of the loop and the
Volt, unfortunately, will ultimately fail because of that.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner Ever wonder “who” are the actual owners of “Big Oil”? The
largest single investment group (27%) into the big oil companies (top 10)
are the investment pension groups representing the US Teacher’s Union,
that’s who! Do you know what % of the world’s oil reserves are controlled
by the oil companies(?) 5.9%, the remaining 94.1% is controlled by
governments, not the oil companies. Once we get a new congress and a new
president and start drilling here, oil prices will drop like a rock.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconnor The Chevy Volt is an unquestionable disaster and yes, if some
people want to buy one fine, but not on my dime as an American taxpayer.
Now that it is out of production due to failing sales, well, that’s even
better. It only took 18 months to sell 6,300 of the 9,300 they built. Do
you know how many Edsels Ford sold their first year of production (1959)?
65,000, that’s how many and that car is the automotive “icon” of failure.
Guess we have a new “icon” to replace the Edsel, LOL!!!

lilgman191 says:

This guy and fox news are at it again? More and more lies about the car it
a know fact the the Government did not tell GM to build this car it was Bob
lutz and republicain who used to be a executive for GM did.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner The “ONLY” longterm fuel that will be truly efficient and near
zero emissions (and can eventually be available in very high volumes) is LH
(Liquid Hydrogen). In the meantime, gasoline and diesel fuels (especially
if both the EPA and CARB were closed and the US adopted Euro Union
standards) are plentiful and if we could access our own resources on oil,
we could get the price of gasoline down to $2.50 a gal within a year and
easily roll over 90% of vehicles to LH in 3 or 4 decades.

lilgman191 says:

@ladylordess lol I know what I’m talking about and know that you get your
information from Fox news and Limbaugh. Everything to say or mention can be
found with a simple search from Fox news or Limbaugh word for word. This
alone prove you are misinformed. Gm was giving a “loan “originally” and it
was paid back they profit earning proves they had the money to pay it back
in full. So me where they used the US stake to pay off the loan? Show me GM
“books” you speak of? Prove it?

ladylordess says:

@lilgman191 GM = Failure. A successful company does not need to file
bankruptcy and borrow money and lie about repaying it, by moving it around
on the books. Tell the bondholders how “successful” GM was? They were
fucked hard! GM propaganda is not success when you look at the ACTUAL
numbers. Stay in dreamland, you will be happier, until you fall out of bed
anyhow.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner Goggle “Ford UK” or “Toyota UK” or who ever and check out the
cars and trucks available to the rest of the world that they can’t sell
here, just because they run on EUD fuel. How about the Ford Mondeo
(European Ford Taurus) that has better performance than the US Taurus
(Mondeo) yet gets 65 mpg as compared to 28 mpg for the US version. EUD fuel
is EuroUnion Diesel by the way. Don’t confuse it with the US version of
Diesel as EUD is extraordinarily clean and efficient fuel.

MORE Racing says:

fox news is full of nuts.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner One of my “favorite” political sound bites are when the
current administration and/or congressional members talk of passing new
CAFE regs requiring 35 mpg standards. What a laugh! Considering the price
of fuel at $4 a gallon, don’t you think the manufacturers would jump at the
opportunity to offer a product that consumers wanted? Oh, wait, they
already have vehicles that exceed 50 mpg, they just can’t sell them here
because of arbitrary and antiquated EPA regulations.

lilgman191 says:

@ladylordess Do some research GM paid back it loans. You mad because GM is
a successful company since bankruptcy they have been the best automaker
then and now. I’m not the one dreaming but get over it, Gm will continue to
make great cars and sell more than anyone then you will wake up every
morning and look in the mirror and you are the same hater you always been,
nothing better to do than to hate on a company that not even thinking about
you because it make you feel good.

lilgman191 says:

@ladylordess Government buying volt show me where the government bought a
volt, stop listening to fox news it creating more and more stupid
Americans.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner If we here in the US can convert 90% of our ground
transportation vehicles over to LH within the next 30 or 40 years, our own
oil reserves will last 680 to 700 years and that is the facts, there is no
arguing that point my friend. Did you know that we have “officially” 130+
Billion barrels in conventional and 2.2 Trillion barrels of oil in
non-conventional resources? Alaska alone has 110 Billion barrels (probably
a lot more, especially considering the ANWR Coastal Plain).

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner Also, anytime you hear a politician claim that the US only has
2%-3% of the world’s known oil reserves (such as President Obama has stated
recently), you had better vote for someone else, because they’re “lying”
and they know it! Between Canada and the USA, we have 70%+ of the world’s
known oil reserves, that’s 20 times as much as Saudi Arabia. Think I’m
wrong(?), just check with the EIA, API, USGS, DOE, or any other agency you
wish. We (USA) have enough oil to last over 200 years.

ladylordess says:

@lilgman191 I get my intel from investment houses. You get your intel in an
email and you parrot what you are told to like a good union boy!!! Now go
and do research and you will find the truth. OR you can keep your blinders
on and pretend. That does seem to suit you best!!!! Prove you are NOT an
idiot!!! I dare you! Happy Thanksgiving, Turkey!!

tableround says:

All I can say: I love my Volt. 1800 miles and I’ve paid nothing for
gasoline. Coal? Mine is wind and nuclear powered. Oh, and the power company
actually rewards me because I charge at night when there is so much power
still (still) going through the lines they have to use equipment to use it
up otherwise it overloads the lines: I pay $0.06/KWh. I drove 66 miles the
other day for only $0.60 (electric). Had I used a Prius = $5.46 (gasoline).

ladylordess says:

Chevy Volt. The modern day Edsel that the taxpayer has to pay for without
any benefit.

Richard Joash Tan says:

You’re all bullshit and so is senator Kelly. The Volt is the best car
despite the sales.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner You miss the point completely. Ford, Nissan, Toyota, etc.
These are all private companies, they can do and spend their money how ever
they want, but GM was bailed out (actually GM wasn’t bailed out, the UAW
was) with my tax dollars and thats the problem. Do I think “electric” cars
are a good idea, sure why not, but we’ve got to get the government to STOP
using our money on projects that should stay in the private sector.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner Innovation and invention, that’s American and I’m all for it,
but we’ve got to get the government to STOP spending our money on this and
these kinds of projects. That’s what I meant by “unAmerican”. In the video
above, there is not one thing they say that isn’t true, you may not like
hearing the truth, but there it is. In 1898-1902 Dr. Langley received
$73,000 from the government to build an airplane, it didn’t work. The
Wrights spent $1,284 of their own money and theirs flew.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner As far as the “Volt” and Rep Mike Kelly, well, there is
something you just don’t understand. Rep Kelly is a Chevrolet dealer and he
and his dealership can only stay in business when they sell and maintain a
product for a profit. What does Rep Kelly do with his profit, well he
provides jobs for at least 100 individuals and their families. You consider
the extra costs, to the dealership, in special tools and training for his
employees, they will never show a profit with the Volt.

BearFlight says:

@davyoconner I have an interesting question for you, do you know who
invented and holds the patents on the Ion-Lithium battery used in the Volt
and all of the new electric cars coming out and is the current leading US
company in advanced battery research? Exxon/Mobil, that’s who! Did you know
that over the last 10 years, BP, Exxon, and Chevron have invested
(combined) over $1.5B in “algae” research for syn fuel production? Did you
know that all recovered oil today is just fossilized “algae”?

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