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I think it is basically an award for the best PR campaign for a new model.

And I'm sick of hearing about how it is an Electric Car. All the adds I see say it is a new kind of electric car. Total and complete BS. All it is, is a new hybrid. And not even a series hybrid at that, its a parallel.
 

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I heard a canadian reporter the other night refer to as - and I quote "an all electric car". It was mainly a story about the wonderful bounce back from bankruptcy and the IPO.

*face palm*
 
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Tis amazing how they have to buy the award for a vehicle that is not available as yet. I agree, Car of the year should be given from public feedback for vehicles driven for at minimum of one year and not some PR crap or mule car for some company. It should only be given by public feed back and only from those who actually have driven it for the entire year. Otherwise it is just bogus bull crap.
 

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I think it is basically an award for the best PR campaign for a new model.

And I'm sick of hearing about how it is an Electric Car. All the adds I see say it is a new kind of electric car. Total and complete BS. All it is, is a new hybrid. And not even a series hybrid at that, its a parallel.
Really? I thought it was a series hybrid?????
 

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Really? I thought it was a series hybrid?????
No its not. Thats what I thought. They payed careful attention to making sure we wouldn't find out about the fancy planetary gear set that connects the engine to the rest of the drive train. As I have heard it, it comes on at higher freeway speeds to take the load off the electric motor.
 

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No its not. Thats what I thought. They payed careful attention to making sure we wouldn't find out about the fancy planetary gear set that connects the engine to the rest of the drive train. As I have heard it, it comes on at higher freeway speeds to take the load off the electric motor.
What a load of crap! Man... not that I followed it or anything...but the hyp was all about being series..... bunch of crap...
 

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Really? I thought it was a series hybrid?????
Even when the concept still called for a series hybrid configuration with a full time decoupled ICE crankshaft, GM was going through great pains to train automotive journalists into calling it a "range extended electric vehicle". Of course this is the same company that sent out a memo to management asking them to drop the casual term "chevy" and use the more proper "chevrolet". I think they live in a glass palace.

And just think guys - WE are paying them.
 

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Hope and Change! The mantra works.

All you have to do is promise hope and change and you get the Nobel Peace prize and the Green car of the year award.

We live in a world where facts can no longer be distinguished from fantasies.

Woe is us!
 
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