Posted by Dale Buss on May 12, 2011 03:00 PM
Of course it isn't. But some automotive bloggers have gotten exercised in recent days under the false idea that sales of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range hybrid – really, a type of electric car – aren’t going anywhere and that General Motors doesn’t care about it.
Remember the conspiracy theories and angst that followed the demise of GM’s first all-electric car, the EV1, over a decade ago and resulted in the production of a documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? (Actress Alexandra Paul, who appeared in that doc, has been helping Chevy plug the Volt, including asking Volt owners to help craft their own car manual, below.)
Well, consider this tempest in a teapot as a distant echo of that concern.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on December 3, 2010 10:45 AM
Former "Baywatch Babe" Alexandra Paul criticized General Motors for not doing enough to spur electric cars in the US in the 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? — a documentary specificially about GM "killing the electric car."
In that film, the actress was shown being arrested along with other protesters who attempted to block GM car carriers taking the remaining EV1s, GM's first-generation electric car that led to the Chevrolet Volt, to be crushed.
Now she's helping plug the Volt, which she calls "an amazing piece of machinery" and "more advanced than what any other car company in the world is doing." She says she believes in second chances, and likes how GM has turned around to embrace EVs with the Volt. High praise indeed.Continue reading...