Eric Bolling test drives Chevy Volt
'The Five' gives their take on the electric car
- Duration 6:06
- Date Feb 2, 2012
'The Five' gives their take on the electric car
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-- 112 hours.
I've gone a -- and on eighteen.
So I got a call from General Motors a couple of weeks ago and they said they'd noticed I was hard on their electric car the Chevy Volt on -- And asked -- -- -- meet with them on so I agreed and during the meeting I explained that the issues I have with the car first GM took.
Fifty billion dollars in our taxpayer money in bailouts UAW is put in front of investors -- GM Seve 500 dollar credit for buying a car.
All reasons I couldn't find it in my heart to be positive on the -- They told me how proud of the car they were my view I'm a shareholder so I would loved to have been sold on the car so I offered him a deal I said let me drive the volt for week.
I'll keep an open mind about it.
But after two nights are charging the ball for twelve hours old charge the car ran out of electricity.
I kid you not in the Lincoln Tunnel both mornings.
On my way to work watch.
-- -- -- So I don't have less than twenty miles from work GPS says that it eighteen point eight miles and two or three miles -- -- Dunkin' Donuts stopped and the car on -- -- charged it's only about 25 miles mind you.
That car list with 46500.
Bucks it's loaded with taxpayer subsidies and offered with a taxpayer -- you guys on -- wild game you know I.
I think you're you're one of those tail gators right I can provoke driving in Cabrera trying to video I literally video on it that in the tunnel.
At the just -- back -- First they threw into the tunnel it's switched over.
From electric to gas -- of no way at each fully charge it again saying he happen -- I videotape that second time Murakami won 25 miles -- -- charged.
Bucks and billions it's a dollars in taxpayer subsidies loans into the company.
Keep he's -- -- -- -- that -- not to pull the plug on the ball.
Well I've gotten terrible publicity including that little bit from you that looks -- look at me like you know that taxi -- diary thing I was bigger.
Back to -- -- -- not -- it's exciting I think you're excited Eric's car mister macho but look.
I gotta tell you something if you're telling me that's that's evidence that we should not invest in any Green energy in the United States.
In fact Nissan and their -- is outselling -- the -- and guess what all these other countries they're looking for a sustainable ways.
Alternatives to oil based economy -- -- a good thing.
It's easy to outsell -- when -- sold 600 exactly and it.
Basically this out there operate the ball on the girl scout cookie model of selling.
You -- Girl Scout -- not because of the cookies.
But to help the Girl Scouts so they assume that you are buying the bolts to help the environment the planet not that it's actually a good product I am gonna have to disagree.
It's not a -- I love us -- and millions of.
That we actually do the catalogs.
And we talk about -- the difference between Nissan doing it and the GM group doing it when we've given them but yeah dollar.
-- cut and his major point which is that.
You wouldn't care if a company a private company want apps let -- money into new car and it wasn't with taxpayer dollars you wouldn't mind.
We understand that there's risks involved in everything but.
And by car for 47000 dollars and it's -- and yeah.
I choices on the market it's not as if there aren't other -- -- How you get that pretty let me follow -- and I -- -- roller skate backwards in the Lincoln Tunnel the drive that thing and break out and what -- yet.
And that's what gave him a ball I.
I can you say door well.
The apple all I like what worked out then you might have become a climber and you would have loved the ball and promoting.
Yeah yeah yeah they did -- -- Erratic I want to talk about something that's why would you put a car out that -- twenty opponent electric car and get it gets 25 miles who.
I can't tell you how -- -- are very right how -- is -- another car going to -- -- -- trumpeted its long cord can look at into the side.
Plug it into the wall that first -- Obama went well what I ace Roger Brady and I'm worried I'm gonna get electrocuted when I -- -- -- I drove a hybrid for awhile but what -- would do is in certain types of traffic it would have beat the electrical part going and then of course in other parts than that motor that gas powered part would click again.
And it's -- -- that runs your electricity down does everything -- and without the appropriate amount of distance that you were supposed to cover.
-- -- -- -- How's that they're getting kind of what about the so the whole Green in the industry 600 of these cars were sold.
Which my guess is the majority were sold to people who believe in the environment it's a self perpetuating hoax it's like when drug -- become drug counselors.
And gang members become -- counselors.
You look at that worked at a Green job training they only got one out of every ten job you know done and it was it.
I don't think there's some good to be said about saving money on gas and using last dance is the fact I saw that I.
What -- got to get it let me tell you 25 miles to the full electric charge -- surrogate there's ten gallons in that thing yeah.
-- it's about 240 miles 250 miles -- to get the total all in if you average electric and gas you're getting about thirty miles a gallon there.
How much -- your electricity bill go up they send a dollar -- -- night.
He's saying what's your incentive to buy something when I -- actually I'm -- -- -- -- -- He's scary list that I -- they keep this stuff in this building it and not tell you any of -- it a lot of I read it pretty -- coming at you that but I have -- So important.
And gets up with a sporting events and.
You know what do you carry any of the thing I -- -- -- I don't love this I honestly I don't mind you know I don't -- them.
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