Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is, well just take a look for yourself.  Here’s what the brainiacs at General Motors sent the premier EV car conference on the West Coast.

P1050244This one might actually get MORE than 230 mpg in the city seeing as how it has no doors, windows, seats, any interior, hood, roof, underbody or trunk.

At least GM sent this nifty printed banner explaining all about the new J1772 industry standard recarging plug
At least GM sent this nifty printed banner explaining all about the new J1772 industry standard recharging plug. They even had a real plug connected to their toy car on the exhibit hall.

You’ve just got to take it on faith from the OG who snuffed out their last electric effort with extreme prejudice and who have showed the good judgment to run their company into bankruptcy and to bring Bob the Putz Lutz (“Global warming is a crock of shit!”) back from the dead and back on board for one more round of Paula Abdul level-crazy soundbites on what he knows about the 21st century marketplace.

At least GM did a Disney display.  Ford and whatever it is they call Chrysler this week didn’t even bother to show up.  Luckily no one was really at Plug-In 2009 to hear the Three Car Stooges at this point, they don’t have any pleasant surprises in store for us.  But what did surprise this reporter was the absence of Honda, Toyota, BYD, and a lot of the other players listed on the Plug-In America car tracker.

Nissan’s Killer EV App, the Plug-In Car That Puts the Nail in GM’s Coffin

I have seen the future and it is a new car electric car from Nissan.

Nissan is about to drink GM’s milkshake with a breakthrough, affordable, next generation electric car that will be beat the Chevy Volt to market, cost half as much and work twice as well.  Plus it looks ten times cooler.

Check out the new Nissan Leaf on video: