24 Feb '12, 7pm

Snopes: Chevy Volt chain email is verifiably false

"Nonsensical," "unrealistic" and "not reflective of current norms." Those are just some of the words that Snopes uses to describe some of the "facts" that can be found in a spam email that is circulating about how absolutely awful the Chevrolet Volt is. Using a recent and flawed Fox News "review" of the Volt as a starting point, the email claims that the Volt costs 74 cents a mile to drive and takes 14.5 hours to go 270 miles. This is based on the crazy ideas that someone is paying $1.16 per kWh for their electricity and that you need to fill up the battery when you fill up the gas tank. Regular readers will note instantly that somethings fishy there, but chain emails don't exactly work on the educated, which is why Snopes does its debunking. The email must be penetrating deeply into people's inboxes, since GM felt the need to put up its own demystification post on Chevrol...

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