26 Aug '14, 12pm

Are the EPA's MPGe ratings hurting EV sales?

The problem isn't customers, it's the salespeople. MPGe is a tool to give you an idea of what you can expect just like MPG on a gas car. If you drive with lead footed abandon then you're going to get a lot less than the MPG. If you drive with careful efficiency then you get a lot more. It takes a knowledgeable salesperson to explain how the car works and whether it would be advantageous for your driving needs. That is why I know for certain that a lot of GM salespeople aren't doing a good job selling the Volt. It should be a no brainer sale to a whole lot of buyers. Instead the numbers are lackluster. You have to blame GM management for that. A well trained salesperson would know how to sell the car. It has incredible customer satisfaction ratings. So the fact that sales are low says that GM has not trained their salespeople how to sell the car. It's looking like European ...

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EV Supercar Maker Renovo Wants To Be Like Tesla, Not Fisker

EV Supercar Maker Renovo Wants To Be Like Tesla...

hybridcars.com 26 Aug '14, 1pm

A pair of ex-Silicon Valley tech workers are aiming for the proverbial stars with the Renovo Motors Coupe . But don’t be c...