29 Feb '12, 5pm

Debunking the Pile of Lies in the 'Obama Volt' Video

Let's Debunk that Piece of Crap The video above, no doubt produced by some Super-PAC or other*, has been making the rounds lately. The average political ad is pretty bad, but this one is especially disgusting because it contains a large quantity of lies and misinformation and further politicizes a technology that should be apolitical (why should burning less expensive oil be a partisan thing?).The video uses GM promo footage and a narrator and captions provides the BS. Let's debunk the main points: The Volt Catches Fire? Yes, like with all gasoline or diesel cars, it's possible to make the Volt catch fire. The NHTSA has made it happen a couple of times in very specific crash tests. Its conclusion is that "based on the available data, NHTSA does not believe that Chevy Volts or other electric vehicles pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered vehicles. Generally all ...

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