Thank God the government is there to spend your money on the things that the private sector is too smart to consider:

President Barack Obama celebrated the opening of an advanced battery plant in Michigan on Monday as a critical boost for hybrid and electric cars — and a success for his administration’s economic stimulus program.
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Despite the fanfare, the battery industry faces many hurdles. Gas-electric hybrid vehicles represent about 1 percent of new vehicle sales, and many plug-in hybrids and battery electric cars are just entering the market.

Costs are high. The government has estimated that a battery with a 100-mile range costs about $33,000, although stimulus money could bring that down to $10,000 by the end of 2015.

You see how far Obama (and the country) has fallen when he’s lauding a $33,000 battery as “success.”

“Let’s see, I can get that electric can battery, or I can buy 11,500 gallons of gas for my truck.”

(h/t Gateway Pundit)

Comments

8 Responses to “Obama’s Low-Cost Electric Car Batteries, Green Job Style”

  1. Steve Edwards on September 13th, 2010 5:55 pm

    Green HA!!!!
    At the current price of diesel fuel here in AK I am able to drive my 1999 Ford F-350 pickup 148,000 miles over a 12 year period for the same amount and provide carbon the plants can use.

  2. Joyanna Adams on September 13th, 2010 5:56 pm

    Not to mention….McDonalds will have to start building hook-ups for cars at lunch to recharge.

  3. SignPainterGuy on September 13th, 2010 7:06 pm

    Nowhere in my Oxford English Dictionary is GREEN defined, described or equated with MORE EXPENSIVE , but the "greenies" seem unable to come up with anything eco-smart that isn`t !!!?

  4. Clu Seatoe on September 14th, 2010 12:07 am

    Seems to me that I had heard that this battery plant in Michigan is owned by the Chi-Coms or something.

    Yea, Pres. You keep sending our cash to the Chi-Coms and we'll vote you back in.

    What an ass!

    It's gonna take a long time to get the stench of cigarettes out of the Oval Office.

  5. SignPainterGuy on September 14th, 2010 3:53 am

    Did they store the old rug, or will we have to buy a whole new one – with accurate quotes, maybe ?!!

  6. Michelle Malkin » Stimulus Gets High Marks, According to Report Overseen By (wait for it)… Joe Biden on October 1st, 2010 5:51 pm

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  7. ElectrEng on December 2nd, 2010 2:29 am

    Let's not be short sighted. Obviously a technology that is just hitting the market is going to be expensive at first- there is still more R&D to be done on the design of such batteries, and an initial investment must be made. Furthermore, they are making relatively small numbers of such batteries, and thus the cost of each is going to be higher until they gain hold of a larger market share. The benefits lie in the long run. If you're so worried about the "Chi-Coms" perhaps you should think a little bit about where all the money you're spending on gasoline is going- the majority of it sure as hell isn't staying within our borders. Perhaps you should use your mind for a moment instead of speaking out in such a reactionary fashion.

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