Because real liberals don't understand the concept of helping your nations economy by buying products made by companies in that nation.
Another reason liberals hate the Chevy Volt and the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, GM is a big evil AMERICAN corporation, while Toyota is a weak FOREIGN corporation that has been bullied by American corporations for years.
I know, it sickens me to think that people slam the Volt beause it's by GM yet praise the Prius because it's from Toyota, and praise the Tesla because it's not GM.
The Volt will be a revolutionary car. It's an all electric powertrain, meaning, power to the wheels always comes from the electric motor. It can go much further, up to 360 miles with the range extender, or just about what you'd get from any other car with a 15 gallon tank nowadays. And once you hit that 360ish mark, you have to plug it in right? Wrong, just fill up the gas tank for the range extender (this only charges the batteries, it doesn't run the wheels), which will be anywhere from 8 gallons to 12 gallons. So a fill-up at say $5.00 a gallon will cost anywhere from $40 to 60$ for every 360 mile trip you make. If you were to go from Riverside, CA to Chicago, IL (2000 mi roughly) that turns into about $330 for the gas on your trip, and thats with gas at $5.00 a gallon.
Now the people who buy these cars probably aren't going to spend their whole lives driving cross country, odds are they might put maybe 300 miles on the car in a week or so, but in that span, they will be charging the car every night anyway. So odds are, one of the biggest hurdles that will face the Volt will be how to keep the gasoline in the tank from going bad, because under normal city and commuting use, you might not ever actually drive far enough to necessitate the use of the range extender.
I can't wait for this car to come out, now me being fresh out of college, I'm probably not going to be able to afford one for quite sometime, maybe I'll be able to buy a used 2010 model in 2013, but I do believe this car will jumpstart the electric car age.
Unlike with the EV1, he technology is now viable, and more importantly reliable to a point where GM can consider creating a model for use by the masses.
However, the Liberals will do anything they can to discredit GM, they don't want GM to succeed because to them GM is evil. This is why these green groups couldn't see past the breakthrough with the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. Although 20mpg might not sound like much, for a full size SUV with 300+ horsepower and a V-8 that's actually one hell of a breakthrough. They're just blinded by their hate for anything GM Corporate. And this is still the case with the Chevy Volt.
GM will prove them wrong, and it will see better days even before the launch of the Chevy Volt. Just look at the upcoming Chevy Cruze, non-hybrid, estimated mileage of 40mpg
Big supporter of GM's plan of Gas Friendly to Gas Free