If any of you out there has thought Chevy Volt is too expensive in the US at $39,145, you need to know what it costs in China. GM’s halo car is ready to hit the market of eight cities in China for an asking price of RMB 498,000 (around $78,276).
It almost means that you can buy two Chevy Volts in the US with the money you would have to invest for one in the People’s Republic of China. And, this is regardless of the tax incentives and other offers.
But GM still hopes to lure the eco-enthusiast buyers in the eight cities in China – Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Foshan – with the special V+ club feature, that grands access to the one-on-one 24-hour hotline service. It also sends out invitations to “a series of member activities that match their eco-friendly lifestyles.”
With China reputed for erecting at the least one coal-fired power plant per month, we are not impressed much with the range of plug-in automobiles they have.
Authorities may have said that they are cleaner by any standards. But, we cannot undermine the fact that they are burning a lot of coal too.