According to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, every Chevrolet Volt sold costs taxpayers up to $250,000. The analysis examines the various subsidies to companies at different points in production, but does not include the fact that 26% of General Motors is still owned by the federal government. With the amount of Volts sold to date, American taxpayers have doled out as much as $3 billion in subsidies for the car.


Not to mention that the very first electric cars had similar range to the Chevy Volt. Many of the first electric cars at the turn of the century had 30-50 mile ranges.

A real innovation, this Chevy Volt.