Daily Caller--Meet the Roberts electric car. Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge — exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt — the much-touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called “not a step forward, but a leap forward.”
The executives at Chevrolet can rest easy for now. Since the Roberts was constructed in an age before Henry Ford’s mass production, the 115-year-old electric car is one of a kind.
But don’t let the car’s 115 years let you think it isn’t tough: It’s present-day owner, who prefers not to be named, told The Daily Caller it still runs like a charm, and has even completed the roughly 60-mile London to Brighton Vintage Car Race.
So, a 115 year old electric car gets the same mileage per charge that the Chevy Volt gets. What a "leap foward!" Trying to use that technology to advance our civilization that was thought of when we had water wheel driven millstones and used the sun to dry our clothes and a fireplace to heat our stone houses.
The morons that bought and drive a Volt must be beaming....