Tonight's edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto featured a segment on proposed legislation that would allocate billions of dollars in funding to the development of alternative-fuel cars. Cavuto and his guest, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Chris Horner, took the news as an opportunity to attack Fox News' least favorite American-made car, the Chevy Volt. Horner, who has never let facts get in the way of his contempt for efforts to curb climate change, said "the market will not allow the Volt to survive," while Cavuto called the car "risky" because people might forget to plug it in:
CAVUTO: Well, I always look at this as, any car you have to plug in is risky, because I could just picture couples -- I don't mean to be, you know, saying that this is something that could lead to divorce -- but could you imagine, they get up in the morning, "I thought you plugged it in honey." "No, I thought you plugged it in, honey." I mean, that's a disaster in the making.
Cavuto suggested that if you forget to plug in your Volt, you can't go anywhere, revealing that he doesn't understand the vehicle that he is attacking. As GM explains:
When the battery's energy is depleted, a gasoline-or biofuel-powered generator seamlessly provides electricity to power Volt while sustaining the charge of the battery. This extends the range of the Volt for several hundred additional miles, until the battery can be recharged or until additional fuel is added.