GM Says You Can Put a Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt

Volt gun rack
It seems like each day the auto industry is becoming more and more mired in the frenzy of election-bid politics, especially with the Michigan primary fast approaching. Earlier this week, the Chevrolet Volt landed in the thick of it.

During a speech in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich raised a lot of eyebrows when he lambasted the Volt for its inability to hold a gun rack. Chevrolet executive Selim Bingol fired back this morning via GM's new blog, called BTW:

"Newt Gingrich has taken up saying that 'You can't put a gun rack on a Volt.' That's like saying 'You can't put training wheels on a Harley.' Actually, you can. But the real question is 'Why would you?' In both examples:

It looks weird,

It doesn't work very well, and

There are better places for gun racks and training wheels -- pickup trucks and little Schwinns, respectively.

Seriously, when is the last time you saw a gun rack in ANY sedan?"

During his speech, Gingrich also called the Volt an "interesting experimental car" and slammed it for being pricey. At the heart of Gingrich's message is his opposition to President Barack Obama's proposal to raise electric-car subsidies and the president's use of the auto bailout's success in his re-election campaign platform.

But experimental? Hardly. Cars.com bought a Volt last February. So far, we've put about 16,000 real-world miles on it. As far as adding a gun rack, we won't go there, but USA Today is reporting that one guy actually did. Watch both videos here:

 

Comments 

Peter

If you can't see a gun rack in a sedan, how do you know there aren't any? Or even that it's uncommon?

joey clamz

You'll need that gun, so that you can shoot yourself in the face after you realize what a horrible mistake you made buying a Chevy Volt. Chevette for the new millennium...

Josh

Honestly there shouldn't be anything wrong with a gun rack in a Volt. As long as it is holding a hi powered stun gun or death ray it would be more than appropriate.

Brandon

Pandering by an idiotic candidate. It's an insult to people he's trying to win over more than anything.

don


GM screwed its dealers and bond holders, pandered to the union, and has a car no one will buy, even with an $8,000 credit. I will never again buy a government motors car.

Eric

Facepalm. We would so much further ahead if we would embrace reasonable cars that got 30 to 40 mpg. They exist right now!!! But they are not "green" in some minds a Escalade Hybrid is "greener" than a Escort normal drivetrain .

Donnie

I agree with Brandon, it's nothing more than pandering to the low information voter base that is his only hope for the nomination. It's no surprise that he said that in Georgia [LOL], I live in Alabama so trust me I know what I am talking about.

DH

The real question is what someone smart enough to own a couple fine hunting rifles is doing amongst the morons buying the Volt.

DS

Our city recently built a new coal burning power plant to generate enough electricity to charge up the new electric cars driven by the dolts around here.

g

@joey clamz
true...true...

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