Colorado Republican congressional candidate Joe Coors bucks the trend in a new campaign commercial, which was filmed inside his Volt.
Are there actually Republicans who are in favor of plug-in vehicles? Well, Bob Lutz, the conservative GM exec who oversaw the development of the Volt, and President George W Bush, who signed the federal plug-in tax credit into law, come to mind. But more recently, opposition to EVs seems to be a solid plank in the party’s platform. Governor Romney mentioned Fisker and Tesla in last week’s presidential debate, and not in admiration. Attitudes towards the Chevy Volt among most Fox News commentators range from ridicule to visceral hatred.