Morning Briefing March 5
March 5th, 2012
07:37 AM ET

Morning Briefing March 5

The 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

* Elections favor Ayatollah allies, blow to president and his office (NYT)

* Republican dysfunction exhibit A: highways (Politico)

* Gas prices climb again, topping $3.76 (CNNMoney)

*Al Qaeda blamed for attack in Yemen (WSJ)

*Holder expected to explain rationale for killing U.S. citizens abroad (WashPost)


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  1. Steveo

    Nobody talking about Chevy "Temporarily" halting production on the Volt? Nobody talking about 1300 folks that will "temporarily" be laid off? The reason per Chevy, too much inventory. Folks don't seem to be interested in it! Lots of battery issues! Even with the government backed rebates, there has been little interest! Why has CNN been quiet on this?

    Why are we hearing much about issues with the Volt and really nothing about the Nissan Leaf? Is the government pushing this faster than it needs to go?

    Any ADULT ideas anybody? Emphasis on ADULT!

    March 5, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  2. Lefty

    Steveo the Volt was obviously rushed into production. I don't know why they don't integrate some large storage capacitors in with the batteries and reduce the number needed. Why not also take advantage of the moving parts and constanly recharge? They really ought to be able to build a vehicle that rarley if ever needs to be plugged in. They don't even take advantage of all that kinetic energy. Oh well, maybe the Stanley Steamer will make a comeback. There are also a few cars that use nothing but compressed air however there's still plenty of issues with those as well.

    March 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  3. Steveo

    Lefty,

    Thank you for the response. Some cars do actually take advantage of moving parts to recharge the battery. I just think, as you do, there was too big of a rush! I have no doubt that green will eventually mature and when that happpens, the market will migrate to it. an over abundance of external pressures are going to cause more set backs. Funny thing, though, the Leaf is 100% electric and the Volt is really a hybrid as it has a gasoline engine. Hybrid technology is fairly mature! Anyway, thanks again, Lefty!

    March 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm |