(Deceased) Elephant in the Room

Here, friends, is a photo of the 375-pound battery-pack for the allegedly forthcoming Chevy Volt, which will allegedly boast a driving range of a whopping 40 (yes, 40, four-zero) miles:

20 gallons of gasoline, by the way, weighs about 125 pounds, so this photo confirms that, after decades of intensive research, the best battery our transportation-dictating corporate overclass can come up with still weighs three times more than the onboard fuel it would theoretically replace, and, for all that, will carry you roughly one-tenth as far as an average current motor vehicle.

For those interested in more details, see this post on our new sister blog, Death by Car.