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    Myths

    LIE: Chevy Volt batteries are unsafe

    TRUTH: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the Volt’s battery is as safe as any other car’s

    LIE: Snowstorms prove global warming does not exist

    TRUTH: Snowstorms do not affect the overall trend of global warming

    LIE: Batteries in electric cars are an environmental hazard

    TRUTH: Electric-car batteries can be recycled

    LIE: Electric car subsidies benefit only the rich

    TRUTH: Federal tax credits make electric cars affordable for the middle class

    LIE: Electric vehicles are a threat to the power grid

    TRUTH: Studies have found the power grid can accommodate plug-in vehicles

    LIE: Each Volt cost taxpayers more than $250,000 in subsidies

    TRUTH: Oversimplified math can make federal subsidies for the Volt seem expensive

    LIE: There is no consensus on global warming because more than 30,000 scientists signed a petition against the Kyoto Protocol

    TRUTH: There are questions about the validity of the signatures on the “Oregon Petition”