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Old 01-01-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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The Electric Car Conspiracy ... that never was

Unfortunately the article is kinda long...

but I like this author
check it out. Basically it boils down to: The movie Who Killed the Electric Car? which mercilessly hammers on GM for cancelling the EV1 is a load of crap. Something I happen to agree with:

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What a pity that Paine's film prefers Hollywood hyperbole and conspiracy theory to explaining the chemistry and physics of different means of propulsion.Emotional feelings shouldn't substitute for engineering fact. ®
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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Totally, I read a couple articles that state the same information. Leave it to the media…
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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Lets see,
the public didn't want the EV1
the government didn't mandate that electric vehicles were to be built
none of the other automakers even tried (to the best of my knowledge)
GM lost money on the experiment (i think)

Thats why the electric car died. So if you have something that you are losing money on, that nobody wants, and you don't need to make why would you continue? Not sure why they crushed them all though . . .
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:30 PM   #4
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So nobody could steal the tech. A patent is only good for 20 years......
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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I remember watching that on TV a few months ago..
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