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Date:         Fri, 9 Oct 2009 09:48:23 -0700
Reply-To:     Don Hanson <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Don Hanson <dhanson928@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: "Who Killed the Electric Car" NVC but timely..(sorry for off
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It seems like they got 'snookered' by us consumers. First they removed and crushed all the electric cars because people wanted these cars more than the gas vehicles that made more profit for the auto and gas industries. Scared the crap out of the Auto/Petro industries...Then people quit buying GM, etc and started buying Priius instead. Nobody bought into the "Wait, wait, we're gonna give you a Fuel-cell soon as we iron out a few details (like how to squeeze the last few dollars out of you for gas guzzlers).

So now to sell vehicles again, they are going to re-issue an electric car? Forced into it by the car buying public... They seem to have outsmarted themselves. What's lame is people really offered to pay almost any amount to keep those old EV vehicles...and they weren't allowed to. If these had remained in service, there probably would have been some rather significant improvments in the technology as their glitches became known through use...Now we'll have to start again with...Volt?...and re-invent the plug in centers they showed in that old movie to charge these "New" creations.. Doesn't really make sense, what they did concerning that vehicle back then... Don Hanson

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 8:02 AM, Dave Mcneely <> wrote:

> Hmmmm. So, GM holding on to these electric vehicles would be like VW > holding on to bay window buses. But, VW put out a new product to replace > the bay window. GM has yet to put out a new product to replace the EV, > which leasees loved and wanted to buy. GM didn't want the EV to be > available, for many reasons, but that it was obsolete is very unlikely to > have been one of them. That it would be difficult to make money on them at > a price people would pay is likely to have been a big one. > > David McNeely > > > On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Doug Olson wrote: > > I encourage everybody to watch this film, to get the facts straight. >> >> People were begging to drop the leases and purchase these vehicles. >> >> And these "old EVs" were very good technology, especially relative to the >> era, which was not very long ago. >> >> >> >> --- On Thu, 10/8/09, Tom Hargrave wrote: >> >> From: Tom Hargrave Subject: Re: "Who Killed the Electric Car" NVC but >> timely..(sorry for off topic, moderators and list) >> >> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM >> Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:10 PM >> >> They were squashed because GM decided to stop bleeding cash on the forever >> lease they were on. And today's electric technology is far superior to the >> old EVs anyway. >> >> In other words, holding on to the old EVs would be like VW holding on to >> the >> bay window bus instead of evolving to the van that was converted to your >> Vanagon! >> >> Thanks, >> Tom Hargrave >> 256-656-1924 >> >> Our Web Sites: >> >> >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM] On Behalf >> Of >> Don Hanson >> Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 10:31 PM >> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM >> Subject: "Who Killed the Electric Car" NVC but timely..(sorry for off >> topic, >> moderators and list) >> >> West Coast sat TV is showing the movie right now, 8:30pm on PGN network. >> A documentary about EVs that were in production quite some time ago and >> 'squashed' by various special interests. >> Don Hanson >> >

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