You might check you facts before you comment. The federal government
REQUIRED GM to destroy all of the EV1 they owned, after the test period had
expired on the car that was built under exception to federal regulations as
an experimental vehicle.
EV1 could NOT be legally sold to the public and were only leased to the
public at a monomial fee.
In that day GM got what it wanted and has now come to really rue *that*
day. They could have been on top of EVs but they chose to flush
themselves down the toilet. Happy C11/C7 GM, the EV-1 is chuckling.
What part of 'The federal government REQUIRED GM to destroy all of the EV1
they owned, after the test period had expired on the car that was built
under exception to federal regulations as an experimental vehicle." did you
not understand? LOL
I agree, further, if they had kept it they would have had 10 years
head start on everyone else with the technology- a lot happens in ten
years when the tech is in the market.
Probably didn't meet federal safety standards, so it wasn't marketable
Don't blame GM for that though, blame Nader, Claybrook and all the other
people who think that we need to be saved from ourselves and likely
haven't ever as much as sat in on a single engineering-related class.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
i think they only built 800 it had a range of approx 100 mi.
they couldnt give them away on cheap leases, i dont think they ever leased
think back to 92 and the price of oil and gas. do you think if you ran the
you would have kept selling these at a loss, when everyone at the that time
including all the media
kept knocking it, it was not until 10 or 15 years later that someone thought
it was a good idea. The best
you can come up with is that GM failed. Tell me what would have you have
done it it was your business
You all seem to know how to run a car company, let us hear your well thought
out idea. No talking points
tell me what you would do. Smart a** answers excluded. use that date state
of the are and materials in you answer.
Take a look at the Zero Emissions laws for the states where GM test
marketed the EV-1. Those laws were put in place to FORCE some folks to
use the EV-1 and bus lines to buy natural gas or propane buses.
The EV-1 was a real POS. They were HATED by 99% of the people who had
them. I have talked to a few folks who drove them for their jobs and
they said that the motor controls were constantly burning out and the
batteries would lose capacity in a few weeks of actual use.
Thank You. Hope the screwball world you live in lasts unitl you are in
depends and walk with a walker, Just remember the guy that took all of your
money with my grubby hands. I will have a good life.
just to tell the truth i have a small gm pension, a pension fund that i paid
into, soc. sec. and a 401k
health care that the gov pays, and to top it off i get a good discount on
good night loser.????????
You, *of all people*, have *no* room to cal anyone a loser. You lack
the cognitive ability to make a coherent post on anything any you refer
to others as losers? You are indeed to be most pitied of all men.
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