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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:13 PM
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21. General Motors sold the patent for advance batteries to the oil companies
Gee, who would have thought?
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  -Toyota to Build Prius in U.S. as Fuel Forces Shift IDemo  Jul-10-08 09:51 AM   #0 
  - Yes! One more reason to buy it n/t  n2doc   Jul-10-08 09:55 AM   #1 
  - How about an all-electric vehicle?  Progs Rock   Jul-10-08 10:00 AM   #2 
  - They did produce the RAV4 EV for awhile, but ran into a problem  IDemo   Jul-10-08 10:06 AM   #4 
  - these corporations are the enemies of humanity nt  msongs   Jul-10-08 10:12 AM   #6 
  - Monopoly? - Chevron / Texaco bought the NiMH patent, closed and dismantled the plant.  BrightKnight   Jul-10-08 04:26 PM   #14 
  - General Motors sold the patent for advance batteries to the oil companies  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-10-08 05:13 PM   #21 
  - There has to be something in law about some technology being "for the good of all".  kentauros   Jul-10-08 04:56 PM   #17 
     - Eminent domain can apply to any kind of private property  laptoprepairguy   Jul-10-08 06:13 PM   #25 
  - 'Think' all electric car is gonna be manufactured here too.  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-10-08 10:09 AM   #5 
  - Tesla Motors is building their new factory in San Francisco. n/t  MindPilot   Jul-10-08 10:52 AM   #11 
  - I hope this illustrates...  LanternWaste   Jul-10-08 10:02 AM   #3 
  - Good luck with that. If gas prices go down the selfish idiocy factor  Indenturedebtor   Jul-10-08 10:15 AM   #7 
     - I'm optimistic enough to believe...  LanternWaste   Jul-10-08 10:30 AM   #8 
     - Long term adaptations are nearly always asigned in hindsight  Indenturedebtor   Jul-10-08 10:39 AM   #9 
        - As I said, I'm optimistic about the human species  LanternWaste   Jul-10-08 10:47 AM   #10 
        - Which is exactly why the vaunted "market forces" don't get the job done  AchtungToddler   Jul-10-08 03:24 PM   #13 
     - Here's another "fucking quick" EV  kentauros   Jul-10-08 06:37 PM   #28 
        - You're not kidding about the expensive! Very cool though! n/t  Indenturedebtor   Jul-11-08 04:12 PM   #32 
        - Geek should love it..  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jul-11-08 05:40 PM   #33 
  - K&R  DeepModem Mom   Jul-10-08 11:11 AM   #12 
  - And what will this grand plant be ?  blues90   Jul-10-08 04:48 PM   #15 
  - Shh. Toyota has a messianic reputation around here.  ryanmuegge   Jul-10-08 04:53 PM   #16 
  - Out of curiosity...  LanternWaste   Jul-10-08 08:09 PM   #31 
  - Actually they pay higher than UAW because of 'Right to Work States"  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-10-08 05:06 PM   #18 
  - We know better, they build plants where unemployment is high  DainBramaged   Jul-10-08 07:17 PM   #30 
  - That was the first thing I thought when I read it would be in Mississippi.  intheflow   Jul-10-08 05:06 PM   #19 
  - Toyota's US wages -  IDemo   Jul-10-08 05:10 PM   #20 
     - what the average age of their workers?  blues90   Jul-10-08 05:20 PM   #22 
     - Don't know  IDemo   Jul-10-08 05:51 PM   #23 
        - Reading about those worker conditions  blues90   Jul-10-08 06:17 PM   #26 
           - I'm patching together a post for GD from the info at the link  IDemo   Jul-10-08 06:29 PM   #27 
     - Easy to do.....  WriteDown   Jul-10-08 06:10 PM   #24 
  - At least theyre not building the plant in Mexico. nt  donco   Jul-10-08 06:56 PM   #29 

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