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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-14-07 09:20 AM
Response to Reply #19
21. Electric vehicles will require a different business model
as maintenance will be much less. There simply isn't the complexity of systems and engineering to break down.

They are quite modular and components can be easily replaced.
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  -What are we (as Democrats) going to do to save the U.S. auto industry? JCMach1  Feb-14-07 08:56 AM   #0 
  - corporations start bringing jobs back to u.s. i will start helping saving them  seabeyond   Feb-14-07 08:58 AM   #1 
  - 'Is it worth saving?' You're damn right it is.  Bluebear   Feb-14-07 08:59 AM   #2 
  - In just a few years, Detroit could shift thousands of jobs to China  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:02 AM   #5 
     - There are Buicks all over China  NewJeffCT   Feb-14-07 09:37 AM   #32 
     - There's a GM model or two that already has an engine built in China.  lectrobyte   Feb-15-07 08:06 AM   #67 
  - i'd buy their cars if they weren't mostly gas hog pigs  AZDemDist6   Feb-14-07 09:01 AM   #3 
  - I agree completely  itsmesgd   Feb-14-07 09:07 AM   #9 
  - For your information, all diesel engines are bio-diesel ready  MadHound   Feb-14-07 09:41 AM   #35 
  - right, it was the fuel lines i was thinking of n/t  AZDemDist6   Feb-14-07 09:44 AM   #38 
     - When my old truck finally dies, I will probably by a US product  MadHound   Feb-14-07 12:31 PM   #44 
  - I agree - build better cars!  meldroc   Feb-15-07 01:45 PM   #72 
  - I'm not sure anything can be done...  The Anti-Neo Con   Feb-14-07 09:01 AM   #4 
  - We start a mass transit program  realpolitik   Feb-14-07 09:02 AM   # 
  - Restoring the nation's manufacturing base should be domestic priority Number One in Congress  brentspeak   Feb-14-07 09:02 AM   #6 
  - So why are we hearing crickets?  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:26 AM   #25 
  - The US auto industry ought to be shifting from private cars to public transportation infrastructure,  Ron_Green   Feb-14-07 09:03 AM   #7 
  - There is a future for mass transit, but as we move economic  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:07 AM   #10 
  - I have a list of suggestions  demnan   Feb-14-07 09:05 AM   #8 
  - Electric is the future  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:10 AM   #12 
  - Great list of ideas that don't build a wall around the country. n/t  pampango   Feb-14-07 09:15 AM   #17 
     - Free trade is one factor that got us into the current mess...  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:17 AM   #20 
  - To start with...two words  Horse with no Name   Feb-14-07 09:08 AM   #11 
  - Support Unions.  PassingFair   Feb-14-07 09:21 AM   #23 
  - Exactly, stop blaming Unions for the retirement healthcare crunch  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:23 AM   #24 
  - That alone will make the auto industry more competetive!  etherealtruth   Feb-14-07 09:32 AM   #29 
  - Agreed - national healthcare would make a huge difference  NewJeffCT   Feb-14-07 09:42 AM   #36 
  - .  Hav   Feb-14-07 09:12 AM   #13 
  - Electric and bio diesel NOW !  Patmccccc   Feb-14-07 09:13 AM   #14 
  - We can't wait to act on this!  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:13 AM   #15 
  - No protectionist measures or other walls around the country, please.  pampango   Feb-14-07 09:13 AM   #16 
  - Unless you make it contingent on rolling out the new product  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:16 AM   #18 
  - Sorry. Nope. We tried that "free trade" thing, already. It's why we're in this mess to begin with.  brentspeak   Feb-14-07 10:46 AM   #41 
     - What is unfair about the trading practices of China, India and Taiwan?  pampango   Feb-14-07 12:32 PM   #45 
        - Thanks for demonstrating the latest pro-free-trade argument strategy: pulling the Race Card  brentspeak   Feb-14-07 12:44 PM   #46 
           - Pathetic? Perhaps. True? Perhaps, since you neglected to  pampango   Feb-14-07 12:51 PM   #47 
  - Unaffordable Health Insurance + Designed Early Obsolescence = D.O.A.  Broadslidin   Feb-14-07 09:17 AM   #19 
  - Electric vehicles will require a different business model  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:20 AM   #21 
  - It's up to the corporations to mae a good product...  HypnoToad   Feb-14-07 09:20 AM   #22 
  - They already make good products nt  jakefrep   Feb-15-07 01:52 PM   #73 
  - Like some species, they didn't evolve, face new competitors, and will die.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Feb-14-07 09:30 AM   #26 
  - I don't thing we need to do anything to support an industry that  Skidmore   Feb-14-07 09:30 AM   #27 
  - So, we should give up a major piece of infrastructure  JCMach1   Feb-14-07 09:34 AM   #31 
  - Perhaps a new infrastructure should be created.  Skidmore   Feb-14-07 09:41 AM   #34 
     - I don't think so... any move to shift massively to mass transit  JCMach1   Feb-15-07 03:03 AM   #56 
  - Agree  Tyo   Feb-14-07 09:55 AM   #40 
  - Single pay health care system, and give to DU to get the final punch by 11  poli speak   Feb-14-07 09:32 AM   #28 
  - Convert urban centers into car-free paradises...  JackRiddler   Feb-14-07 09:33 AM   #30 
  - Machines can build the cars here  NoMoreMyths   Feb-14-07 09:38 AM   #33 
  - So capitalism has failed? Live by the sword, die by the sword. Do you want to approach  shain from kane   Feb-14-07 09:43 AM   #37 
  - It's not capitalism that's failed; it's laissez-faire capitalism that's failed  brentspeak   Feb-14-07 10:48 AM   #42 
  - I have little sympathy for the Big Three  MadHound   Feb-14-07 09:47 AM   #39 
  - How about improving our overall economy  Edweird   Feb-14-07 11:17 AM   #43 
  - We need to put a high tariff on imports. This will help  Cleita   Feb-14-07 12:59 PM   #48 
  - If every country put up a 100% tariff, international trade would  pampango   Feb-14-07 01:11 PM   #51 
     - Well, then let those countries keep getting the gold mine while  Cleita   Feb-14-07 03:42 PM   #53 
  - Well,  BluePatriot   Feb-14-07 01:06 PM   #49 
  - Toyota quality is no joke..  trekbiker   Feb-14-07 06:55 PM   #55 
     - *nods*  BluePatriot   Feb-15-07 09:40 AM   #70 
  - Nationalized health care  gravity   Feb-14-07 01:09 PM   #50 
  - Would they use the money to keep workers' jobs here in the US?  raccoon   Feb-14-07 01:22 PM   #52 
     - They would probably lower the price of their cars  gravity   Feb-14-07 04:07 PM   #54 
        - Adding to big dog's salaries while not making a profit.  Jonathan50   Feb-15-07 07:54 AM   #66 
        - Wouldn't THAT be nice? nt  raccoon   Feb-15-07 08:31 AM   #68 
  - Good riddnace to those dinosaurs  hogwyld   Feb-15-07 03:48 AM   #57 
  - If GM, Ford and Chrysler die that doesn't mean that there will be no  greyhound1966   Feb-15-07 03:48 AM   #58 
  - buy union-made cars  JVS   Feb-15-07 06:08 AM   #59 
  - By more Hondas  Perky   Feb-15-07 06:13 AM   #60 
  - India, china and Mexico are going to save America's domestic auto manufacutrers  notadmblnd   Feb-15-07 06:15 AM   #61 
  - Isn't Chrysler a German company now?  lectrobyte   Feb-15-07 07:20 AM   #62 
  - I believe it merged with Daimler. n/t  Cleita   Feb-15-07 01:37 PM   #71 
  - GM claims  POAS   Feb-15-07 07:22 AM   #63 
  - The Stock Holders Are Still Seeing Dividends...  KharmaTrain   Feb-15-07 07:34 AM   #64 
  - Can't be saved  notmypresident   Feb-15-07 07:38 AM   #65 
  - Follow the success stories  turtlensue   Feb-15-07 09:00 AM   #69 
  - Get rid of NASCAR....  jakefrep   Feb-15-07 03:38 PM   #74 
  - Didn't Carter and a Democratic congress save Chrystler in the late 70's?  WI_DEM   Feb-15-07 04:19 PM   #75 
 

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