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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:28 PM
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17. umm if they wanted to they would. economy of scale would reduce the price over time but they DON"T
want to. Car companies are too short sighted about their current infrastructure.

btw most people cannot afford a corvette but they are built anyway.

Msongs
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  -I just watched "who killed the electric car?" I have a question proud patriot  Dec-06-08 07:38 PM   #0 
  - As I understand it, they sold the technology to BP  SharonRB   Dec-06-08 07:42 PM   #1 
  - They can build them - but no one could afford them.  Kalyke   Dec-06-08 07:48 PM   #4 
  - They're "trying" to do nothing of the sort  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 08:34 PM   #14 
     - I have no doubt they had a huge hand in the matter.  SharonRB   Dec-06-08 10:34 PM   #23 
  - The large-format NiMH battery patent was sold to Chevron-Texaco  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 08:28 PM   #11 
     - Oh, it was Chevron-Texaco?  SharonRB   Dec-06-08 10:35 PM   #24 
  - That's what I'd like to know, too. And why did no one ask the Detroit auto makers that question?  kittykitty   Dec-06-08 07:43 PM   #2 
  - No reason at all - other than that *they don't want to*  baldguy   Dec-06-08 07:44 PM   #3 
  - They do want to, but we can't afford to purchase them.  Kalyke   Dec-06-08 07:49 PM   #5 
  - That is true for the Hydrogen cell , but not the EV1 Impact  proud patriot   Dec-06-08 07:52 PM   #7 
  - umm if they wanted to they would. economy of scale would reduce the price over time but they DON"T  msongs   Dec-06-08 09:28 PM   #17 
  - But they want to make $ don't they ?  proud patriot   Dec-06-08 07:50 PM   #6 
     - The Asian car co's sell at a loss in the US.  Billy Burnett   Dec-06-08 07:52 PM   #8 
        - Where's the "taking a loss" part?  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 08:57 PM   #16 
  - Because our "auto industry" is a subsidiary of our "Oil Industry", that's why.  dicksteele   Dec-06-08 07:54 PM   #9 
  - Ding!  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 08:30 PM   #13 
  - Interesting Wiki on the EV1 and its variants.  antimatter98   Dec-06-08 08:11 PM   #10 
  - The technology Killed the EV1  kristopher   Dec-06-08 08:30 PM   #12 
  - And an excellent question it is.  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 08:37 PM   #15 
  - Because the EV1 isn't a good car  gravity   Dec-06-08 09:37 PM   #18 
  - The EV1 had enough range for like 85% of people's driving  midnight armadillo   Dec-06-08 09:59 PM   #20 
  - Ask any owner of a Toyota RAV4 EV and they will tell you  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 10:08 PM   #22 
  - they have the volt ready for production  madrchsod   Dec-06-08 09:49 PM   #19 
  - The Volt is nowhere near production  wtmusic   Dec-06-08 10:02 PM   #21 
  - one shameless kick  proud patriot   Dec-07-08 03:39 AM   #25 
 

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