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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:31 PM
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Poll question: Who killed the electric car?

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Watch the tralier: You Tube

Important links:

The documentary that started it all:
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar

Additional Information:
Wikipedia - Who Killed the Electric Car?

PBS NOW: Who Killed the Electric Car?

IMDb:Who Killed the Electric Car?

Airanna Hufington: Who Killed the Electric Car?

Smithsonian dumps electric car exhibit

Poll result (28 votes)
Big Oil - Don't want to take business away from them! (1 votes, 4%)Vote
US Government - In bed with the oil lobbyists to kill anything that's not in their interests. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Car companies - The lap dog of the oil industry / outside pressures / internal greed. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
All of the above worked in tandem to kill any successful chance of a cleaner, oil-free vehicle. (25 votes, 89%)Vote
I will list my own suspects. (2 votes, 7%)Vote
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  - It was the Secret Order of the Stonecutters  MrCoffee   Aug-03-06 03:34 PM   #1 
  - I hear they also made Steve Guttenburg a star n/t  Bill McBlueState   Aug-03-06 03:40 PM   #2 
     - How else do you explain Steve Guttenburg?  MrCoffee   Aug-03-06 03:41 PM   #3 
  - Why hasn't someone else built one these?  RufusEarl   Aug-03-06 03:41 PM   #4 
  - Huell Howser ... so he could get wider exposure in the doco (ha!)  LSparkle   Aug-03-06 03:48 PM   #5 
  - The biggest culprit is - us.  Karmakaze   Aug-03-06 05:30 PM   #6 
  - k  Nutmegger   Aug-03-06 07:52 PM   #7 
  - I ride a bike...  Swamp Rat   Aug-03-06 07:56 PM   #8 
 
MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:34 PM
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1. It was the Secret Order of the Stonecutters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonecutters

Later known as the Ancient Mystic Society of No Homers
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:40 PM
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2. I hear they also made Steve Guttenburg a star n/t
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:41 PM
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3. How else do you explain Steve Guttenburg?
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:41 PM
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4. Why hasn't someone else built one these?
The technology available, the know how, and the market! So why hasn't some smart business man/woman, made one of these obviously popular vehicles available to the public?

Anyone want to start an electric car company?
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:48 PM
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5. Huell Howser ... so he could get wider exposure in the doco (ha!)
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Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:30 PM
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6. The biggest culprit is - us.
We the people want big fast cars. We want power and speed and a roaring V8. WE want those things, so THEY provide them. If no one bought SUV's they wouldnt be killing the planet right now. No one forced people to buy SUV's or other gas guzzlers.

So we can blame the oil companies all we want, but in the end it is OUR fault.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:52 PM
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7. k
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:56 PM
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8. I ride a bike...
... and will continue to do so until there are electric cars back on the market.

So fuck off GM, Ford, Dodge, et al! :)
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