Who killed the electric car?

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    You are aware that 60 percent of our electrical power comes from fossil fuels? That in order to have a function service system for electrical cars we would need to create stations that provided electrical power to said cars? That this would INCREASE electrical demands at a time when we are having troubles meeting our current demands?
     
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    Ever heard of solar? Wind? Geothermal? Nuclear?
    Fail.

    Even the EV1 could be charged at home.


    Thanks for sharing your ignorance with the class.


    See point 1.
     
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    See, RGS, if you watched (or read) first you wouldn't sound so stupid. Instead, you insisted on proving that you have no idea what you're talking about.
     
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    Wait let me get this right? All electric cars would be dependent on home electricity? No more traveling more then the return trip allows you to get back to home for a recharge? No more long trips at all?

    The dumb ass would be YOU.
     
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    The non buying public killed that ugly pile of shit, no one but the same tasteless imbeciles that buy those ugly prius jokes would drive one. I bet you would like one wouldn't you little Nikita?
     
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    Once again stupid, currently 60 percent of all electrical power comes from fossil fuels with NO great push to change that. Wind and solar have been denied by the Liberals in numerous places cause they are either eye sores or would "impact" the environment.

    We have not had a Nuclear power plant built in this country in HOW long? And the ones we have are starting to have problems from old age. Giving the anti nuke retards more ammo to convince a gullible public they are unsafe.
     
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    We are installing plug in stations in Portland, Oregon right now. And a plug in that would get over 100 miles on a charge would take care of 90% of most peoples driving needs in urban areas.

    Solar on the roof of a home would take care of the problem of the extra need for electricity. When you were at work during the day, your solar would be producing electricity right at the time that the need was the greatest. When you were charging the car, at night, the demand is the least.

    It would also create an increased demand for home solar panels and lower the price per watt for the panels.
     
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    Really fucking dumb words. The EV1 was killed by GM. The people who leased them loved them. Same as Chevron and GM killed the Toyota RAV4 Electric.

    As far as the Prius goes, Toyota has made a great deal of money on them, while Chrysler and GM were going broke.

    Revenge of the EV1: crushing EV1 crushed GM

    The 1999 EV1 was delayed, GM stated, by a cooling issue. The original EV1 was designed for lead-acid batteries, which were more heat-resistant than the much more powerful Nickel Metal Hydrid batteries used in the 1990 Impact.

    Finally, in Dec., 1999, under pressure from CARB's Jan. 1, 2000 deadline, GM released about 200 1999 EV1 with NiMH batteries. They proved to have a 160 mile range, and never failed. In addition, GM solved some of the flaws in the 1997 version, removing the sway, new seals, etc.

    As one EV1 driver, the late Mr. Don Devlin, happily exclaimed, "...Its a sensation...Huge congratulations ... A revolution in ... range..."

    All the 465 1999 NiMH EV1 which were made available found happy lessees. None ever went unwanted, none ever had problems. All were mourned when they were abruptly crushed by GM.
     
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    Wow, 465 imbeciles that had real cars for backup acted like they were losing a puppy, that in itself shows what nut cases they are. Less than half of one thousand admirers doesn't make it a car that would have been worth mass producing. I drive electric vehicles every day, they suck!
     

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