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´Electric car is not dead,´ GM says
Detroit News, by David Shepardson *

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/17/2013 10:58:51 AM

General Motors Co. North America chief Mark Reuss said he isn´t giving up on electric vehicles, despite struggling industry sales in 2012. "The electric car is not dead," Reuss said at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday night. He said despite setbacks, the Detroit automaker isn´t giving up on electric autos, even though it had to abandon its initial forecast for its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. In 2011, GM sold fewer than 7,700 Volts, below its target of 10,000. It then abandoned goals to sell 45,000 in 2012 and was forced to idle its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant

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To paraphrase Frank Zappa, the electric car is not dead...it just smells funny. Notice how articles touting Volt sales figures never mention what fraction of the cars are bought for government use, using taxpayer money.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tank, 1/17/2013 11:05:31 AM     (No. 9122023)

No, it´s just pining for the Fords.

/I feel so dirty after writing that...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/17/2013 11:09:29 AM     (No. 9122031)

The Volt is dead. When we the taxpayers no longer subsidize this car with the $7,000 and Ally (owned by the taxpayers) eventually goes bankrupt, no one will buy a Volt. There are many of us out here who will never buy a GM product again in our lifetime. Many of us are sickened to the core with 0bama´s handling of the GM bankruptcy, and all the taxpayer money that goes to the greedy bloated unions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 1/17/2013 11:13:10 AM     (No. 9122042)

The electric car may not be dead, but its lithium battery heart is on life support. (see Boeing article)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sardonic, 1/17/2013 11:17:24 AM     (No. 9122050)

Am I the only one that imagines Obambi´s hand up the backside of GM officials performing a fairly obvious ventriloquist act?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/17/2013 11:39:58 AM     (No. 9122097)

We could put little wings on those things and call ´em Mini 787 Boeing Dreamliners.

That´ll fix two nightmares in one swoop.
It´s a win-win for Bammy... s/o

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimK, 1/17/2013 11:49:41 AM     (No. 9122126)

The electric car is alive in the same way as the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/17/2013 11:49:47 AM     (No. 9122127)

That´s funny.........I read the same headline in a NYT´s article.........from 1901.
Interestingly, the first electric cars-which came about prior to 1900!!- had a range of...........40 miles.

Amazing how physics refuses to recognize politics.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/17/2013 11:56:44 AM     (No. 9122151)

Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There´s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there´s usually only one thing you can do.

Inigo Montoya: What´s that?

Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Gazelle2, 1/17/2013 12:55:39 PM     (No. 9122299)

The electric car is still alive just like Hugo Chavez is still alive.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99, 1/17/2013 12:57:15 PM     (No. 9122301)

If you have to come out and make an announcement like that, it probably means that it´s time to call the undertaker.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/17/2013 1:14:43 PM     (No. 9122332)

It should be! Not commercially viable!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/17/2013 2:41:34 PM     (No. 9122527)

It´s probably a good thing that there won´t be that many electric cars. With Obama shutting down all of the coal powered generating plants, how will they re-charge them?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq, 1/17/2013 4:51:58 PM     (No. 9122757)

Loved your Zappa reference, OP, it brought an audible laugh over coffee this morning.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/17/2013 5:45:27 PM     (No. 9122851)

The electric car may not be dead, but the poor fool who got trapped in a Volt as it burst into flames may well be.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/17/2013 11:08:14 PM     (No. 9123421)

It´s just tuckered out after a long skwawk.

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