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Sergio Marchionne: Please don´t
buy Fiat Chrysler´s electric car

USA Today, by Chris Woodyard

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Posted By:Ribicon, 5/23/2014 9:10:45 PM

The CEO of the newly combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is urging people not to buy his company’s electric car. It’s a strange request from a world in which automotive CEOs are usually doing everything they can to hype their product lines, lure customers to showrooms and as they say in the trade, “put butts in seats.” (Snip) “I hope you don’t buy it because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000,” he is quoted as having said. The 500e was created to meet mandates of states such as California that require automakers to offer zero-emissions cars for sale.

Ah, the wonders of witnessing a command economy up close.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 5/23/2014 9:39:22 PM     (No. 9859968)

Don´t worry Serge. I´m not about to!
Nor will I need to tell Tony to fix it again... and again... and again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/23/2014 9:41:50 PM     (No. 9859970)

I have no sympathy for you, Sergio. You decided to make the these lemons. You should have been telling the scientifically illiterate liberal politicians to butt out of something they don´t understand.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 5/23/2014 10:00:41 PM     (No. 9859978)

From the USA Today article: "the $32,650 Fiat 500e, a beautifully done, PRACTICAL electric car." [Emphasis added,]

That goes a whole 87 miles on a charge. And the charge time is...? I´ve heard they´re going for a coast-to-coast speed record of less than 3 years.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/23/2014 10:33:34 PM     (No. 9859999)

Cost´s him $14,000 per stupid electric car? Man! That´s a pittance compared to what us tax payers have shelled out to Chrysler per stupid electric car!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chippewa, 5/23/2014 10:49:49 PM     (No. 9860015)

no problem, Sergio. The only Fiat product I would ever buy is a Ferrari, and since I will never be able to buy one, you are safe.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon, 5/23/2014 11:19:50 PM     (No. 9860032)

Understand, the only reason the man is making electric cars to begin with is because the blazing fools running state and local governments won´t allow him to sell cars otherwise. This is why Tesla is "succeeding"; other companies buy Green credits to offset their mandated contribution to The Greater Good. This is the USA, 2014; stranger than fiction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 5/23/2014 11:37:39 PM     (No. 9860040)

So quit making them. Companies need to quit kowtowing to California. Don´t make anything for them. Don´t give them their special blend of gasoline. Let´s see how long before they start crying the blue.

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