mad anthony

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Sunday, February 27, 2005

It's electric!

GM, a couple years back, made an electric car called the EV1. The dumped hundreds of millions of dollars into it, and it still wasn't very good. A brief summary is here. GM never actually sold them, they leased them.

Now a bunch of EV1 fans are holding a rally to save the EV1's from the crusher.

GM's spokesperson isn't even bothering to be spokesperson-like about them:

God love these people, but it's time to move on to other technology," GM spokesman Dave Barthmuss said.

My guess is that part of the reason GM did the lease in the first place is because they didn't want to be responsible for parts/warrenty/safety issues for what was essentially an experimental vehicle - a beta, if you will.

It's kind of ironic that the lawsuits and consumer activism of the left is probably the reason they aren't allowed to buy these cars. But of course, they still make GM to be the bad guy.


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