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‘Spectacular Failures’ Await Electric Vehicle Industry

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by doug, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    ‘Spectacular Failures’ Await Electric Vehicle Industry -- Wards Auto

    Not particularly surprising analysis, except I don't expect most of the failures to be spectacular. The deaths of companies like Aptera or Coda seem slow and drawn out, though inevitable.

    Someone like Fisker failing, however, would be spectacular given the political fallout that would follow.
     
  2. strider

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    And how is this different from any other technology company? Start-ups take on the big guys every day. Most of them fail but a few live to become viable companies.
     
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    It's not any different. That's why I find the title a bit sensationalist. I don't think many of these companies failing would be big news.
     
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    How will the spectacular failures of the EV Industry be any more spectacular than the failures of our current auto industry?

    Failures ( some more spectacular than others ):
    Fighting to prevent seatbelts
    Stealing intermittent wipers
    Overpowering airbags
    Ford Pinto
    Edsel
    Saturn
    Fiero
    Gremlin/Pacer
    AMC
    GM's bankruptcy
    The El Camino
    Wood Paneled Station Wagons
    Tucker
    DeLorean
    Fiat in America
    Renault in America
    Lada
    Yugo
    Diesel in America
    The 1996 Ford Taurus design
    Corvair
    Pontiac Aztek
    Chevy Chevette
    Chevy Vega
     
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    Nice list!
     
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    Agree Doug!...what will be far more spectacular will be the first death of a major ICE vehicle manufactuerer due to failing to adapt to the forthcoming industry shift to EV's...

     
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    They want to predict the early demise of something that can be recharged literally ANYWHERE. Electricity is ubiquitous! It's far more common than filling stations. It's the decentralization that scares them... they can't control how it's charged so they can't get all the money.
     
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