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Electric cars are coming!

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, May 20, 2009.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    We're sorry to be buzz kills. But we've heard this one before. Like in 1990. And 1910. Do the automakers have the juice this time?

    Electric cars are coming! | Salon


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    Interesting article...
     
  2. graham

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    Can you plug in any of them yet? :smile:

    Toyota has announced there will be a plug-in Prius some day, so that seems just as real as a Model S to me right now...
     
  3. vfx

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    wow.


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  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Good ole GM for ya. Now that Daimler has taken an interest in Tesla we can return to hoping for their demise without worry about the negative side effects it'll have on Tesla.
     
  5. dpeilow

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    The disappointing thing about this article is that it says that battery tech is mature and don't expect changes, without taking into account that most of the big new battery claims are coming from the nanotech area. We shall see.
     
  6. vfx

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    And that governments across the planet is making battery tech and manufacturing a major priority. This cracks the chicken/egg problem wide open.
     
  7. EVnut

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    Yeah, good point. The Mini is right on the cusp though. They're all built. Just awaiting delivery at this point. It is odd to have the Prius in there....

    Factory PHEV Prius do exist... in Japan. They've had them for years.

    Ah.. you hadn't heard about that little issue? Many of us were charged insane amounts for scratches and such. Not dents - the dang things wouldn't dent. Just TRY to find one with a dent in it (I mean before the crusher!). But they were charging for scratches on the underside of that front dam - the dam that is about 3" off the pavement! Worst I heard was $2600 - charged just weeks before the car was crushed.
     
  8. vfx

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    Electric vehicles are coming this year, but will they be ready?

    Electric vehicles are coming this year, but will they be ready? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

     
  9. bobw

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    Talk about a corporate death-wish.

    I worked at EDS when Ross Perot sold it to GM. Hordes of EDSers who went to Michigan came back with stories about how you couldn't rearrange an office without triggering a union grievance.

    The whole company was twisted, from the boardroom to the factory floor.
     
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    http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/author/randyr/

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    note the part about
    That would be fascinating and telling to count the bodies into that hall. Would be worth a study.
     

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