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GE plans giant EV order to "jump start" the industry

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. TEG

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  3. Iz

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    I've noticed Tesla is often left out of articles describing auto manufacturers and their plans to sell EVs. Certainly, many of the 22500 GE sales force driving EVs would prefer a 300-mile range Model S over other offerings.
     
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    It makes me mad when Tesla is left out of articles discussing EV manufacturers. I realize this is kind of "preaching to the choir" but Tesla was the reason all of the other automakers pulled their heads out of the sand and started planning/showing soon-to-be-released EVs! :mad:

    It's also bothersome that Tesla doesn't get a mention when they talk about the RAV4 EV which, as we know, is going to be powered by Tesla technology.
     
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    Hopefully they'll buy vehicles across different brands. A rising tide and all that. This could help a number of companies really get started off nicely.
     
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    I agree, but I doubt they'd be buying many Tesla Roadsters... maybe for their executives.
     
  7. Iz

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    They could actually leave deposits now on several hundred or even, several thousand, Model S reservations. Electric utility companies are also potential customers.
     
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    You guys are forgetting Coda. I think all of their efforts are going after fleet sales. I mean com'on, what else is a boring car perfect for?

    It's genius really.
     
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    True, but could you imagine being a GE tech supplied with a company EV...you get a Coda...a different tech doing the same job as you gets a Roadster or a Model S ???...talk about the definition of being pissed...:biggrin::wink::eek:


     
  10. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    They could bundle the various models into their sales force incentive program. Start 'em out with a Tango and work up to a Tesla. :cool:
     
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    I think I'd prefer a Tango over a Coda.
     
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    http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/1895709/ge-revs-ev-market-mega
     
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    I've gotta say... GM is sure getting a lot of mileage on Volt. Good for them - I'll wait for Model S :smile:
     

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