That copyright date doesn't have anything to do with the date the satelite pic was taken. I just looked at my house and it says (c)2010 too and the picture is at least 5 years old (Judging by the vehicles parked there).
I think this is very interesting indeed. We all know that the last public EV1s were sent to the crusher 14th of march 2005. So the question is: why is there a EV1 on this lot in..at the earliest; 2007?
I don't think Google Street View had much of a pre-2007 data set to work with.
As far as I know, the Street View cars started doing photo runs through minor streets only later.
The "Google Maps" / "Google Earth" view from above dataset was different. They had old Keyhole data going way back.
So, yeah, the view from above could have been old, but the I think the Street View points to much more recent acquisition.
I had noticed that Street View images on my own residential street were often within months of current, so I don't think they intentionally delay them very much.
Guys you are missing the point! Google streetview started in 2007! And that picture with the EV1 from google streetview can't be older than from 2007! Just call google themselves if you don't believe me. So who's the owner of that EV1?
OK, so I finally got a chance to play with google streetview on my other computer. I looked at a whole lot of different familiar locations, in various states. ALL of the older images that I tried to zoom into get really blurry to the point where it's hard to identify vehicles other than by color. The more rural the place, the older the pics seem to be.
Since this EV1 has really good resolution pics, these might be recent images so there is a possibility it is a survivor. I wouldn't bank on it though.
Anybody here live close enough to this location that could go "snoop" a little?