4295Re: Trailer for "Who Killed the Electric Car?" - movie coming soon
- Jun 1, 2006Some may say that pulling the plug on life support is murder.
The pure electric cars such as the EV1 were a fabrication made by
the collaboration of government and auto makers trying to appease
the public with a product that went against the grain of free
enterprise capitalism. Yes, if the government supplies
enough "incentives" on both sides they can create a balance between
supply and demand that makes something appear economical. However,
they eventually change their direction with the wandering whim of
the public, and the house of cards falls down.
I would love for there to be a large market of efficient electric
vehicles. Actually, today one can buy a production vehicle that
also promotes the short range and lower speeds - an NEV like the GEM.
If someone wants an electric car bad enough, they can make one or
commission someone else to do it. Here is a great organization of
folks who have gotten their hands dirty and love to share what they
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