Re: [hreg] Re: Trailer for "Who Killed the Electric Car?" - movie coming soon
- If you would like another perspective on EV's, the California initiative to phase in (zero emissions was the goal) electric cars, read the current issue of Home Power magazine. The sidebar on page 20 tells the story.An NPR radio broadcast www link, maybe 6 months ago on one of the TXSES Chapter yahoo sites, played the nationally broadcast segment of protesters trying to stop the Ford Motor Co. from hauling off and crushing their fleet of production electric cars. Owners, actually leasees, and non-owners alike were angry that the cars were removed from circulation against the wishes of the public.The saying is: "It is hard to make a man understand your point of view when his salary depends on him not understanding it."Jim Duncan----- Original Message -----From: deviantSent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 7:40 AMSubject: [hreg] Re: Trailer for "Who Killed the Electric Car?" - movie coming soonSome 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