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 Post subject: Who Killed the electric car
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:31 pm 
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Just finished watching the movie and let me tell you. I thought Bush had screwed up before this is bad also.

Those in Ca might know about the EV1 car that GM produced and leased to customers. It was great about 80 miles to a charge, Ca built charging stations for the cars, GM was selling them and then the oil companies got involved and Bush did also.

GM pulled the plug on them and as the lease ran out, they did not renew them and picked them all up. Guess what they did with them. They took them to Az and crushed them all. Good electric cars that had virtually no wear on them. Crushed them.

Most Movie places have this DVD, I know Movie Gallery and Blockbuster do. Please go out and rent the movie, watch it and see what happened. Why are we still dependant on oil. Ask Bush and company.


The movie is "Who Killed the Electric Car"

http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/


In October 2002, the Bush administration joined automakers and car dealers in their lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate, arguing that it amounted to an attempt to regulate fuel economy, which only the federal government has the authority to do. From 1990 to 2004, seven other states adopted California’s stringent ZEV mandate. Then, in April 2004, the California Air Resources Board further modified its ZEV mandate, effectively eliminating electric cars from the clean air equation.

The Bush administration’s antagonism to the electric vehicle is perhaps unsurprising, given its links to the oil and automotive industries. For example, Bush’s former Chief of Staff Andrew Card had been a GM Vice President, and was President and CEO of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association during its assault on the ZEV mandate in California


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