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Old 11-05-2009, 07:31 PM   #21
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Great movie... but showed some obvious biases... I would still be leary about getting an electric car... (bc i could only charge it up at Costco!!)
I like the electric car charging spaces at Costco...two spaces I get to park in close to the door...there not being an electric car which can use those chargers within battery range of the Costco I frequent!
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:35 AM   #22
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I work at a college. You know how academia is about environmentalism; I bet they'd make a special parking space for me and I could charge my car for free.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #23
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I like the Costco comments since those spaces are always empty when I get there. I wonder if the plug-ins that are coming out in the next couple of years will be able to use these same recharge stations or whether Costco will put another couple stations in the spaces next to them?
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i wonder how many of the conspiracy theorists watched this documentary in its entirety?

there is no conspiracy, at least not the big oil one. the producer(s) concluded that many things/groups were to blame.
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Agreed. After reading so many posts about it, I was quite surprised when I actually watched it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:02 AM   #26
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i wonder how many of the conspiracy theorists watched this documentary in its entirety?

there is no conspiracy, at least not the big oil one. the producer(s) concluded that many things/groups were to blame.
Wait one second, why did the automakers have to crush the cars then? That shows a clear conspiracy to control the markets.

Today if you look for a used EV S-10 on Ebay expect to pay over $25,000 in barely running condition.

My point is that there has always been demand and the consumers would have bought these vehicles without warranty.
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My point is that there has always been demand and the consumers would have bought these vehicles without warranty.
California law required them to continue producing parts and offering service for 15 years.
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California law required them to continue producing parts and offering service for 15 years.
Kinda hard if the cars no longer exist.
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That's why the cars were destroyed. They didn't want to continue to support it.
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I like the Costco comments since those spaces are always empty when I get there. I wonder if the plug-ins that are coming out in the next couple of years will be able to use these same recharge stations or whether Costco will put another couple stations in the spaces next to them?
Everytime i'm at a costco i see those E-car spaces & they are taken up by bigAss SUV's! It really pisses me off
In regard to the movie: one question.... Why did GM/Saturn build a car that used zero gasoline? It doesn't make sense to me.... GM has built terribly inefficient cars for years (Tahoe's, Suburban's, etc...) & then they suddenly decide to build a car that uses no gas? C'mon!
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