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Wheels.29

The future

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{Wheels.29.11}: Ted Hurst {thurst} Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:13:58 CDT (HTML)

From Wikipedia...

"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_EV1"

In 2006, former GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner stated that his worst decision during his tenure at GM was "axing the EV1 electric-car program and not putting the right resources into hybrids. It didn't affect profitability, but it did affect image."[47] Wagoner repeated this assertion during an NPR interview after the December 2008 Senate hearings on the U.S. auto industry bailout request.[48] In the March 13, 2007 issue of Newsweek, "GM R&D chief Larry Burns . . . now wishes GM hadn't killed the plug-in hybrid EV1 prototype his engineers had on the road a decade ago: 'If we could turn back the hands of time,' says Burns, 'we could have had the Chevy Volt 10 years earlier,'"[49] referring to the forthcoming plug-in hybrid car which was hailed as the spiritual and technological successor to the EV1.

I wish there were some around for you to test drive and write an article about. If a Power Wagon, why not an EV1?

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