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01-11-2006 05:24 AM #1
Much of our daily driving is less than 40 to 50 miles. Why is there not a big rush to add plug in capability to the Hybrids coming along? This would eliminate smog in our cities and dependence on foreign oil.
01-12-2006 08:07 AM #2
There are others like conservatives, liberals, ecologists, economists, scientists, engineers, etc who also share your ideas. Plug-in just plain makes sense.
Unfortunately, Internal Combustion car companies hate the idea because plug-in cars will obsolete most of their company.
06-06-2008 12:13 AM #3
GM employees hate the idea
GM employees hate the idea because the are getting laid off in Janesville WI. as the stop building SUVs and Trucks there. GM employees in Canada are also getting laid off. That is progress!!!
06-06-2008 02:59 AM #4
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GM employees are getting
GM employees are getting laid off because people quit buying what GM was willing to sell them. If they had maintained a line of fuel efficient EVs or Hybrids, they could simply retool the SUV and Truck lines as people's desires changed. Now, the least paid employees get to suffer for the stupidity of GM's management.
I hate to say it but "I told them so".
12-15-2009 02:18 AM #5
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Good to see that plug-in
Good to see that plug-in hybrids are becoming a topic of relevance.
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