Yesterday evening I watched "who killed the electric car" and frankly, I have murder or suicide cravings again, depending on whether I let go of my hatred of the people who DESTROYED this project (and the word is well chosen since GM has gone so far as to take back by force the leased cars to DESTROY them !!!!!!!!!) or that I let myself go to my disgust with the human race: /
Note: did you know that it was this EV1 and these laws for zero emission cars that scared the Japanese and pushed them to move faster on their prius?
WHAT GACHIS anyway !!
The Ev1 worked wonderfully, but the oil lobbies / manufacturers / power group in place (it was after Bush's arrival that the coup de grace was given) preferred to say that the market did not want this small car 2 places with limited autonomy, but pushed for the sale of SUVs and other hummers, while the "market" did not want them more than that .... the difference being that the marketing was + "voluntary" for SUVs than for EV1.
Frankly it hurts to learn all this, to say that the US in the end are filled with sensible people, intelligent, but they are crushed by those who put money and power above all!
We could have 10 15% electric car on the US market, and therefore probably also by us by extension, we could have been 10 years ahead of battery technologies, or even solar panels on cars to lengthen the autonomy ... but no!
PS: if qq1 had the French ST for "who killed the electric car" that interests me, thank you