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Old December 7th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #17
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GM's rebuttal...

http://www.gm.com/company/onlygm/fastlane_Blog_2.html

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Lastly, because the movie made some harsh criticisms of GM for discontinuing the EV1, let me set the record straight:

* GM spent more than $1 billion developing the EV1 including significant sums on marketing and incentives to develop a mass market for it.
* Only 800 vehicles were leased during a four-year period.
* No other major automotive manufacturer is producing a pure electric vehicle for use on public roads and highways.
* A waiting list of 5,000 only generated 50 people willing to follow through to a lease.
* Because of low demand for the EV1, parts suppliers quit making replacement parts making future repair and safety of the vehicles difficult to nearly impossible.
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