Why did GM crush all EV1 vehicles

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Why did GM crush all EV1 vehicles?

by moveforward on May 20,

Who killed the EV1?

Even to day there are rumours, mistruths and surrounding General Motors and the now EV1 electric vehicle of the day. was an electric vehicle which had a capacity in excess of 100 miles, than some of the modern-day vehicles, and was introduced in a blaze of in 1996 only to be withdrawn in and all vehicles crushed. So, why did GM crush all EV1

The reality is that we will get to the bottom of the reason my General decided to effectively crush the vehicle market and what was the push to market in 1996 had turned sour by 1999. we will now take a look at of the facts of the day to see exactly what on.

Lack of demand

Many vehicles individuals and groups suggest time and time that there was a lack of for the EV1 when in reality General mentioned on numerous occasions it be able to lease as many as it make. Demand for this was enormous and 1996, when feedback was received from buyers, this demand to grow.

It was too expensive to produce

Again, the of the EV1 has been and continues to be a focal of those who dismissed electric at the time. Despite the fact General Motors had invested a amount of money in this project, which had been for many years, there was enough demand to make a argument in favour of continuing electric vehicles. If the cost of an EV1 was too compared to the leasing price, why did the even begin to manufacture

Quote from ElectricForum.com. I this video of Martin O the Governor of Maryland, driving the EV at the GM s Baltimore operations yesterday. is the first official production car for GM (the EV1 was not available to the public) and are building the electric motors and at the Baltimore facility.

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The California Air Resources Board had no

The California Air Resources Board did in the eyes of many people a very important role in the of the EV1 back in 1996. Under from the Environmental Protection a US federal agency, to reduce emissions the board introduced the emission vehicle directive to emissions by the federal government s of 10%. Quite simply, made it compulsory for 10% of all vehicles in California to be zero emission – simples!

This all began very helping to introduce the EV1 to the marketplace, but a of changes in personnel and the introduction of a oil-based US government is rumoured by to have forced CARB to its initial guidelines under of legal action . Quite who was this potential legal has never been revealed but experts believe the oil companies had say in this particular development.

Despite the fact there was for the EV1 for some reason GM decided to all vehicles as opposed to sell outright. There was an argument for them to customers with the of improving the technology going and offering free upgrades but was really the reason?

The truth is that we will know why GM suddenly decided to and crush all EV1 vehicles and why indeed the decided to lease rather sell outright. Arguments regards to journey capacity been blown out of the water and the that GM actually acquired the company which supplied the for the EV1 is another mystery. Some believe that GM never intended to improve or fully the new nickel battery power for the EV1 and was indeed looking to stifle in electric vehicles and crush the Then again, don’t we all a conspiracy theory ?

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