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GM and Chevron Oil cooperated to kill the Electric car

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Why are Electric car batteries not made in

To find out why, you have to GM and oil company propaganda that batteries are needed for plug-in

The only proven EV batteries, the successful, are Nickel Metal (NiMH). NiMH is controlled by an oil Chevron, which sued to their use in plug-in cars. the successor to Standard Oil of California, with GM to suppress the use of these batteries, suing Toyota to production of the only Electric car to the general public by a major company.


The Roger B. Smith, at the time CEO, developed the EV1 in secret, and it may cost him his job.

After the Air Resources Board (CARB) to force GM to make the EV1, GM years sabotaging and then it.

The EV1 was originally desiged to run on lead-acid even though it only had 100 range, about 5000 loved the Impact test which was the prototype for the later

GM heard about a much battery, Nickel Metal (NiMH); Electric cars with primitive NiMH had more than 200 miles


In GM bought control of the exclusive patent rights to NiMH its inventor, Ovonics. The rights then vested in a company GM-Ovonics. GM claimed that the batteries were not viable and not run the EV1.

In Nov. 1996, GM the EV1 with defective Delco batteries. These were and only gave 60 miles

In Mar. 1997, Toyota and brought out small SUV Electric with over 120 miles and with very reliable batteries. These were the and HondaEV.

CARB forced GM to their bad Delco lead-acid to much better PSB EV-EC1260 batteries, because CARB realized that GM was trying to the Electric car. With the batteries, the range improved to 100 miles, and the batteries were reliable. GM then issued a recall of all lead-acid EV1, and crushing them.

CARB also forced GM to a version of the EV1 with NiMH it only had 140 miles EPA certified but it was in high demand. The last one was in late 2000. But the election of Bush in Nov.

2000 the need for GM to pretend to comply, and GM production of the EV1. No more leased, and GM started crushing

Upcoming Republican control of EPA the need for CARB to force makers to produce Electric With the pressure gone, makers started crushing cars, including the HondaEV and


On Oct. 10, 2000, GM sold of GM-Ovonics, and the NiMH batteries it to Texaco.

On Oct. 16, 2000, Texaco it was merging into Chevron Oil of California), taking control of the Electric car batteries with it.

renamed GM-Ovonics as Chevron-Ovonics SYStems (COBASYS). In 2001, filed suit against and others, claiming violations of its rights.

In Mar. 2002, perhaps in reaction to the lawsuit, the only modern car company to an Electric car, the Toyota for sale to the general public.

In 2002, Toyota abruptly the program and stopped selling RAV4-EV.

Less than a later, in Dec. 2002, and Toyota announced a settlement had been reached in which paid $30 million to Cobasys and Toyota was licensed to produce too small to allow plugging-in, for the Toyota Prius.

From date, no plug-in car has been using NiMH batteries; and Toyota discourage volunteer from adding batteries to Prius and other hybrids so they can plug in.

Toyota ceased production of the large-format NiMH battery powered the Toyota RAV4-EV, and ceased production of the Toyota No more of these NiMH can be purchased at any price for any reason, not for replacement in the existing Toyota


To this Chevron’s unit Cobasys control of the NiMH batteries; for reason, it is believed necessary for car to try to make Lithium batteries Lithium is much more than NiMH, doesn’t as long, and has no recycle value. are measured by life-cycle cost of Lithium is about six times as as NiMH or lead-acid.

While no Electric car has gone more 50,000 miles without battery degradation, there are of Toyota RAV4-EV in the hands of the many of which have than 100,000 miles. All are in use, still running.

Lithium perhaps will day work; but the only proven EV are lead-acid and the far superior NiMH.

odd that, in this time of a energy emergency, car makers are not in of the NiMH battery that need to make Electric

It’s true that an oil worked with GM to sequester batteries, and that the oil company retains ownership of the patent aggressively defending them any use for plug-in cars.

Why is it so important? If you buy a plug-in car, you could use the you save by NOT buying gas to pay for your solar system. This is not it’s fact for hundreds of RAV4-EV drivers who plug in EVs for slow charging at night, credits from their peak production of excess

Not only do they get to drive for after the solar system is for, they also get household electric for free, of cost and free of pollution.

If there were plug-in for sale, solarizing America be self-financing; the only loser be Chevron, as the money that went to buy oil and spread pollution went to pay for rooftop distributed power.

Doug Korthof

on Life Cycle Cost:

cost of ownership is a compendium of costs:

1. Original price

2. (running) cost

3. Scrap or credit/charge

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