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Old 05-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
I don't think exoticars are good analogies in this discussion because EV1s were never sold at or above what they cost to make. And yes, EV1s were never "sold", period.

Question: Does anyone know the cost of EV1's when they were produced? Maybe I'll find out later in the book. How much did first Gen Insights cost to make?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say 40k-50k, I recall it being a high number. Mainly due to the technology and the very limited production run. These were probably hand assembled instead of assembly-lined like mainstream models.

Exotic cars do not count in "low sales" because they are all limited production cars. They're point is low sales.

Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Yeah, I laughed at the "sales" comment too.

What got my attention was the "unreliable" comment. I haven't really researched EV1s, but as noted above, I recall that the leasees were despondent when their cars were called back.

"EV2"- wouldn't that be nice? GM must have concluded it's a dead end... at least for these times...

P.S. Corvairs are awesome!
Volt isn't EV2?

Lets see how far it can go

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