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Old 05-04-2010, 10:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Don't quote me on this. I remember hearing some GM exec say in a radio interview years ago that the EV1 cost them close to $80,000 to produce. This figure may have been massaged to reduce the public outcry when the cars were recalled.

I remember when I first read about the EV1, that it seemed like they were throwing more at it than necessary. I honestly think they may have hedged their bets on that car's development by throwing in expensive elements that weren't really necessary. Were they trying to muddy the water regarding the technology required for an EV?
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