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Old 02-28-2012, 11:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree that it would be better if GM was willing to license the technology to other manufacturers, but dictating a "reasonable" price is trouble. I will ignore the free market because I don't think GM deserves that right after the bailout, but if the government forces a price control on the tech, it will basically tell GM and Chrysler not to bother with that type of research anymore. Furthermore, GM can charge what they want, and competitors can either pay the price or they can massively increase battery research to stay competitive. Either one is good because it either encourages the biggest car maker in the world to continue on this route, or it will increase the spending on battery research, likely both.
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