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Old 10-05-2008, 01:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
Hyper-competitive? But what were/are they competing on? Not fuel economy, that's for sure.

You could ask the same question about a lot of things. How come Detroit has never offered a real sports car? How come it doesn't build small pickups or vans? Why did GM drop the electric car? How come nobody ever offered hybrids before Honda & Toyota? There were working experimental models in the 70s: Godfather of the Hybrid
Fantastic article. I never knew about any of this. I thought hybrids only happened on paper in the universities in the 1980's.


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