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Old 01-25-2020, 08:40 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 01-25-2020, 12:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Actually GM, Ford, and Chrylser are all heath health care companies.
Heath died in 2008 and so almost did Big Auto. They're on life support now.
Good editorial eye. I missed it.
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Old 01-25-2020, 04:38 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Good editorial eye. I missed it.
Funny, apparently my spell check has gone to the shotgun approach at fixing what my fat thumbs are inputting on my phone.
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Old 01-25-2020, 05:06 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Dad used to say that he didn't need to know how to spell, he had spellcheck.

Imagine getting wrong, but correctly-spelled, words for "shirt" and "public."
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Imagine getting wrong, but correctly-spelled, words for "shirt" and "public."
"B_i_t_c_h_u_t_e" is a cromulent word, but Alphabet/Google/Ecomodder disrespect it. Try it and see!
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Just think if the big 5 auto manufacturers would have gotten off their asses and made decent electric vehicles and never allowed tesla to get their foot in the door the 3.5% fuel economy mandate would mean nothing to them.
GM definitely had the technology back around 2006-2008 but just decided not to use it.
Nissan definitely had the technology but decided to put out a cheaper dumbed down version of it. Nissan actually has a liquid cooled pack that goes into their little electric work van.
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Just think if the big 5 auto manufacturers would have gotten off their asses and made decent electric vehicles and never allowed tesla to get their foot in the door the 3.5% fuel economy mandate would mean nothing to them.
GM definitely had the technology back around 2006-2008 but just decided not to use it.
Nissan definitely had the technology but decided to put out a cheaper dumbed down version of it. Nissan actually has a liquid cooled pack that goes into their little electric work van.
That time-frame was too soon for lithium-ion technology, plus it takes a good 5 years to respond to drastic changes such as high fuel prices and the crashing economy.

Even with a $7,500+ government subsidy, EVs aren't selling like hotcakes. They need to get better, and our perception of what we need in a daily commuter needs to get more realistic. Plus, people are bad/intimidated of math.
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Humanity is doomed as long as people think that $60,000 pickups are ideal for commuting.
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Idiots who pay $60k for a pickup support a lot of jobs, so there's a positive. The other major positive is that a $60k pickup is a major red flag for antisocial behavior and low IQ.
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The other major positive is that a $60k pickup is a major red flag for antisocial behavior and low IQ.
They're commies? How is that a positive?

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