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GM exec: Company to announce more battery plants this week

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By TOM KRISHER and JENNA FRYER

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GM could have been the world leader if it hadn't bulldozed all of its EV1's in the 90's. The cars were leased, and were getting popular so they gathered them all up and trashed them.

Hopefully all the dinosaurs of Who Killed the Electric Car? the documentary that documented GM's 180 on EV's then won't do that again today. I think now they realize ev's are here to stay. Glad they are making the attempt but what a waste of time though, literally a generation

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Glad they are making the attempt but what a waste of time though, literally a generation

The market for them wasn't there. They were semi-popular in a few big coastal urban areas but in places where many of us live the range just wasn't enough and getting them fixed would have been a huge headache. Even now owning a Tesla out here means a two hour drive to the nearest dealer. Nobody out here can work on them. Winters here are cold and battery warmers use up half the charge. No company has found a way to speed up charging enough to make EVs practical for long trips (which is pretty much every big Costo run for those of us in outlying areas). EVs remain a tough sell outside of big cities.

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