I can see in this thread that we are suffering more selective memory here. I even see someone claimed that GM lied to the customers? The cold hard truth is this. This car was a lease from the start over a limited time. It was not a perfected car by any means and had much in common with the Turbine Chryslers of the 60's. For the time it was as good of an EV as there was but that does not mean it was a great car. It fit some peoples needs but not most. It was very expensive to build and if sold no one would have bought it. To keep these things on the streets would have done more damage to the future of not only GM but EV cars in general as they were not fully ready for the real world yet. Technology here was just starting to ramp up and there was much to learn yet. Even today there are many things still being sorted out. I still see some like to debate the clean or not clean status and emissions. The automakers are now looking to the EV as a path to more profits in the future over the ever growing expense of ICE products and development. The auto companies are not out to save trees but to add to the profits and stability of their companies. Some like GM not only in cars but also selling and licensing of tech to other companies. The future of EV autos is more economic than anything else. As these cars get developed the cost will drop and as they improve the prices will stay the same or decrease in some areas much like most electronics today. Also what they learn here can and may be adapted to other tech fields. Hey if an automaker comes up with the better battery they will make more money on it than the cars they sell just to the cell phone industry alone.
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