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September 05, 2010

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Carl Schwab

Dave,
I like your blog and find nothing wrong in what you are writing. As you know in 1995 I test drove an IMPACT/EV1 for nearly 3 weeks, made daily logs and attended weekly test drivers meetings. Generally most drivers loved the car BUT all thought of it as a "second car". When the car was delivered to my home it was accompanied with a GM engineer as my contact for any questions. He indicated that GM, in quantities 100,000, could manufacture the EV1 for $16,500 manufacturing cost. I placed on order for the EV1 when manufacturing would start. NEVER HAPPENED. The demise of the EV1 took about 6 years but GM decided it would NOT enter a niche’ market. And they defined as “niche'” anything that would not replace the family car. So Marty Kanner is right that Ecars are great “second cars”. And in some way explains why the VOLT is like it is------I guess GM sees it as competing for family car replacement. BUT the price is insane. That GM pricing philosopher explains the irrational prices of any of their 2-mode hybrids.
Carl Schwab.

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