posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 02:56 PM
So yesterday my husband and I were watching who killed the electric car. I know, a day late and a dollar short.
But it was absolutely fascinating none the less, and I watched it with my mouth open.
This isn't another thread to debate the movie, there already has been one.
But given the time lapse, and current events, some things can be debated.
Have we recently witnessed a international monster game of chess?
Did the oil companies strong arm the automotive industry to killing the ev, and then only to turn around and backstab the automotive industry by
manipulating the market till gas hit 4$ a gallon? Forcing Americans to be dependant on fuel, then jacking the prices for record profits?
I would like to say that I am sure the oil companies cushioned the car companies, but since GM, the ones who killed the ev in the first place, is in
the red, I don't think that is the case.
Is GM kicking itself now? Considering they only had to wait a few more years for the cars to sell like hotcakes? Considering hybrids now have a six
month waiting list? That the hybrids sales are slumping, just because there are none to sell?
Can GM and Toyota re invent the ev, and bring it back? Or are they still being held by the oil company.
And doesn't anyone else just see the irony that Arnold S. is governor of California, who is trying to be the flagship for the green movement. When
A.S. is responsible for making the hummer, and hence the H2, a recreational vehicle.
Does he ever slap his forehead when he sees an H2 roll by?
Has he taken responsibility for it?