[aprssig] Re: Bob Not Using His Own Advice?
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Sep 19 21:17:20 CDT 2007
Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Wow, was it a stimulating meeting. I sat at the same snack
> table as the USA Toyota and Honda reps. They never said a
> public word during the whole conference. Why should they, they
> were perfectly content to have everyone gloating over hybrid
> technology... And praises for finally bringing good hybrid
> technology to the USA.
> The GM rep was there and was on the Speakers podium and panel.
> It was a crime. All he did was make excuses after excuses as to
> why it was too hard, too expensive, would take too much
> investment, and they cannot afford to make small runs of only a
> few hundred thousand vehicles. They had to make millions of
> them to be cost effective. And besides, no one will buy them,
> no one is willing to pay for them, and if the price of gas goes
> back to $1 a gallon, then they will be stuck with them all
> unsold. They said, their customers don't want them.. I could
> cry. No wonder GM is bankrupt and going nowhere.
> It is just rediculuous that America (as represented by GM) still
> demands a GAS powered vehicle which costs 10 cents per mile to
> drive when an Electric Vehicle can run for 1 cent per mile. The
> economics are there! If we could just get Detroit out of the
> way, we might be able to quit sending a Billion Dollars a day
> to The Arabs for oil...
> But I digress...
> Bob, WB4APR
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