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      03-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
ENINTY
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Originally Posted by Q4P View Post
Not surprised at all actually...

A $40K electric car with a terrible range... this thing will end production before we know it.
With a 90+ MPGe rating from the EPA, GM will keep producing it. It helps offset all the Corvettes and Suburbans.

If corporate America and (bailed out) Wall Street could actully understand investment rather than quartley profit metrics, GM could reduce the price, sell the Volt at a loss until the production numbers reached a profitable level. Toyota did that with the Prius. It saw a great American technology, invested R&D in it, and after 20 years or so is recognized as the leader of hybrid tech, when TRW actually invented it in the early '70s.

Go blame the Harvard Business school.
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