by ‘them’ i mean the big 3. Seriously. If they tried to make a better car, they wouldn’t be in this mess. I have sympathy for all the workers who are getting canned, losing their pensions, having factories shut down… But fuck the Big 3. They chose to stick with a post WW2, ‘American Dream’ mentality, instead of thinking of the future. They chose to give the people bigger, less-fuel efficient autos, instead of saying ‘You know what? Grow up and stop acting like you are OWED something.” They chose to not make anything that would compete with the Nissans, Hondas and other non-American auto makers were giving. (People DO watch their pocketbooks, now as well as say… 10 years ago.)
I say let them fail and give THIS guy the billions to start making cars. Made in America, with American Ingenuity.
Then there’s also Tesla. Take your pick.
also : Let’s not get into the debate/discussion about battery life and the drain on the grid. The grid needs to be overhauled, we all know it. It’s part of ‘infrastructure’ that Obama guy keeps blabbing on about. And don’t get started on battery life either. If Apple can make 80 gigs of music that fit on a postage stamp sized device, those guys can develop a better battery. Nuff said.by