Not likely, but if you do try it:
1. You'd make more profit selling bottled water and sea salt as
2. Aim for operations close to a hydrothermal vent, to get up to 7
ppm lithium. http://www.enclabs.com/lithium.html
The idiots have always been, and will always be stuck with lead
Which is of course why the people with Engineering-Technology
Economic Future brains
are still working on Adaptive Pv Cell Arrays. RISC++ ,Parallel
Processors, USB, XML,
CD+rw, DVD-rom DVD-ram, Post AT&T Fiber Optics, GPS,
AAVs, AUVs, Digital Terrain Mapping, Drones, Post McDonald's
Optical Computers, laser-guided lasers, Microwave Ovens,
On-Line Publishing, Neo Wind Energy, Biodiesel, Post Ford
and Post GM Robotics.
You've utterly missed the point of the Volt (and the Opel Flextreme and
hybrids in general). 40 miles is a sensible commuting distance. It doesn't
NEED to do more on battery power, so why make it more expensive (higher
battery replacement costs) and heavy (batteries are very heavy for their
energy density) for range you only use on long journeys when the ICE can
take over ?
The EV1 only sat TWO PEOPLE btw. Not exactly a practical car. It was also
economically totally unviable. The Volt is a compact but full-size car in
comparison. We don't know the cost yet but it WILL be lower in real terms
than the EV1.
"The Gen 1 cars got 55 to 75 miles (90 to 120 km) per charge with the
Delco-manufactured lead-acid batteries" btw.
No it's not. I used to commute 50 miles one way. That leaves me a little
short. If the Tesla can go 250 miles and the EV1 could go 100 on lead
acid, like I said, what's wrong with GM? You know they are
anti-electric. People who had EV1's loves them so they got taken away
and crushed. Had they gone into production they would have improved
The Volt will be prices at 40K+. You also know that GM COULD copy
Tesla's hand made car at 98K and mass produce them for 40K. I think
Exxon/Mobil's dick is too far up GM's butt.
Quite possibly, although I'm doubtful about the battery costs. But it's still a
2 seater. Besides GM can't buy ANYTHING right now least of all the rights to a
car they might not exist to manufacture.
Keep in mind that Graham is in England, a tiny little place. Forty miles is
half way across their country! His perspective is different than ours where
one county can be 20,000 sq miles.
Dumb Donkey doesn't understand US humor. "Oh, Yeah? Well, I had to
walk 25 miles one way to school. It snowed every other day, and it was
up hill in both directions!" Its something you tell a kid who is
complaining about something silly. This really fits with you because the
kids don't get it, either.
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