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GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says
Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2013 4:57 PM EDT | Tom Krisher

Posted on 09/16/2013 8:16:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, a top company executive said.

Vice President of Global Product Development Doug Parks wouldn’t say when or if such a car will be built, however. …

The 200-mile car would cost about the same as the current Volt, and it would match the range and be far cheaper than Tesla Motors’ $71,000, all-electric Model S. The Model S can go up to 265 miles on a single charge. …

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KEYWORDS: 200miles; electriccar; gm; governmentmotors
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Still hasn’t gotten out of “development hell”, as they might say in Hollyweird? Their CEO said the exact same thing last year.
1 posted on 09/16/2013 8:16:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

200 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWOWWOWOW....

lol.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 8:17:23 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Olog-hai
That's nothing. I'm actually working on pulling out flying monkeys from my arse. Right in my garage!

And no union activity either!

3 posted on 09/16/2013 8:18:25 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Olog-hai

Give me one that can get 400 miles on a charge and will recharge in the time it takes to fill the tank.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

There are two dimensions.

1. How far does it go - 200 miles? Not impressed.
2. How long does it take to charge it? Three days? Fagetaboutit.


5 posted on 09/16/2013 8:19:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

They’ve been trying to produce a “useful” electric car since 1900. Stuck on stupid!!


6 posted on 09/16/2013 8:19:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FreedomStar3028

Mileage may vary if you use...

the Air Conditioner,

or the heater,

or the radio,

or the windows,

or the GPS,

or the headlights......


7 posted on 09/16/2013 8:21:13 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Olog-hai

Tesla is like, “lulz...”


8 posted on 09/16/2013 8:21:55 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, and some people are working on room temperature fusion and immortality. I’m writing a novel that’ll sell 100 million copies, too.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 8:22:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, elec cars are getting better, but practical?

They don’t do well in the 115 degree s/w deserts or the Minnisota cold. They do quite well in places San Francisco, Hollywood, etc.


10 posted on 09/16/2013 8:24:16 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t care if it will go 500 miles i ain’t driving an electric junker!


11 posted on 09/16/2013 8:25:53 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly! Even at 200 miles, unless you can recharge in less than ten minutes for another 200 miles, it is nothing but a toy for the ultra wealthy who can afford a status symbol as well as a car that actually is functional.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 8:30:02 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: digger48

If you remove the windshield, then you won’t need windshield wipers.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 8:31:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Olog-hai
Government Motors is having a little trouble selling the electric model they have, even heavily subsidized by taxpayer largess
14 posted on 09/16/2013 8:34:19 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Sacajaweau
They’ve been trying to produce a “useful” electric car since 1900. Stuck on stupid!!

Yep. I've never understood why some of the worst ideas, (Marxism, for example, and electric cars,) are the most persistent.

15 posted on 09/16/2013 8:36:53 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Give me one that can get 400 miles on a charge and will recharge in the time it takes to fill the tank."

Yup...show me an electric pickup that gets the same performance as my F-150 4x4, with the same off-road capabilities, costs the same or less to maintain, has a 400-mile per charge range, recharges as quickly as a fill-up, doesn't crap out in the cold weather, and costs the same or less than other conventional pickups, and I'd consider it. Oh yeah, and isn't heavily subsidized on the backs of the 53%.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

16 posted on 09/16/2013 8:41:39 PM PDT by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Olog-hai

I get twice that from my Camry — city driving. And my “recharge time” at the fuel pump is about 11 hours and 57 minutes less.


17 posted on 09/16/2013 8:43:31 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Olog-hai

they’re having a little trouble with the 200 mile extension cord, however


18 posted on 09/16/2013 8:46:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Olog-hai

I have a flux capacitor. You people are so back to the future.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 8:46:51 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Here is a picture of the 200 mile prototype


20 posted on 09/16/2013 8:59:50 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Olog-hai
Until an electric car can be produced that is BETTER IN EVERY WAY to gasoline powered cars, I will not waste my time listening.

None of this trade-off BS. BETTER IN EVERY WAY!

21 posted on 09/16/2013 9:09:30 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Honda is now selling on a limited basis a fuel cell technology car that has a 240 mile range. The car is the Honda FCX Clarity. According to the website...
http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/

“About 200 vehicles will be leased over the next three years, primarily in Southern California.”

More here about them.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2013/07/02/fuel-cell-cars-back-in-the-limelight-as-gm-honda-team-up-on-mission-to-attack-costs/

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/transportation/2013/08/hydrogen_fuel_cell_cars_honda_s_clarity_and_toyota_models_use_zero_emission.html

http://autos.yahoo.com/green_center-article_218/

http://www.dailytech.com/GM+Honda+Team+Up+for+Fuel+Cell+Vehicle+Technology/article31884.htm


22 posted on 09/16/2013 9:10:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s more than just “some.”


23 posted on 09/16/2013 9:11:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Olog-hai

200 miles per charge, EEYUP. So it would only take me 3 or 4 days to get from SoCal to my farm instead of the regular 12 hours huh.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 9:20:24 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can I pre-order a copy of your 100 million copy best seller?
Love to add it to my library.


25 posted on 09/16/2013 9:23:32 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: USNBandit

picking up, or dropping off?


26 posted on 09/16/2013 9:26:29 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

It’s a matched set. Welded together.


27 posted on 09/16/2013 9:33:23 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Jim from C-Town

The ultra wealthy and those that “really care” about the environment. Makes me want to go crank up the hemi and let it run in the driveway for about 4 hours. My grass and trees and shrubs will love me for it. They “think” (see Boulder CO granting right to life to these items) it’s yummy.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 9:34:57 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Olog-hai

people here are missing the point,

as far as energy delivered to the wheels,

gasoline cost four to ten times as much
as electricity


29 posted on 09/16/2013 9:45:02 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: RockyTx

“people here are missing the point,

as far as energy delivered to the wheels,

gasoline cost four to ten times as much
as electricity”

You must price your steaks based on the cost of a bottle of A-1.

I’ll bet you probably buy cars based on brand like, oh say a Honda, and never really discover the true cost of ownership when compared to other reliable cars that cost half as much and save twice as much... merely because of “trade in value”.

Keep up the “good work”.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 10:28:32 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: FreedomStar3028

200 miles, and in-between you plug it in 50 times. Another idiotic libtard idea.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 10:29:51 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I’m also “working” on a 3000 mile car that runs on bullsh*t. I will try to get that imaginary car close to any DNC convention to power it.


32 posted on 09/16/2013 10:31:14 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana
I will try to get that imaginary car close to any DNC convention to power it.

You can get plenty from any RNC Convention as well.

33 posted on 09/16/2013 10:33:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RockyTx
gasoline cost four to ten times as much as electricity

It takes me three minutes to fill my gasoline tank, which gives me 400 miles city driving. It would take me four hours to charge an electric car on a 240 volt line (12 hours on a 120).

Time is money. Do the math.

34 posted on 09/16/2013 10:40:02 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: wku man
Yup...show me an electric pickup that gets the same performance as my F-150 4x4, with the same off-road capabilities, costs the same or less to maintain, has a 400-mile per charge range, recharges as quickly as a fill-up, doesn't crap out in the cold weather, and costs the same or less than other conventional pickups, and I'd consider it. Oh yeah, and isn't heavily subsidized on the backs of the 53%.

Produce such a machine and you'll be the richest man in the world.

35 posted on 09/16/2013 10:45:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Standing Wolf

“Yep. I’ve never understood why some of the worst ideas, (Marxism, for example, and electric cars,) are the most persistent.”

Maybe because the big oil companies have bought up the patents and then stored them in a dark warehouse in the desert.

Guess that doesn’t work too well for Marxism.

So maybe they’re both just bad ideas.


36 posted on 09/16/2013 10:52:57 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Up Yours Marxists

wrong.

I don’t like my money going to Exxon or OPEC.


37 posted on 09/16/2013 11:25:35 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: ModelBreaker

As for the persistence of the idea of an electric car,I think it’s to satisfy environmentalist wackos’ concern for the pollution (ignoring the fact that electricity largely comes form coal-fed power plants) and the auto manufacturers’ attempt to get out from under ever-more-onerous fuel-economy regulations applied to gasoline-powered vehicles.


38 posted on 09/17/2013 2:28:37 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Olog-hai

Is 200 miles the lifetime range of the batteries?


39 posted on 09/17/2013 2:34:48 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bet they are looking for a 200 mile hill.


40 posted on 09/17/2013 3:36:19 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow..a 200 mile electric car...

How do you get around corners....?

Hey, that’s what the headline says.....!


41 posted on 09/17/2013 3:46:34 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: digger48

“Mileage may vary if you use...
the Air Conditioner,
or the heater,
or the radio,
or the windows,
or the GPS,
or the headlights......

Yeah, or drive over 30mph. I’m wondering what my mileage per charge would be on one of my periodic trips from Dallas to El Paso - at 70+mph, with ac cranked up and sound system blasting. My guess is I might make it to Weatherford.....


42 posted on 09/17/2013 4:03:40 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: RockyTx
gasoline cost four to ten times as much as electricity

Electricity isn't immune from the laws of supply and demand. Electricity prices are already on the rise do to green stupidity that requires non producing windmills that create an artificial rise in demand. Dump all cars into the mix and prices will be many times what gasoline costs.

If you don't like giving your money to EXXON and OPEC, buy a horse and eliminate all petroleum based products from your life.
43 posted on 09/17/2013 4:50:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

In 2011, the BBC did an article on driving an EV Mini from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, in just four DAYS. In 1830, the express coach between the two cities got job done in two days with 50 stops to change horses (2 minutes per stop). The total time the coach was idle was about 1.5 hours out of 48.

Go here for the details of this electric vehicle adventure in impracticality: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8262095/London-to-Edinburgh-by-electric-car-it-was-quicker-by-stagecoach.html


44 posted on 09/17/2013 5:12:34 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Olog-hai
The Model S can go up to 265 miles on a single charge.

"Up to" are the key words here.

45 posted on 09/17/2013 7:02:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: RockyTx

...and electricity is free?


46 posted on 09/17/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Olog-hai

Blah blah blah.

This is more old style nonsense.

The VOLT is actually a unique car, in that it runs on gas or batteries.

It’s not yet efficient, but I give the VOLT praises for the combination.

The VOLT will be improved, and will continue to approach a good marketing cross at some time.

Not this thing.


47 posted on 09/17/2013 7:20:30 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Olog-hai

I had an ‘89 Jetta diesel that would go 750+ miles on a full tank. I bought it for $250 with 100K miles on it and drove it another 200K miles with no major repairs. Most practical car I’ve ever owned.


48 posted on 09/17/2013 7:26:17 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

no, but the effective price
of gasoline is four to ten times that of electricity


49 posted on 09/17/2013 3:41:40 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: Olog-hai

How much tax dollars will they get for this one??


50 posted on 09/17/2013 3:42:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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