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Posted on 07/14/2010 5:43:24 PM PDT by Steelfish
Mich. Gov: Electric Cars to Create 62, 000 Jobs July 14, 2010
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the next generation of electric cars and their batteries will create 62,000 jobs in the state over the next decade.
Granholm made the prediction Wednesday, a day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit a groundbreaking ceremony for a battery plant outside Grand Rapids.
Granholm says the new jobs demonstrate the need for federal and state investment in private industry. She says the partnership with federal government is the key to manufacturing in the U.S.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing says more than 5 million manufacturing jobs have been lost in the U.S. since 2000, with Midwestern states hit particularly hard.
Obama has set a goal of putting 1 million plug-in hybrid vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015.
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This moron is truly Stuck On Stupid.
What more is there to say.
If that creates 62,000 jobs, investors in my skittle pooping unicorn ranch are gonna be rich.
And JHC - 62k jobs is freaking ....less (fill in the blank with multiple expletives).
Who is going to build the extra electric generating capacity to recharge these vehicles? Think Solar? Think wind?
Wow. A double duckie.
You don’t see those every day.
No, silly. You just mount a windmill on the top of the car, and as it moves it turns the windmill which turns a generator which charges the battery which powers the electric motor which moves the car. Simple. /s
Nobody is going to buy them!!!
I live in Michigan, now I think I can honestly say that Jenny has finally “blown me away”!
I feel sorry for all the smart blondes out there, because she sure gives them a bad reputation.
We michiganders have the greatest sense of humor because that’s all that’s left.
They will have 62,000 government subsidized jobs to produce 100 battery powered cars per year that no one will buy but the government.
Desperate times call for "grasping at straws" statements such as this.
I want to make sure that I understand what your saying. According to Michigan Live Michigan has lost over 315,000 jobs in 8 years. Your announcement of creating 62,000 jobs over 10 years is sill the hill you want to stand on at a time like this? You are touting the creation of 19% of the lost jobs over 10 year when 5 times that were lost in the last 8 years?
Talk about aiming low.
Does Jennifer say how much it’s going to cost the other 49 States to buy them 62,000 jobs making electric cars?
She also insisted that she had invented the question mark and before her invention only periods were used which resulted in mass confusion.
Snip: According to a report from the UKs Glass Guide that Autocar picked up this week, a typical electric vehicle will retain only 10 percent of its value after five years of ownership, compared to gas and diesel-fueled counterparts retaining 25 percent of their value in that time period (h/t Autoguide).
so true, at least they can’t tax that!! BTW, I’m a member of ICaucus, and they have been vetting candidates all over the state, sending interviews to their members for review and endorsements. You have a great guy in Tim Walberg!
I see the Walberg ads have been running all day today. I couldn’t ask for a better man.
Lets not forget that she was economic advisor on the Obama transition team.
I guarantee the white house is going to snatch her up as soon as she finishes with us here in Michigan. MUHAAAAHAHAHAHA
Who do you like for Governor?
I really don’t know who I like for governor at this point. Obviously it won’t be anyone perfect. Probably anybody but Snyder.
So glad she’s leaving!
I’m torn between Hoekstra, who is my rep, and Bouchard. Cox comes across as Smarmy, Tom George as angry (imagine his bedside manner as your doctor! Snyder seems like he’s too good to lower himself to interact with potential voters.
Bouchard has come out in support of a right to work law and that should give him a bump among many of us.
All the many decades of the US being the manufacturing giant of the world using capitalism and the free market, and only now does the brilliance of Grandholm tell us that we were doing it wrong all this time.
Well as the oil spews into the gulf, Debbie Stupidcow is demanding that Canada stop drilling under the great lakes. Unfortunately we’re stuck with both idiot senators for a few more years.
How many backorders do they have for these gems? Welcome to the Soviet Union.
Pray for America
So the 62,000 jobs come from the number of people who it will take to tear down the manufacturing plant in a few years? Maybe they could put cute little windmills on the cars.
Its gonna be A “Job-splosion”.
Really? I refer you to the documentary “ Who Killed the Electric Car” where it was shown that there was a huge waiting list to least the electric cars in Ca. during the 90’s.People love them for many reasons. Number one I would say is it costs about $2.00 for a 100 mile charge up! Now there is commercial fast charging stations that can recharge fully for another 120 miles in 15 minutes. Electric motors are so vastly superior but have been held back due to high maintenance profits with the internal combustion engine. There were many electric cars on the road before the oil discoveries here. Too bad it has taken so long to advance in such an obvious way!
You want to back up that erroneous statement with some documentation? Last I read about proposed fast charging stations is that they will recharge at most up to 80 percent capacity, or 80 miles, after 30 minutes. Anything better than that will blow up the battery packs and electronics.
There is ZERO demand for electric vehicles no matter how much money the government subsidies it. You still need electricity to power the cars, and the last time I looked, Obama is against new nuclear power and coal plants.
Granholm is a complete idiot. All states should require that their Governor must be natural-born citizens of that state, so that socialists like Granholm and Arnold don't get elected.
Read down into the story you will see reference to the DC to DC charging system for a full charge in 5-15 minutes. Sorry, electric cars are arriving and people will buy them up fast! We are sick of being ripped off by the wildly flucuating prices of gas mostly due to market manipulations. Plus the fact that OUR ENEMIES are benefiting big time from us buying thier oil.
Do you want to back up your misinformed post with a oops, or sorry??
hehe...I am kidding around a bit...
Want to bet?
With cap and tax and other energy production killing schemes such as closing down coal production there won’t be any electricity that will be cheap enough for anyone to want to buy an electric car. How do people think electricity is produced? It’s mostly coal and oil fired plants you morons.
Since he is pulling the numbers out of his ass, he could have went ahead and said it will create 100 million jobs.
I am a proponent of electric vehicles. However, we need to stick to facts. A few years ago, they were promising 10 minute recharge times. A couple years ago, 15 minute recharges. This year, 30 minute recharges, and only an 80 percent recharge. That’s in the U.S.A.
That article you referenced is in Asia, for taxis, and burns out the batteries. You think Americans will go for electric cars that burn out their batteries after a few recharges, at $10,000 a battery pack?
Nissan is on the right track. They’re attempting to build infrastructure for electric cars, but are also educating people about the limitations of electric vehicles. Gasoline powered vehicles are going to remain our best option. Gasoline is still our most efficient mobile power supply.
Since BO is going to shut down coal production and oil production for the coal and oil fired generating plants how the hell do you think electricity will be generated to power those fast recharding stations? Maybe we can all attach a hose to our asses and run personal gas-fired generators. Yeah, that’s the answer. I don’t care who buys electric cars but good luck making it work under current conditions.
That would be "gasoline without ethanol is still our most efficient mobile power supply."
And that will be true for the foreseeable future -- regardless of what Zero, Pelosi and the other idiots running the country have convinced themselves of..
Gasoline without ethanol, correct! I recall talking with a liberal last year, him saying that gasoline powered cars would disappear in 5 years. Liberals are brainless.