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Spain's electric car sales off target
BBC ^ | August 10, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 08/11/2010 6:39:35 AM PDT by Islander7

Spain's plans to have 2,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2010 have been dealt a blow as figures showed just 16 have been sold.

The government-backed REVE electric car and wind power project said 15 cars had been sold so far this year, in addition to one last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; ecology; efv; electricity; energy; greenjobs; spain
It aims to have 250,000 electric and hybrid vehicles in circulation by 2014.

REVE played down the poor sales

1 posted on 08/11/2010 6:39:37 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

So they’re gonna build MORE losers??


2 posted on 08/11/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Islander7

>The government-backed REVE electric car and wind power project said 15 cars had been sold so far this year, in addition to one last year.

hahahahahaha subsidize it MORE with money that you don’t have, ok?!?


3 posted on 08/11/2010 6:44:16 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Islander7

Over here, our messiah will order everyone to buy a Volt.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 6:45:05 AM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Islander7

5 posted on 08/11/2010 6:46:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: bill1952

Breaking wind power?


6 posted on 08/11/2010 6:46:34 AM PDT by steve8714 (Our long national nightmare is over. We can resume our proper disdain for soccer.)
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To: dynachrome

I got a letter yesterday from some California agency telling me that I am a bad citizen for continuing to drive my 1986 Explorer and I should go buy a new car (I kid you not!). I’m surprised it didn’t tell to appear at the appointed place and time to purchase my new Obama Dolt.


7 posted on 08/11/2010 6:48:51 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Islander7

This is the real reason Michelle Antoinette went to Spain:

0bammy sent her. He wants to impose the Spanish Electric Car program on the USA.


8 posted on 08/11/2010 6:50:54 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Islander7
Sure, focus on the negative... Is the glass .8% full (16/2000) or is it 99.2% empty?

Could still make it... Selling approximately 14 per day for the rest of the year will push 'em over the top....
9 posted on 08/11/2010 6:56:52 AM PDT by BWDog
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To: BWDog

There’s optimistic then there is delusional.

(Your /s was missing, but I got your point)


10 posted on 08/11/2010 6:59:57 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The CARB agency?


11 posted on 08/11/2010 7:01:32 AM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Islander7

I had a practical electric car when I was a kid. It was a slot car. Maybe we can get Willie to start pumping for installed electric slots throughout the nation and then all we would need is a chassis, wheels and electric motor to drive. I am sure it is about as doable as building more train tracks.


12 posted on 08/11/2010 7:02:58 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Islander7

Off target?

Sounds like the sales are virtually nonexistent.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 7:03:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Islander7

Gives new meaning to the term “off target”

More like “can’t find the range”


14 posted on 08/11/2010 7:04:45 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Islander7

bump


15 posted on 08/11/2010 7:10:58 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Islander7

In true liberal fashion, this means they will produce a lot more cars and then whine about not selling them.
When a liberal “solution” fails, as it always does, liberals always propose a strengthening of the same liberal solution that failed, which then fails, leading to .... etc


16 posted on 08/11/2010 7:16:27 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: dynachrome

Wasn’t CARB. I left the letter at work and I don’t recall. I am going to scan and post it. Absolutely pathetic — everybody is broke or out of work because of totally failed governments all around us, and they have the gall to send out letters telling us to purchase new cars. It just about sent me around the bend.


17 posted on 08/11/2010 7:17:06 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Islander7
15 cars had been sold so far this year, in addition to one last year.

And if you ran it through the scary Pelosi Mind Machine, it would come out something like this...

"Our Environmental Transportation and Green Jobs Growth Initiative has been very successful...in one year we have increased the number of enviro-friendly cars on the road by 1500%!"

18 posted on 08/11/2010 7:21:49 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: BWDog

Great outlook! Put another way, in the manner the US MSM would report this news. “Electric Car Sales Explode - 1500% Increase in Yearly Sales”


19 posted on 08/11/2010 7:23:46 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Islander7
Maggie's drawers.
20 posted on 08/11/2010 7:28:45 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Very soon you’ll have a knock from a CA gubmint bureaucrat with an armed police escort who will drag your 1986 Explorer away and in return give a $1,000 rebate on a Government Motors Dolt.


21 posted on 08/11/2010 7:33:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That is EXACTLY what that letter smacked of. It said “You aren’t required to do anything” but the unwritten subtext is exactly what you say.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 7:37:04 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds like the sales are virtually nonexistent.

You know it's bad when they have to go two years back and re-count the ONE CAR sold that year to improve their count to 16.

23 posted on 08/11/2010 7:38:40 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Have you thought of writing a reply back? You could start a vanity thread on FR by posting the text of the letter and asking for responses to it. After everyone has had their say write up a snarky reply to those bureaucratic idiots but first post what you plan to send for comments and criticisms. Once you get the final copy written post it on the same thread, send it to those Mandarins, and see what happens.


24 posted on 08/11/2010 7:43:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Islander7
Spain, a model of green failures........but yeah, our politicians here in the US who are pushing the green agenda are, and continue to be, blind, deaf, and dumb......=.=
25 posted on 08/11/2010 7:48:01 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Islander7

Build the cars without engines.

They’ll be light enough to push.

They can still have a country that looks like The Flintstones, they’ll just have to replace the dinosaurs with modern animals.


26 posted on 08/11/2010 7:53:22 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: WinMod70
Doesn't the saying go something like this: "Figures never lie, but liars figure?"

Whenever I see a fear-mongering, breathlessly hysterical headline with a number in it, I always try to look at the article for additional numerical or statistical information. I guess you can't blame someone for "spinning" the data so as to be most favorable to the point he or she is trying to make, but, good grief, sometimes it just gets ridiculous.

Percentages, like the example you used, are particularly great for misleading. Or how about the "evil" person or company that temporarily raised cost of something 50% (from $50 to $75- the $25 is 1/2 of $50) but later only reduced it 33% (the $75 went back to the original $50 but $25 is 1/3 of $75)? Or health risks that double so that rather than it being 1/10 of the chance one has of getting struck by lightning, it is now 1/5 of the chance? Sheesh...
27 posted on 08/11/2010 8:01:38 AM PDT by BWDog
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To: Islander7

This is the future...but only if the overlords/Oligarchs in DC let it happen...(DC makes more money/gallon of gas than any other entity in the world)...or We the People make it happen..

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28 posted on 08/11/2010 8:01:38 AM PDT by mo
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

A scan of that letter would be a good post.


29 posted on 08/11/2010 8:06:30 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing
Yes, let's see the gov. propaganda!

Also, the golf carts on the road now will be starting to have PMS(batteries starting to fail), just as the dolt rolls slowly to market.

So that news should help(depending on whose side your on).

30 posted on 08/11/2010 9:53:11 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Islander7

$775 Million to subsidize 16 cars...

That comes out to $48 Million per car...

Suddenly, the $89,000 subsidy for each $37,000 Chevy Volt does not seem like such a bad deal.

And if the Spanish Government is willing to give me the $48 Million, I will gladly take one of their electric cars off their hands...


31 posted on 08/11/2010 10:30:18 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (You can force me to recycle, but I will NOT sing the song!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I, too, would love to see a copy of that letter...


32 posted on 08/11/2010 10:32:34 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (You can force me to recycle, but I will NOT sing the song!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes, scan it & put it up.

It would spread quickly!


33 posted on 08/11/2010 12:09:42 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I thought about sending them a response. But would all my FRiends come visit me at San Quentin?


34 posted on 08/11/2010 1:03:52 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

LOL! Good question. I’m not sure how many would.


35 posted on 08/11/2010 1:17:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Haiku Guy

And at the current rate of sales it will only take them a hair of 130 years to reach their goal.


36 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:33 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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