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General Motors proposed nationwide mandate for electric vehicles
Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2018 | Joe Williams

Posted on 10/27/2018 8:38:11 AM PDT by kevcol

The Detroit-based company's proposal, modeled after a California program the Trump administration is seeking to undermine, would mandate that manufacturers garner an escalating percentage of total vehicle sales from automobiles powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: automobiles; california; cars; detroit; fisker; ford; generalmotors; gm; governmentmotors; mandate; michigan; obamanation; tesla
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1 posted on 10/27/2018 8:38:11 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

What’s in it for them except everything?


2 posted on 10/27/2018 8:39:22 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: kevcol

Only a nut needs a Bolt.


3 posted on 10/27/2018 8:40:12 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kevcol

I guess we can charge our batteries off windmills and solar panels. If I had any thought to buying a GM product again, not anymore.


4 posted on 10/27/2018 8:42:03 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: kevcol

Next, they will DEMAND every American buy their product.


5 posted on 10/27/2018 8:42:42 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: blueunicorn6

How about a mandate on the battery pollution coming from electric vehicles?


6 posted on 10/27/2018 8:43:05 AM PDT by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: kevcol
General Motors proposed nationwide mandate for electric vehicles

So Government Motors is abandoning all pretense of being a commercial company responding to market forces? What a surprise!

7 posted on 10/27/2018 8:43:35 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Dogbert41

This “mandate” is another bailout in disguise.


8 posted on 10/27/2018 8:43:36 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: kevcol

So they are still called Government Motors?


9 posted on 10/27/2018 8:44:08 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Considering that they build crap, I am very worried. The free market should dictate not some major company looking for an advantage over its competitors that is mandated by the feds. No thank you!


10 posted on 10/27/2018 8:45:43 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: kevcol
It's about We The People and we say no.
11 posted on 10/27/2018 8:45:59 AM PDT by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped)
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To: kevcol
From the article:He added, "while, of course, allowing us and the gvt to ram this down the consumers' throat."

Tell ya what Mark, you can have your 'Program' if the gvt totally destructs the CAFE program. How 'bout that, program for program.

12 posted on 10/27/2018 8:47:22 AM PDT by upchuck (Definition of a Republican registered to vote but doesn't on Nov 6: A DEMOCRAT!)
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To: kevcol
GM ad:

13 posted on 10/27/2018 8:47:54 AM PDT by kevcol
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2 things:

1. Where is all this government mandated amperage supposed to come from?
2. Government mandated engineering and single source supply has ALWAYS been a success?

Someone in a boardroom is frantic about cocktail party virtue signaling.

14 posted on 10/27/2018 8:49:58 AM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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To: kevcol

Just as soon as you come up with a safe, practical, affordable battery.

Never happen. The missing link, the holy grail, perpetual motion, the perfect church, etc.


15 posted on 10/27/2018 8:52:00 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: kevcol

Yes, HYDROGEN.


16 posted on 10/27/2018 8:52:55 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: kevcol

So, Government Motors wants gov mandates to make them compete in the electric car market? Will tax money be required to help them ‘compete’?

Recall that we bailed them out under Obama to save them, giving them $11,300,000,000 of our tax money.

BS! FGM!


17 posted on 10/27/2018 8:53:16 AM PDT by polymuser (ItÂ’s terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: kevcol

i think GM feels they are in a box. Kalifornica is requiring electric cars that few want, and the economics of production make them expensive and their is likely little to no profit. So, I believe GM wants the Fed to require them also, which is to help their economy of scale and R&D cost recovery.

Of course, they are still uneconomic, and few want them, which is why a law is needed to force us serfs to buy that which we don’t want, but our betters know is good for us.


18 posted on 10/27/2018 8:53:29 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Dogbert41

Until there is a good on-board way to generate electrical power, the “electric” car shall remain a pipe dream. Battery technology is just not good enough, ant it may never be, short of inventing something like perpetual motion.

Now if we could put a Mr. Fusion energy generator the size of a coffee-maker in a car, we would have more than enough power to run whatever size electric motor was deemed sufficient for the job.

Some version of a carbon-based fuel burning primary power plant will be with us for decades to come, if not well into the 22nd Century.


19 posted on 10/27/2018 8:55:02 AM PDT by alloysteel (In my defense, I was left unsupervised.)
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To: kevcol

Taking a page out of Henry Ford’s book, you can have any color car, as long as it is black.


20 posted on 10/27/2018 8:55:51 AM PDT by dznutz
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