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#3396822 - 10/10/13 03:40 PM GM Hybrid Blunders
Wes Parrish
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Government Motors Latest Blunders

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/10/10/chevrolet-cancels-2014-malibu-hybrid-model/

Chevrolet cancels 2014 Malibu Hybrid model.
Turns out their hybrid version costs more, performs less, doesn't get any better mileage, and doesn't last as long.

They are also canceling the hybrid SUVs and trucks.

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#3396843 - 10/10/13 03:59 PM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: Wes Parrish]
muddyboots
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Ha Ha. I never saw that coming. Yea right.
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#3403266 - 10/15/13 10:07 AM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: muddyboots]
buckaroo
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You'd think if mankind could put a man on the moon we could make a more efficient way of driving a gas engine like we have for a hundred years!!!
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#3403273 - 10/15/13 10:11 AM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: buckaroo]
Pic IN the Casa
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This is what happens when you try to push your ways on a free market system.

I would say EAT IT GM but it was mostly done with our money.
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#3403348 - 10/15/13 10:53 AM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
buckaroo
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Or it is just going to take more effort and time, be nice to never fill up again
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#3403350 - 10/15/13 10:57 AM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: buckaroo]
preds1
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 Originally Posted By: buckaroo
Or it is just going to take more effort and time tax-payer dollars, be nice to never fill up again
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#3403430 - 10/15/13 12:05 PM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: buckaroo]
Bambi Buster
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 Originally Posted By: buckaroo
Or it is just going to take more effort and time, be nice to never fill up again



Fill up or plug in, there is no free lunch. The laws of thermodynamics have not been repealed.
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#3403677 - 10/15/13 03:00 PM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: Bambi Buster]
fishboy1
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There IS a free lunch... at least for the Green crowd.

The entire design of our current Government driven R&D program is flawed.

Currently you are rewarded for failure and NEVER solving a problem. Coming up with a "solution" would mean you had to take your product/solution out into the marketplace and compete. It is far easier and more lucrative to belly up to the government grant buffet of taxpayer money for R&D.

I say do away with government sponsored grants and cut taxes by a corresponding amount. INSTEAD offer a reward system similar to a contest. EX... Develop a gas powered car engine getting XX MPG, with ZZZ HP that can last 150,000 miles in a REAL CAR and you not only get your patent, but 7 years TAX FREE profits.

IF private donors/teams are spending 40 MILLION per year on winning the Americas Cup sailboat race, think of the amazing advancements in technology and the benefits to the world that would result from rewarding success instead of failure.
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#3403706 - 10/15/13 03:19 PM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: fishboy1]
buckaroo
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Do you think or is it even possible that oil companies can hinder or prevent new fuel technology?
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#3403712 - 10/15/13 03:22 PM Re: GM Hybrid Blunders [Re: buckaroo]
AndyW
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 Originally Posted By: buckaroo
Do you think or is it even possible that oil companies can hinder or prevent new fuel technology?


Probably about as much as the UAW fought off high mpg Volkswagens.
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