The concept of the electric car was initially demanded by the government in California to reduce hazardous environmental health issues due to smog. The electric car seemed to work well, but maybe a little too well. The car was basically maintenance free.
A maintenance free car would essential mean the following for the car Industry: * An Initial Increase of sales (booming) THEN * A drop huge drop In service/malfeasance department * No tune ups, meaning no transmission (big money maker) Issues (big money maker) * No OLL change ( the game changer) Resulting In an overall drop In car sales * No engine As mentioned In the film, the car company self-sabotaged Its efforts; maybe after realizing the huge profits forecasted to be lost or maybe there were other factors pulling the strings of the car industry puppet to aid in this process to kill the electric car?
Big business in this case (and many others) is “OIL”. If these electric cars would have ever caught on main stream there would have been a steady decline of gas guzzlers (much like we see now). The elite dominance is defined as “a small number of individuals control the nation”. Money usually equates to power and the oil company has a lot of both. This power has the influence that can afford to allow the government to give $100,000 tax credit to business that owns a SUB that weighs an arm and a leg.
Think about it, the average SUB holds 30-40 gallons. Multiply 30-40 gallons with $3 gas and weekly fueling by hundreds of thousand Americans. The electric car was a major threat that had to be silenced. In writing this it occurred to me that during this current economic hardship America is facing, when the car industry was hurting and on the brink of destruction… So was many Americans. If the overspent bailout hadn’t helped the car industry (which plays a large role in the American economy) would the American economy still be on the decline?
The complete thought is, if these electric cars promised to do all that it says, many American industries would be in trouble. Steel companies, parts companies, rubber companies and on, it would be a domino effect. On one hand CARS, would service the environment and many Americans well by less pollution and cost, but on the other hand thousand would be out of work and many business would/could bankrupt If they couldn’t adapt. Death of the Electric Car By TAFN The film “Who Killed the Electric Car” demonstrates the elite dominance theory.
The maintenance free car would essential mean the following for the car industry: * An initial increase of sales (booming) * A drop huge drop in service/maintenance department issues (big money maker) * No oil change ( the game changer) * Resulting in an overall drop in car sales As mentioned in the film, the car company self-sabotaged its efforts; maybe after government bailout hadn’t helped the car industry (which plays a large role in the hand thousand would be out of work and many business would/could bankrupt if they couldn’t adapt.