Now’s the time to watch this movie….. now that some time has gone by. Now that the Leaf has proven that people were not lined up 3 miles deep to buy such a car…. and now… will they say the Leaf is no wheres near as advanced as that old EV1 that many said was the perfect car for their needs?
Yes, that was Dan Neil at the end, you can always pick out a car guy, one who understands cars and the car business.
And what am I saying here? Nothing more than It’s time to review Who killed the Electric Car. I think the value of watching it grows with each passing day. The only positive comment that counts for Fisker, Volt, Leaf, and others is a Purchase Order Agreement followed by payment. It’s a very sad note that Toyota was the only manufacturer that did the leg work to understand who the real buyers were, and what they could afford to pay. Dan Neil either did .. or could have predicted the outcome of Fisker, Volt, and the Leaf.
It’s always been this way. Studebaker didn’t make covered wagons because a group of people demanded they be built. They built them because the Wagons were in demand, and people could afford to buy them, and did.
Who didn’t love the Tucker?