If it’s as simple as putting new battery technology in an EV1 why hasn’t it been done

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2 thoughts on “If it’s as simple as putting new battery technology in an EV1 why hasn’t it been done”

  1. I am not sure I understand the question.
    First the cars were reclaimed by GM and crushed, therefore there are no cars to convert.
    If you are suggesting that New EV1’s be built with new battery technology, I think it would be a good idea. But GM thinks otherwise. First they were very expensive and would have to be re-engineered and assembly line be re-created to produce the car at reasonable cost. GM decided not to do that, but make the Volt instead. They have the plans and knowledge, and presumably have made the best choice, that is to take their knowledge learned by the EV1 and apply it to a completely new and improved product.

  2. If you don’t understand the question there really isn’t much I can do to help you understand. The article was simple enough. The claim is always made that dropping in an electric engine with some batteries into a vehicle is simple and easy. This was mentioned several times during Who Killed The Electric Car.

    I asked I felt very clearly above. If this is so simple why is no one doing it? Unfortunately most of us who do some reading know that conversions or electric production vehicles aren’t cheap to produce at this point. Granted if the automotive industry had taken the technology seriously – cost might not be the issue it is today.

    The time for a mass of electric cars to be on the road is long overdue. But those who make claims that it is as simple as dropping in a battery pack into a vehicle aren’t being fully truthful.

    There really can be no debate that the electric vehicles that have been on the road for some time now are in fact reliable. It’s not the technology that is lacking it’s cost and mass production.

    It’s frustrating when you do good work and then someone jumps in with a comment such as the one above. I have yet to be given credit for being a very good resource to learn about alternative vehicles. No matter how times or different ways I have discussed the subject.

    Again I’m not sure how I can be more clear. The claim was made in the movie that putting in current battery technology into a EV1 type vehicle would lead to an electric car revolution. If it’s this simple – Why is no one currently doing it? More to the point why are those who want an electric car with any type of range having to pay at least a $110,000 base price to purchase a vehicle that meets this standard.

    Does the economy need the combustion engine

    Reinforcing the electric car golf cart stereotype

    My first Tesla Roadster picture

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