Thu, 11 September 2008
My story of where I was on 9/11/01 and how I found out.
Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm will be the stand-in for Sarah Palin.
While US auto makers fail to get their heads out of...you know, Honda has announced a new, more affordable, and stylish hybrid car.
Comments from previous episodes.
"Common Ground" by Podsafe Music Network artist David Ippolito
"Peace" by Podsafe Music Network group Spirit of Lennon (Freedom People)
"Camp Walk" clip by Podsafe Music Network artist Derek K. Miller
"Deep Cycle Discharge" by Podsafe Music Network artists Simon James and Derek K. Miller
"Power Inside" by Podsafe Music Network and PodsafeAudio.com group EL84
Thanks for listening, and stay powerful!
I am sorry to say that I do not agree with you, at all, on the idea that American auto companies are resting on their laurels when it comes to alternative fuel tech or hybrid cars. First off... what was the first electric car in modern-day america? The EV1. Made by GM. GM spent probably $500 million on that program, made no money, had to cancel it because it didn\'t bring about the desired effect (cheapened battery technology that would make it less than $60,000 per vehicle) and all they got for their troubles was a documentary about how they \"killed\" the electric car. The same thing happened with Ford. No-one remembers all those electric rangers that ford made. And if you think that companies like Toyota or Honda weren\'t guilty of the same thing... google \"electric RAV4\" and you\'ll see that Toyota pulled the exact same \"well, we tried it but it didn\'t become cost effective so we canned the program\" thing. Meanwhile... the Volt is ready. It\'s better than the Prius and the Civic Hybrid (and Honda doesn\'t make the Accord Hybrid anymore... People weren\'t buying them so Honda killed the program) because it is actually a fully electric car. It will run on the battery alone and if you need to make long trips than you can put gas in it to extend the range. It is essentially the EV2. Meanwhile... you\'ll notice that Dodge, Ford, and GM all have flex-fuel vehicles. Where\'s the flex fuel Honda Ridgeline? Why can\'t we put $1.60-a-gallon E85 into the Tundra, camry, or corolla? So, I am sorry to come down hard on you here... but Japanese autos are far from leapfrogging over US innovation. The idea is pure sophistry.
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