10 thoughts on “TIDBIT: INEXPENSIVE CARS YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO BUY”

  1. Well, pay for the safety testing, and assuming it passes, pay for the distribution network, and find dealers to sell it.

    It’s happened before. No great reason it can’t happen again, and likely will with inexpensive Indian and Chinese cars in 3-7 years.

  2. who killed the electric car?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRnUY6V2Knk

    the fact that pogue survived was the most surprising item on this page. let alone that he was hired by and worked for the same oligarchy.

    makes one wonder about don garlitz too.

    so how does one who aspires to end one’s servitude and learn every possible useful item (aka a younger less idealistic tesla) do well today?

    oh yeh. am already familiar with the old saw of
    “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.” – Akiro Kurosawa

    http://www.happierabroad.com/Quotes_Insanity.htm

  3. Holy toledo,did someone mention the Tucker automobile,with an aluminum ,rear engined flat six cylinder helicopter motor, 50/50 balanced chassis with disc brakes,rack and pinionsteering in the early fifties? The avanti from studebaker that had its fiberglass process sabatoged because it was a fresh beautiful design(first pony car?) and it used a selectable(on/off) supercharger for power boost? Build a better mousetrap was always the free enterprise mantra for success,this idea was lost in the monopolization of our economic model,when we were europeanized by the banking system. Strange this late in my life that I ,a fool, weep for the geniuses that were wiped out for their innovation and bravado.

  4. marcos anthony toledo

    Anyone familiar with the movie “Tucker: The Man And His Dream”. And why on Earth does it cost 800 dollars to equip a automobile with airbags.

  5. I used to work for a large SW Util’s R&D facility. We had an H2 fueling station (making H2 from off peak power that would go to waste) and a fleet of alternative powered vehicles with a large portfolio of solar PV / thermal systems. All of the overseas vehicles had a three year conditional license. Where at the end of three years the vehicle had to be destroyed and the destruction had to be witnessed. There was a Mercedes H2 van and a French Kangoo. This was an early plug in hybrid. Where a small gasoline powered genset charged batteries. It had a 60 – 70 mpg rating. The fuel excise tax is why we can’t have these vehicles. FedGov.Inc’s road use gas tax revenues are threatened by high mileage vehicles. It’s all about money.

    Now, the util I worked for tried desperately to hang on to the Chevy Volt it had. They wanted to put it in an museum environment. Even with a herd of their lawyers working to save the Volt, the Volt we had was destroyed at Gummint edict. However, there was an enterprising EV conversion co. that rescued the batteries and distributed them to EV enthusiasts.

    1. Destroyed??? I thought nothing would surprise me any more but I must admit that this bit of news did. Technological innovation relegated to becoming a sort of 4-wheeled opium plantation that had to be destroyed in order to prevente “contagion”.
      What about a massive DIY campaign, and driving them, to start with, off public roads where presumably they will not be chased by patrol cars or drones? And “good ole’ American enterprise”?

    2. Arizona:

      The Chevy Volt is still on sale and a new model has been announced. I see them all the time.

      I also see Nissan Leafs, Teslas, and some BMW i3s–Teslas quite frequently.

      The fully electric EV1, which GM only ever leased, is the one that GM decided to stop, recall, and destroy.

  6. I can still drive my 1958 Chevy with its custom built, vapor carburetor which gets 100+ mpg, is built like a tank out of real metal, and is considered an antique. I picked it up for $100, in reasonably good shape, at an estate sale, built the carburetor and refurbished it my self and have less in it than this vehicle new. It’s just not trendy, but it is cool. I dare say in an accident, it will demolish any new car on the road today and may even drive away.
    There is always a way around their BS, if you’re willing to think outside the box, could care less about keeping up with the Jones, and are willing to get your hands dirty. Believe it or not, cars CAN run on fumes (vapor).

    http://truedemocracyparty.net/new-energy-sources-and-inventions/200-mpg-pogue-carburetor/

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