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It's protection on attorney will officially hitting the skids -- -- say today GN saying the temporary five that shut down will help the company readjust to lagging consumer demand for the electric vehicle.
But -- -- Jennings -- president editor in chief of automobile magazine says don't cut the forward on the -- future just yet she joins us now.
Well -- they're not about to personal we have some GM people in here about two months ago and they base at full speed ahead you may see a slowdown here near to correct -- -- that.
But there are all -- despite the fact despite the fact -- lot people -- Edmunds dot com has come out and said.
It's it's no where near what it should be other people -- -- can't stand a carbon you like it watt.
I like it because I think it's the future technology for hybrid and gasoline technology.
And you know we may actually named at our automobile of the year when it first came out a year ago.
Now having said that -- I will say.
That you don't -- are.
Free warm up here saying that I'd love -- But let's say one problem it does not pay out.
Which undoubtedly lead to its worst month ever which was January sales of 600.
One problem it does not have is.
Catching on fire I don't know you know this -- O'Leary's rule that out pretty much you.
Are you hearing much of that out not correct did not catch on fire some bizarre tests.
Off site you know three weeks after a very catastrophic crash of the battery pack it caught on fire -- it in a storage facility not a nice there I'm sure your -- people told you.
Tens of millions of miles of real word -- -- driving.
-- -- -- -- There was no recall General Motors.
Went in and did some repairs the -- so.
Let's just wipe that are okay -- dying no fire -- -- talking about this Chevy model I mean it does yeah go one yes what problem and it does yeah.
It is too much money.
The right way too much from and that pattern -- a couple of nearly two and town.
And that's about to change there will be other manufacturers coming out with the same kind of technology hybrid.
Electric car plug in hybrid with a little bit with a gas -- -- And what is the best hybrid and electric vehicle on the road right now or -- about to come to market.
Well you know I.
My personal favorite is the volt adults say.
It's because there is zero range anxiety if you're -- live an outside the magic bubble.
This is the vehicle you want I personally can't have any kind of plug -- because I can I can get home but I can't charge overnight long enough to get -- This is the only vehicle that really is an electric powered vehicle.
But it has a small gasoline engine back up sell the effective ranges 93 miles.
Office of highway driving and 95 city saw it it really is the very best OK but -- Price is not the.
He -- that here's the key question and I haven't didn't just put aside any kind of favorite -- I know you're not deeply in love with his -- which you'll like it.
But if it wasn't for the US government involvement.
Would GM that stick with a car that has had problems primarily among pricing.
I believe it was the US government that did that test they.
They kind of bizarre test that made -- catch up (%expletive) yourself understood our I don't I don't know there's so generous with a really are so generous with the rebates.
The government is obvious that 7500 dollar rebates.
For the immediate future may even go up to 101000 if the president has -- way if it wasn't for the government involvement would GM stick with a car.
That's a very good question when you put a lot of money into creating technology and and oh by the way they were kind of force there to.
It wasn't that they wanted to go there that reality is high tech.
When you are when you are bringing high tech high street you better be crossing at the exact point that the public wants it.
Otherwise you'll be shooting right over which is what the EV one did and you -- -- killed EP one.
No one was buying the EV Clinton so it -- -- and that that was also a very good car.
So you know I don't think it's I think we're talking about.
Good technology having to cross at the right point when people needed and wanted and right now.
You know people are not actually wanting it.
Jean Jennings president and editor in chief of automobile magazine great to have you -- -- and.
Good to see again -- you know congressman Paul --
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