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Originally posted by Logandiagnostic@Mar 10 2004, 11:57 PM
Found where the recalled GM EV1's are.....also some electric S10s...

EV1 club
I wish they would have some interior pics on that page. The EV1 and its story are pretty interesting.
 

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GM never actually sold the EV1 - they were only offered via leases. Once the lease was over, the cars returned to GM.

I think the logic was that the program was basically a giant pilot project, and the company wanted the cars back so they could study how they faired in the hands of real owners across a variety of conditions.

One hopes that GM learned a lot about electric motors, batteries and charging strategies from the EV1 project and is using this knowledge to develop better hybrid and fuel cell technologies.
 

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From a March 3, 2000 release....

Troy, MI (SafetyAlerts) - General Motors (GM) announced today the voluntary safety recall of approximately 450 1997 Generation I EV1 electric cars and 440 Chevrolet S-10 Electric pickup trucks.

GM has identified a design issue with the charge port in the Generation I vehicles that may result in excessive heat build-up or fire while they are being charged. No injuries have been reported as a result of this condition.

GM representatives today are calling owners of affected vehicles and asking them to disconnect their cars from chargers and not drive them. GM will pick up the vehicle from a location of the customers choice and address their temporary transportation needs.

GM will work with each affected EV1 owner to settle their lease contract. Owners of the S-10 Electric pickup will be offered repairs to their vehicles or the opportunity to purchase, at a reduced cost, another GM vehicle, such as alternative fuel vehicles that can run on ethanol or compressed natural gas.

The recall involves only 1997 Generation I EV1s, which were leased to customers between December 1996 and August 1999. primarily in California and Arizona. 1999 Generation II EV1s are not affected by this recall action.

The Chevrolet S-I 0 Electric pickup truck was sold to fleet customers between May 1997 and December 1999 throughout the country.

Consumers with questions should call GMC at 1-800-462-8782 or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

The original idea was to retrofit the cars to fix the problem. Well....things change. The websites 'GM's scorched-earth EV1 policies' kind of says it all.
 

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Originally posted by Tone@Mar 11 2004, 09:59 AM
One hopes that GM learned a lot about electric motors, batteries and charging strategies from the EV1 project and is using this knowledge to develop better hybrid and fuel cell technologies.
I don't know, man, this is a real sore spot for me.

Not only does the press fail to mention the EV1 most of the time they are fawning over Toyota and Honda's hybrids (portraying these 2 as the saviors of the planet while GM can't get past 30 year old engine designs) ... but GM is slow as molasses doing anything about hybrids.

Now the news that Ford is licensing hybrid tech from Toyota.... :rolleyes: <_<
 
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