COMMENT: GM: scrapping electric vehicles
The world's largest automotive manufacturer, General Motors, is to cease production of its EV1 battery powered vehicles. The decision was prompted by the relaxation of California's tough zero-emission legislation. The old rules would have required 10% of the new vehicles sold this year to be zero-emission types, such as electric cars. GM cites a lack of spare parts and aftermarket service availability as other reasons for the move.
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