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Buick Hybrid, when?


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1. Cost.

Example: 2009 Cadillac Escalade, $59,755 (absurd!)

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, $70,685 (more than

the first few houses I owned, beyond absurd)

2. Batteries. The patent for the good ones used in the Toyota Rav-4 EV were bought by Texaco (now Chevron) and they won't allow them to be made.

3. Platform. Buick needs something hot, even sexy, to highlight something like hybrid technology. If they had a slightly larger version of the Sky convertible, for example, and put a very good hybrid system in that, they would probably have a waiting list of buyers. As it is now, Buick seems to be determined to only build sedans and overpriced SUVs that are mildly appealing at best.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Batterys- The patent for the good ones used in the Toyota Rav-4 EV were bought by Texaco (now Chevron) and they won't allow them to be made. </div></div>

GGGRRRRRRRRRR mad.gif There should be a law against that. Big oil buying up environmentally friendly technology and then burying it. Durring the second world war the government would commandeer any and all technology for the good of the war effort. I think this should also be true for the effort to go green for the better of everyone. cool.gif Dandy Dave!

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