In an interview with the OC Weekly, Doug Korthof states how automakers' lies and alliances with oil producers led to the demise of the electric vehicle (EV). According to this Autoblog Green post, the two industries and their supporters (e.g., mechanics) feared the loss of their profits if EVs had fully developed. That is why the automakers, according to Korthof, were so vehement to literally crush the EVs once their leases expired despite people willing to purchase them. He then continues to expound on why EVs could have prevented the conflict in the Middle East and the new promise offered by plug-in hybrids.
[Source: OC Weekly via Autoblog Green]

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