09/19/2001
FORWARDED FROM GREG HANSSEN.
GM REFUSES TO SELL OR ALLOW LEASE HOLDERS TO TAKE OVER THEIR EV1 CARS, YET NOW IS BENT ON DESTROYING THE EVIDENCE BY JUNKING EV1 WHICH THEY STILL REFUSE TO LEASE OUT. THIS INCLUDES EV1 FORCIBLY EXPROPRIATED FROM RIGHTFUL LESSEES UNDER THE "VOLUNTARY RECALL".
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It seems that General Motors has recently granted permission for a number of 1999 generation 2 EV1s to be crushed sometime in the very near future.

Despite having over 1000 people on waiting lists for these vehicles, GM has made it perfectly clear that NO new customers will get an EV1 and there will be NO lease assumptions. There are also hundreds of generation 1 vehicles that will be crushed because GM decided to re-lease only a few to those individuals who had their vehicles recalled last year (these vehicles have been fixed and enhanced with advanced Panasonic lead acid batteries).

The vast majority of these vehicles received thousands of dollars in incentive money from the California government, local air districts, California Energy Commission and the Federal government.

All of the NiMH based vehicles (gen2) were part of the California Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between GM and the Air Resources Board in exchange for removing the mandate requirements in 1998 and 2001. The MOA calls for these vehicles to be in service for 3 years.

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[VEHICLE ID NUMBERS] 180 promo car for Paula (EV1 specialist in San Francisco)
154 promo for Amanda (EV1 specialist in San Francisco)
345 promo for Amanda (EV1 specialist in San Francisco)
029 unassigned as of 1/1/1 originally from Lisa in Arizona (lead acid gen2)
073 promo for Chelsea (EV1 specialist in L.A.)
078 Alexander Hixon - passed away (lease terminated April 1, 2001 zero $)
070 promo for Chelsea (EV1 specialist in L.A.)
166 Bill Mason (swapped for gen1, lease terminated 7/01 at zero cost)
150 Roger Soffer (lease terminated 7/01at zero cost)
379 ?? NiMH
292 Sandy Elster (delivery 5/21/00 terminated 7/01 at zero cost)
112 ?? Panasonic lead acid
061 ?? Panasonic lead acid
077 promo for Chelsea (EV1 specialist in L.A.)
034 promo for Chelsea (EV1 specialist in L.A.)
224 promo for Paula (EV1 specialist in San Francisco)
320 promo for Howard (EV1 specialist in Orange County)
302 ?? NiMH
324 promo for Amanda (EV1 specialist in San Francisco)
256 NiMH Matthew Keennon (terminated on 6/01 at zero cost)
194 Hans Tobeason (swapped cars "substition of collateral")
153 Dennis Dougan (film director, terminated 6/01 at zero cost)
155 Christopher Guest (Jamie Lee Curtis' husband, currently terminating)
083 Port Carling Group (PbA)(Suzanne Sommers, terminated 2/01 zero $?)
112 or 061 or neither could be Joe Walsh (PbA)(terminated 2/01 zero $)

S10-EV truck returns (probably NiMH)
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S-10's part of MOA, still parked (never delivered)
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-- Greg Hanssen
Energy Control Systems Engineering, Inc
Production Electric Vehicle Drivers Coalition

"If you're one of those people who puts solar panels on your house or drives a battery powered car, you might as well vote for Gore"
-- Dick Cheney Oct 3, 2000
Greg Hanssen

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