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Frank 18 (1:22)
Topic(s): Electric & Hybrid / Future Transport / Government
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My goal here is to see this kind of
technology into mass production. And mass production means making millions of
copies a year and I like to see ten percent of the new car fleet with all being
plug-in hybrid with 40 or 60 miles of all-electric range. In order to achieve
that goal, we have to do a number of things.
The first thing we have to do is to educate the general
public that this all possible. Then we have to motivate the car companies that
the general public thinks it's possible and they want to buy these cars. If you
make 'em, they'll buy and they'll pay for it. Then we have to convince the
regulators in the federal government and the state of California, and so on,
that this is in their best interest.
If they motiv-- if they provide incentives for the car—our car -companies in this country
to move forward and move forward quickly. So those that's my main goal is to
see this kind of thing in production quickly because I really feel that our
country and the world will begin to see economic hardship coming around the
corner if we don't get started.
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