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Frank 20 (1:24)
Topic(s): Auto Industry / Car Culture / Electric & Hybrid / Government
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The car companies are saying they make what the people
want, but, you know, the missing link in that is people don't know what they
want. People want things that they are told are good for them and so, you know,
there used to be a saying, "What's good for General Motors is good for the
So, with that thinking, General Motors and the big car
companies can advertise whatever they want and they can convince the American
public that this is what you want. And of course, this is exactly what they
want then. So, this is the tail chasing the—head chasing the tail, or
whatever. And what is important, however, is for somebody on a higher plane to
come down and say, "Wait a minute, there may be something better that's
better for you and that can move this country towards getting itself off the
addiction to oil.
And that's what we're working on here. The plug-in hybrid
- we'll transition ourselves off of oil onto electricity and all the numbers
work out. The electricity can support that transition.