Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Only way Government Motors will sell many of these

is if the gummint forces people to buy them.
Its most recent EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle) is called the Jiao and it offers far more than just a diminutive size to future drivers. The Jiao can be programmed and set up on a grid to perform autonomously.

The Jiao travels up to 25 mph and is supposed to be uncrashable due to an onboard collision avoidance system. GM says they'll run about $10k apiece.
Makes sense from the Socialist-in-Chief's point of view: can't go very fast, can't go very far, takes control out of your hands and allows the government to control how/where/when you go somewhere.


Sigivald said...

I don't think (having drilled down quite a bit towards more original sources) that GM intends to attempt to actually sell any of these, at least as they are now.

It's presented as a concept car, in the sense of proof-of-concept for the networked collision system and all that.

It's a glorified research project (and a way to suck up to big daddy Green). Even GM isn't insane enough to think people would buy that, as it is, today.

They're talking about a notional possible product in ten or fifteen years...

Keith said...

In order to combat global warming;

The light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off...

Damn, even Hitler, Mussolini and the 1930s French socialists all came up with "people's cars" that stayed in production until the 1990s.

Looks like O's failed again.