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An attack review of GM's EV1 -- with reviews like this, no wonder there weren't many EV1 sales

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Tags: GM EV1

This so-called review of the GM EV1 published in 1997 was extremely unfriendly to the EV1. It describes the styling weird enough to drive people away, and even starts the review with a stereotype -- that people think electric cars are golf carts. While the review does show the EV1 in performance situations, it is full of faint praise or outright attack. The vehicle shown here was the first of the EV1's, and had lead-acid batteries. Later EV1's had NiMH batteries with a longer vehicle driving range.

MotorWeek | Retro Review: 1997 GM EV 1

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David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.
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