GM Yanks the Plug on Electric Car

Manufacturer calls the EV1 unprofitable, but some who loved and lost the vehicle blame its demise on the company.

Published: 19-Feb-2003

It's head-snapping, yet whisper-quiet power could take it from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds, a performance that left most gasoline-powered cars an ever-diminishing sight in the sleek vehicle's rearview mirror.

It never needed oil, gas or even a key to start it, heralding a vehicle so maintenance-free many drivers found their worst problem was remembering to add windshield washer fluid.

And there were no smog-causing emissions belching from its tail pipe, because it didn't have one.

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