Future Cars Menu
The Electric Car Was Produced in America 10 Years Ago!!!
Chelsea Sexton, part of the General Motors (GM) team who in the late 1990's worked on the EV1, an electric car that got 100-
Sexton was asked: The films showed that there was a big activist movement to save the EV1, and you were part of this group. How should activists approach such battles in the future?
She responded: I think, more and more, it's important that consumers request for what they want and not settle for the status quo. Part of that comes from having worked within the industry and knowing how it works. The typical industry attitude for automotive is, "We're going to build a car and convince the customer that they want it" not, "Let's find out what they want and then build it." This is a case where this has absolutely been proven. Just last year, for instance, Life and Times [Los Angeles-area PBS show] did a story on auto enthusiasts. They interviewed Hummer and to Prius and they came to us last at the vigil. While they're setting up we were chatting, and they said, "We just went to
This site follows the emergence, application and development of transportation innovation. Reference to manufacturers, makes and models, and other automotive-related businesses are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by FutureCars.com.