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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Oil Gas - Battery Electric Vehicle conspiracy scam

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!
Big Oil, [ Chevron] and Big Auto are not eager about Electric Cars.
[ Click photo for full size Tesla ]

During the development of the EV1, General Motors made a controlling investment in Ovonics's battery development and manufacturing, with particular interest in the patents and trade secrets controlling the manufacturing of large nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.

This interest was subsequently sold to the oil company Texaco,[5] which was acquired in its entirety by another oil company, Chevron. The * large format * NiMH batteries are no longer available to U.S. electric vehicle converters or BEV manufactures. The manufacturing unit, * COBASYS *, is currently declining to manufacture and market these batteries for battery electric automotive use in the US and has shut down (through patent control) Panasonic's large format battery importation to the US.

The COBASYS web page concerning transportation applications addresses only large multi-passenger hybrid vehicles, vehicles not comprising a substantial threat to the largest market of the oil industry. In order to use NiMH batteries without violating Chevron's patents, hybrid automobile manufacturers are required to design vehicles which are at least 50% powered by gasoline; otherwise, they are limited to the use of * D * cell-sized NiMH (* small format *) batteries.[citation needed]


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11:12 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I knew it too, Johnny; they absolutely do not want the competition!

That's a beauty of a car, by the way. :)

7:13 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Hey! Are you okay? Just asking, because this post has stood here for quite some time. I hope everything is alright for you and yours, and Happy New Year!

8:58 AM  
Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Enjoy your views at CS and best for the New Year to you too.

I post or comment and run. Not enough time to actually run a blog site, so comments to CS and SDA and pop in later to speedread.. [error-prone] but a good way to keep up with the spinning world. = TG

8:21 PM  

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