Episode: Flashback 3: The GM EV1

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Flashback 3: The GM EV1

Electric cars may seem like a 21st century phenomenon, but they are far from modern invention. Along the winding path to the present was the GM EV1, the first purpose-designed electric vehicle. It went on sale in 1996, but within a decade, General Motors had recalled and crushed almost all of them.

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Links and Show Notes:

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General Motors EV1 Overview - YouTube
1997 General Motors EV1 Electric Coupe - The Henry Ford
GM EV1 History - Business Insider
1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube
AMC's Electric Car Announcement
The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle
GM Heritage Center Collection | GM Vehicle Technologies and the Path to Success
World Solar Challenge 2019
Sunraycer - Wikipedia
Here's a Trip Through the GM EV1 Owner's Manual - YouTube
MotorWeek | Retro Review: 1997 GM EV 1 - YouTube
GM EV1 "Appliances" Ad - YouTube
GM EV1 "The Future of the Car" Ad - YouTube
The Death of the EV-1 | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
EV1 - Driving it the final week before the crusher - YouTube
GM EV1 Funeral (Part 1) - YouTube
Drivers Find Outlet for Grief Over EV1s - Los Angeles Times
As 2011 Chevrolet Volt Nears Dealers, Ghostly EV1 Gets Enthusiasts Excited
There's an Ultra-Rare GM EV1 Abandoned in an Atlanta Parking Garage - The Drive
GM's EV1 Lives On, With EV2 on the Way | PluginCars.com
The EV1 – Wisconsin Hybrid Vehicle
The General Motors EV-1: A Rare Survivor, in Ohio! - YouTube
Own a Piece of GM EV1 Electric-Car History—Literally
Quinn's 1-year review of his Tesla Model 3
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) - IMDb
General Motors announces new battery platform, claims $100/kWh soon | Ars Technica

GM announced it's getting back into electric cars after the recording of this episode.

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