SAM FIORANI, Global Vehicle Coordinator, AutomotiveCompass LLC, West Chester, Pa. Automotive Compass provides global vehicle and powertrain production forecasts.
To the Editor:
Robert Stelling ("GM is afraid of its own EV1," Letters, July 10) has every right not to trust General Motors, as GM has cried wolf many times over the years. But his assertion that GM "never recalled and crushed any car before" is wrong.
In 1923, Chevrolet introduced the radical "copper-cooled" model, which was expected to revolutionize the Chevrolet (and later, the entire GM) lineup. It failed within six months, and all vehicles were recalled. All but two of the cars were destroyed.
The electric car is a great concept, but well over a century of development has not created a practical vehicle for American drivers. I wish I could believe otherwise.