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Comment: Re:For Starters... (Score 1) 88

Tech = people. Assuming the acquirer wants to use and develop the tech, they will need people to do it, and who's better for it than those that have developed it? Of course, if the acquirer just wants to shut it down they may fire everybody, but in that case they may do so even without the acquisition.

Comment: Re:Raise the Price (Score 1) 462

by someoneOtherThanMe (#47106659) Attached to: Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car
My small diesel car was serviced twice for regular maintenance so far. 600 € in total, many are cheaper. About half of that is engine and transmission, the rest is various stuff that they will surely prescribe for EVs as well, if you want to keep the waranty. Plus, the EVs will probably require the "surcharge for working on shiny, expensive new stuff, whose owner must be full of money".

The only failure so far was a rear brake seizing and overheating, which can happen to EVs just as well.

Comment: Re:X Miles IS a standard for me (Score 1) 398

Like BMW i3 with the optional range extender, which is a 2-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine?

As far as required power: smaller electrical cars consume 12-18 kWh/100 km. Assuming 100 km/h top speed (thus average speed a little less) is acceptable for the rare times you run out of battery, a 10-15 kW engine suffices. It will keep the battery not-entirely-empty, so you'll still be able to accelerate normally.

Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division.

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