[QUOTE=bitonti;4259400]read your own link "Unclear is whether this would also lead to assembly of future EVs for the U.S. market in China."
there is a considerable import cost to transporting assembled cars across an ocean. as the price labor goes up in China, this becomes less likely not more likely.[/QUOTE]
That's not the point. GM's profit is in Asia the market for these ev's in Asia is dependent on them being built their not here. As more assembly, spare parts and technology for these cars goes over to China the more likely it is they will be producing for our market. The whole point of subsidizing technology is to keep it here. The big multi nationals have no reason to keep tech here.
I would also bet it's competitive to ship to both the WC and the EC by ship from China as it is to ship by piggy back inland from plants in the US to the major markets. Ocean freight is relatively cheap. I can move containers from Asia to LA cheaper than I can ship a Truck from Chicago to LA.
[QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4259449] I would also bet it's competitive to ship to both the WC and the EC by ship from China as it is to ship by piggy back inland from plants in the US to the major markets. Ocean freight is relatively cheap. I can move containers from Asia to LA cheaper than I can ship a Truck from Chicago to LA.[/QUOTE]
the price of labor in China goes up daily. it's not as cheap as it used to be. GM Sells in USA and CHina i don't see why this is a terrible thing. Their Chinese business in many ways subsidizes their American business. bottom line there are jobs in America and cutting edge technology being developed, what are you complaining about again? Let me know when they move the Volt Production overseas, until then it's just paranoia.
It all started when a Chevy Volt caught fire a full three weeks after its lithium-ion battery was damaged in a government crash test, federal officials said Friday.
If itís any consolation to consumers, after the Volt fire, NHTSA and GM each replicated the crash test and waited three weeks, but in neither case did the cars catch fire, officials said. Nor were the carsí batteries damaged in those tests, officials said.[/QUOTE]
Car gets in a test collision and then catches fire 3 weeks later.
RUN TO THE HILLS! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
My foreign car is fueled by this stuff...it's yellowish and smells strong. But that sh*t is flammable. I demand an explanation :steamin: