...is that we hope to send some "messages":
- To the engineers who worked on the EV1...
Thank you! You came up with great innovations, put
it together in a great systems concept, and brought
it to production. You did a great job! This goes
for not just the GMATV team, but also AeroVironment,
Hughes, Delco... did we miss anyone?
- To the Saturn EV1 team, thanks for the
great support and enthusiasm you've put behind this
vehicle. For us, getting an EV1 has turned out to be
far more than just buying a different kind of car.
Even given a good vehicle design, we've come to
realize that the service and support behind the car
is perhaps the make-or-break factor for an electric
vehicle, particularly at this stage of development.
Confidence in the people at Saturn made deciding to
get the the second EV1 the easiest car purchase
- To Corporate GM, thanks for taking a
chance and bringing the EV1 to market! Having
previously owned two Toyotas and five Hondas prior
to the release of the EV1, for reasons of quality
and engineering we expected that we would never own
an American car (being Japanese-Americans had
nothing to do with it!). Getting the second EV1 is
our vote of confidence not just in GM's technology
but also in its EV infrastructure and customer
support organization. We look forward to seeing GM
follow up on a great start with more refinements of
the EV1 line as well as new innovations for the