Electric Car Maker Folds, City of Salinas Loses $500,000

failure-posterFrom KSBW

A Salinas car manufacturing company that was expected to build environmentally friendly electric cars and create new jobs folded before almost any vehicles could run off the assembly line.

The city of Salinas had invested more than half a million dollars in Green Vehicles, an electric car start-up company.

All of that money is now gone, according to Green Vehicles President and Co-Founder Mike Ryan.

Read the rest at KSBW.

39 Responses to Electric Car Maker Folds, City of Salinas Loses $500,000

  1. Dan McGrath July 19, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Sorry for the lack of new articles lately – been distracted by state shutdown.

    • Jerk A. Knot July 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

      Why there should have been nothing to do…. Sorry I could not resist. It is a hard pill to swollow but it will be better than continuing down the same old path of destruction.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

      Dan, you’re the only one who has a picture. Gravitar is not working I can’t get a picture up.

  2. Jerk A. Knot July 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Great read…. Kind of remindes me of a guy selling carbon credits. With only 500K in investments there is no way to start up that complex of a production faclility. Buisness 101. Who needs to take a class? Just throw your money at it. Stupid LIBS….

  3. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Hey Dan, welcome back! Actually a very nice comeback. I was looking for this story and I could not find it. I heard it on the news, just a little blurb, and I wanted to post it, but you scooped me on it. Doh!
    Anyway I think that it is interesting that there is nary a mention about sales in this story. And it doesn’t say what the three mistakes were. Here is the last paragraph.
    “Ryan outlined three mistakes he made while steering his company into a brick wall. All three reasons boiled down failing to generate enough capital.”
    Are we supposed to guess what the three mistakes were? I don’t know what the other two mistakes were but one was definately overestimating the demand for these deathtraps. I mean come on, I’m not a business person, but it would seem to me that the best way you can generate capital is by actually selling the product.

  4. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    “Professor Nahle of Monterrey, Mexico backed by a team of international scientists has faithfully recreated a famous experiment from 1909 to confirm that the greenhouse effect cannot cause global warming.

    Astonishingly, the 1909 greenhouse gas experiment first performed by Professor Robert W. Wood at John Hopkins University hadn’t been replicated for a century. This despite over $100 billion spent by the man-made global warming industry trying to prove its case that carbon dioxide is a dangerous atmospheric pollutant.”

  5. Joe July 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Nice read. Absent want or need there are no sales. Very simple as Jerk A Knot said. Also, nice read as well Neil. Would you by a motorcycle on wheels for your family commute? Doubt it.

  6. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 21, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    Just when you think it can’t get any weirder……

    “A special meeting of the United Nations security council is due to consider whether to expand its mission to keep the peace in an era of climate change.

    Small island states, which could disappear beneath rising seas, are pushing the security council to intervene to combat the threat to their existence.

    There has been talk, meanwhile, of a new environmental peacekeeping force – green helmets – which could step into conflicts caused by shrinking resources.”

    Ok, now…….. Huh??????

  7. Jerk A. Knot July 21, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Neil that is rich…. Green Helmets!!! lol that is what 90% of the armies in the world already wear… Refugees and famin in Aferica? The UN has never delt with that befor??? What kind of idiots read this garbage…. To me this is another example of why we should withdraw from the UN and kick them out of NY.

  8. Joe July 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Read the same article. I like the color of yellow myself. Actually, I was amazed at how stupid people really are. Ignorance is one thing. There is a difference. Do they actually think they can implement this? Knowing Europe quite well, the answer is YES. The majority are lemmings. By the way, the BBC will not let global warmimg sceptics post. It is now a given according to the BBC. That is Europe in a nut shell, no pun intended. Sad, but true.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 22, 2011 at 5:16 am #

      I guess they missed this story:

      “The analysis, by NSW principal coastal specialist Phil Watson, calls into question one of the key criteria for large-scale inundation around the Australian coast by 2100 — the assumption of an accelerating rise in sea levels because of climate change.

      Based on century-long tide gauge records at Fremantle, Western Australia (from 1897 to present), Auckland Harbour in New Zealand (1903 to present), Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour (1914 to present) and Pilot Station at Newcastle (1925 to present), the analysis finds there was a “consistent trend of weak deceleration” from 1940 to 2000.”

  9. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Think Progress Blames The Dust Bowl On Inhofe
    By Steve Goddard, Real Science
    As Oklahomans Die, Inhofe Mocks Killer Heat Wave
    By Brad Johnson on Jul 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    The heat wave now battering much of the nation is centered on Oklahoma, where record heat and drought have crippled the state for the entire summer. With August on the way, there is no end in sight. The prolonged heat – Oklahoma City has been above 100F for 30 days this summer – has probably killed over a dozen Oklahoma residents:
    The oil-rich state is also the epicenter of global warming denial, led by its senior U.S. Senator, Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The oil-funded senator has a long history of finding humor in the misery caused by extreme weather disturbed by greenhouse pollution, including the record snowstorms of this winter. This deadly heat wave is no exception.
    From http://thinkprogress.org/

    The closest USHCN station to Oklahoma City is at Meeker. This July, the average high temperature has been 102.
    In July, 1936, the USHCN average high temperature in Meeker was 104. August, 1936 averaged 106. CO2 was 310 ppm at the time. Hundreds of people died.
    July 1913 – 103 degrees. July 1934 – 104 degrees. July 1954 – 103 degrees. July 1980 – 103 degrees. Five years had higher temperatures and all were below 350 ppm.

  10. Joe July 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    At least the heat warmth that matched the past, melted the record mounting snow! The Earth’s climate balances itself out doesn’t it? Always has and always will unless the Sun goes dark. That’sn when we all have a major problem!

  11. Rob N. Hood July 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    And, Joe, while this “balancing” has occurred, over time, massive effects have occurred to earth’s inhabitants including, among other unpleasant things, extinctions.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD July 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      Welcome to life in Earth.

  12. Joe July 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    As to extinction, happens every year and has for hundreds of thousands of years. How many new species were recently found by the science community? (Check it out) I believe over 200 plus! Oh, that’s right they were “Extinct.” No, they simply were not observed until recently.. Animals as well as humans adapt to their surroundings and always will.

  13. Rob N. Hood July 30, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Life IN earth? Is that where you live? That explains a lot. And dear dear Joe, I didn’t need a lesson on extinction. I was making a point, and a valid one, that sometimes extinction can be ONE of the unpleasant results of climate change. Not only that, it all depends of severity and what actually goes extinct. While it may not initially be humans, there are several things that if became extinct would make life very difficult for us and eventually maybe even impossible. To dismiss such a possibility is the height of arrogance, narrowness of mind and irresponsibility. But heck, what do I know? You guys are the geniuses.

  14. Joe July 30, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Give me an example boy that “would make life very difficult” Talk is cheap, facts speak. Waiting impatiently by the way for factual/actual statements not posts from others. Is that a problem?!!! Let me know wonderous one that never gives a factual answer. Waiting.

  15. Rob N. Hood July 31, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    There are many and diverse examples, of course, of extictions or near extinctions that have happened. But it’s impossible to post as “fact” something, for example, that actually hasn’t occurred, yet. Of which would be very easy for you to pontificate upon- cuz you know, science, sometimes makes predictions upon current data. This response will not satisfy your childish demands, but nothing really would, so why bother, eh boy?

  16. Joe July 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    In other words you cannot answer.

  17. Rob N. Hood August 2, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Right Paul, or Joe, you win again. Your intellectual prowess wins the day again…. hardly. Your anti-intellectual manner of debate is very weak and tiresome. But don’t fret none about it. [personal comment deleted]

  18. Joe August 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Who is the hell is thius Paul guy? Are you hitting on me???

  19. Rob N. Hood August 3, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    And with a side of DIP.

  20. Joe August 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Just what do you mean? Debtor in Possession? Please explain. Curious.

  21. Rob N. Hood August 4, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Dip as in potato chips as in dippy as in you. Lack of imagination I guess to figure out that “brain teaser”. Oh, u were being cute, for your own odd acronym… goodbye fringe people.

  22. Rob N. Hood August 4, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Oh I see now, Dan deleted a fairly innocuous statement of mine that included a bag of potato chips, of all things. Jeez, Dan…. what snack food can I use to make a point??!! Touchy… sheesh. This is silly and sad.

  23. Joe August 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    I sense you enjoy debasing people with no face behind it? Always find that amusing. Attempting discourse with a clown face unknown. True Soros minion. Lock step?

  24. Rob N. Hood August 7, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    Takes one to know one.

  25. Joe August 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    At least we are in accord.

  26. Rob N. Hood August 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    And we are even being civical…. har har

  27. Joe August 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    It’s called being “Civil.”

  28. Rob N. Hood August 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    It was a joke/play on words… sheesh. Dull boys have no fun… (Accord, Civic… get it now?!)

  29. Joe August 26, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    We have fun with reading “Play on words” and your lack of factual statements as well as never receiving direct answers. As to jokes? I look in the mirror unfortunately every morning. Now that is a joke and no play on words . Simply a factual statement.

  30. Rob N. Hood August 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Wow… oppositional to the bitter end. How sad.

  31. Joe August 28, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Learned never to let your guard down. Especially with an entity like you. Never have, never will. Finally, I don’t “Compromise.”

  32. Rob N. Hood September 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    I know very well that Rightys don’t play well with others… we all know that now better than we ever have. To this country’s detriment.

  33. Joe September 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    How would you know? You never play.

  34. Rob N. Hood September 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Really Joe? Really? wow…………..

  35. joe September 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

    Your type, plays with fire is all I can say going forward.

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