Comments on: MINI leases not good enough for some electric car champions Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nick P. Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:55:17 +0000 BMW cannot get away with pulling an “EV-1 lease” scam on us. Sell these cars and support them.

People want these cars and would buy them, even at 50K. I know I would. Please take my money!

By: EV Miata Wed, 01 Jul 2009 17:54:10 +0000 They are right.
The Mini Es are a one year “experiment” by BMW.
They plan to collect them at the end of the lease for testing – and that’s the last we will see of them.
CARB should be rewarding car manufacturers for delivering vehicles to the market that *stay* in the market, not pilot programs that just test the waters.

By: Anubis Wed, 01 Jul 2009 15:29:15 +0000 When I was growing up my Mother would make me put my toys away when I was done playing. As I grew older I was required to do chores and clean up after myself or the dog. I would have to sweep up loose clippings after cutting the lawn. Being young, male and impetuous I would sometimes try to shirk some of these responsibilities.

If ever I spilled food at some ones house my immediate response was to find something to clean the mess I had made. However when incidents like the Exxon Valdez and Kingston Tennessee toxic spills occur, leadership and those responsible try to “shirk” their responsibilities or get the government to clean the mess they made. Court battles ensue for the injured to be compensated for their loss.

I suppose it is reasonable to conclude that many persons in positions of corporate power were not raised right. However at some point people must take responsibility for their actions and attempt to grow as human beings regardless of upbringing.

Some messes are too devastating and activities leading to their culmination should be halted. Burning coal for electricity and leaving fly ash slurry (toxic waste) is one such activity. The Earth is not ours to do with as we wish. We should act more like grateful guests.