The Electric Commentary

Monday, July 10, 2006

#1 Single

The #1 single on the day I was born was Abba's "Name Of The Game." The #1 album? Bread - "The Sound Of Bread."

You can find out what was #1 on your birthday here.

(Hat tip, MR. And while you're there, check out this post on the electric car:

General Motors lost two billion dollars on the project, and lost money on every single EV1 produced. The leases didn't even cover the costs of servicing them.

The range of 130 miles is bogus. None of them ever achieved that under normal driving conditions. Running the air conditioning or heater could halve that range. Even running the headlights reduced it by 10%.

Minimum recharge time was two hours using special charging stations that except for fleet use didn't exist. The effective recharge time, using the equipment that could be installed in a lessee's garage, was eight hours. ...


Read the whole thing.)

2 Comments:

  • Yeah I remember like 15 years ago GM had an electric car on the cover of Popular Mechanics. So they were ahead of the game. Interesting article.
    Also, the Prius - Corolla comparison (in the article) isn't necessarily the best one. I've spent enough time in both to know that based on interior room in the front seats alone, I'd strongly prefer the Prius - it's significantly roomier.

    Oh, when I was born either
    "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" by Julie Covington
    OR
    "Don't Give Up On Us" by David Soul.
    ...was #1.

    I really hope neither was playing in the delivery room.

    By Blogger Scott H, at 12:41 PM  

  • What's more interesting is what was #1 when I was conceived.

    It's kind of strange to think that without Abba's "Fernando", I might not exist.

    Well, okay a Barry White song was #2, so...

    By Blogger Scott H, at 12:47 PM  

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