Friday, May 23, 2014

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Begs America to Kill More Polar Bears, or Something    Michael Schaus | May 23, 2014     

The CEO for Fiat Chrysler (remember how an Italian company helped save Detroit ] is begging Americans to kill more polar bears, pollute the air, and continue to melt the polar ice caps… Or something. There’s also an outside chance that he’s just being a responsible CEO by trying to keep his company out of bankruptcy. Whatever the reason, Sergio Marchionne is asking consumers to steer clear of the company’s all electric Fiat.
Under the direction of Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler is apparently taking a new approach to keeping the company solvent: Sell cars that people actually want to buy. And he is letting everyone who will listen know that the automaker’s electric version of the 500 is not a car you want… He hopes. As it turns out, each 500e that rolls off the showroom floor costs the company money. A lot of money… And that’s after all of Obama’s cute little tax credits and manufacturer “incentives”.
According to Reuters: 
“I hope you don't buy [one] because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000” he said to the audience at the Brookings Institution about the 500e. “I'm honest enough to tell you that…I will sell the (minimum) of what I need to sell and not one more.”                    View Full Article

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