• Did you know?
In 1949,
alos
70 years ago, a Japanese car company
called Tama developed an electric truck, which could
travel 200Km on a
single charge. Judging by how the
automobile industry has progressed since then, many are
beginning to wonder if certain technological
advancements are
being purposely suppressed in order to
protect profits within various established industries such
as
oil, gas and
coal.
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    • In the 80s, Chevy had an electric prototype that could beat the corvette in the 1/4 and drive for 8 hrs on a single charge. It disappeared along with all the technology. Of course they suppress tech, why is it allowed to be suppressed is the question.
      dmmja 14 jul
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    • This is true. If you didnt know this is the same thing with Elon musk right now. Gas companys are trying to make him go out of buisness so they continue making a profit
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    • No shit lol
      Lunao 14 jul
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    • Tesla’s patents are open book. Musk says if you can make a better car than him, then please do it. Yeah I think some things are agreeably suppressed by companies but come on, people that only live 90 years aren’t all powerful gods that control every aspect of every industry.
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    • How is that even a question? We know it's right. Remember those people that supposedly found a cure for cancer? What happened to them?
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    • Oh it definitely is. That was never a question
      GryffinTG 15 jul
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    • It is. PDL1 inhibitors are a revolutionary cancer treatment yet they get no funding. They were discovered in 1990 and those same scientists were awsrded the Nobel Prize in Medicine just last year, or in 2018
      Hangagud 15 jul
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    • Phones are probably light years ahead in technology but we're stuck with stuff a decade old so they can slightly upgrade it and make a shit ton of money every time
      ToxicRice 15 jul
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    • No shit sherlock. Same for the medicinal field.
      LazyQueef 15 jul
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    • What's 200Km in bald eagle time
      kokkinos 14 jul
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    • Just googled it, this car only went 5 mph (for the 200km range) and maxed out around 12 mph
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    • Please read up on automotive regulations. Lobbying has halted some of the most important advancments in tech
      W_Nurend 15 jul
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    • “Purposely suppressed in order to protect profits...” no goddamn shit, look around the room. That statement applies almost anywhere.
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    • This kid went missing after creating an engine that was to Efficient
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    • just bearly starting to wonder? it's as obvious as why we're in the middle east
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    • Well no duh, and same can be said about cures for cancer, when ever a student makes a working cure they are shortly after bought out, by a pharmaceutical company
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    • If gas and oil go away, how will oil producing countries make money?
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    • Wanna here the real explanation? The infrastructure to make the creation of charge stations didn't exist and the cost to make the infrastructure as well as the many charge stations neccessary to make it practical made such an endeavor a massive financial loss. So it wasn't worth it.
      Himedo15 15 jul
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    • The tama truck was actually started production in 1947 and had a range of 65km (40mi), top speed of 35 km/h (22mph) which was a good accomplishment for the time, but not what the post claims.
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    • In the 90s GM had one. But politics buried the electric car!
      jaystrong 15 jul
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    • There’s literally a tire that never goes flat or breaks and it’s not in production because once someone buys a set they’ll never need another set.
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    • Electric cars were actually built and produced before gas cars ever were. I don’t remember the guy’s name, but he was from Colorado (1870s~)
      kNoonett 15 jul
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    • Look up Stanley Meyer, guy invented a car that runs 100% on water. The oil industry wanted to buy his patent for millions. When he wouldnt sell, he died mysteriously a short time later...
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    • I can firmly and unironically say: No shit Sherlock.
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    • What do you mean big companies pay politicians to make laws favoring them
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    • An old man that lived next to my grandfather made a car that ran on water in the 70s and they came and took it away. When I was a kid he was working on a spaceship made out of shopping cart parts, but his brain still worked when he made the car.
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    • Probably. Capitalism works but it encourages ppl to be stingy bitches
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    • Like the guy who made an engine that ran on water and was more efficient than gas? Y'know he disappeared and his schematics where "burned in a random fire"
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    • It couldn't even get close to 200km. On a test track the most it could go was 65km (20mi)
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    • Actually it's not that hard to make electric cars withe the same range and torque as a gas car
      Razelak 15 jul
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    • Chrysler also developed a turbine driven car that could be fueled by pretty much any combustible but it was also canned. In conclusion, corporate wants gas because gas is cheaper for them and more for us.
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    • I stopped trusting the government a long time ago
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    • Volkswagen has invented an engine that can get up to 70 miles per gallon but it is illegal to have in the USA because of those cunts
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    • Bro in 1776 George Washington developed an electric car that could travel 100 million miles on one charge, but the oil and gas companies silenced him and that technology is gone. That how you guys sound with your made up bs
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    • Here are the real facts: 1947 Tama electric car specifications from Nissan (they bought them) News USA; Curb weight: 1,050 kg; Cruising range per charge: 65 km (40 miles);Motor (36V): DC series-wound, rated at 3.3kW (4.5 hp);Batteries (capacity): Lead-acid battery (40V/162Ah) Top speed 22 mph.
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    • I mean, there’s a documentary called the lightbulb conspiracy, which deals with how lightbulbs were actually made less effective to sell more of them, and marketing campaigns were used to make people believe the changes were good
      Shade17 15 jul
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    • What do you mean wondering? Big oil has forcefully acquired patents to electric and more efficient vehicles since the 1920s and prevented the manufacturing of oil-alternative vehicles.
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    • This is why we need deregulation, Corporations have made it so it's impossible for organic competition to threaten them. Imagine if these gentlemen could sell their cars without having to suck up to the concessionares.
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    • Holy shit this is the most no shit shirlock shit I have ever read
      Tremble 15 jul
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    • Beginning to wonder? Wtf does that mean of course they are
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    • This is in almost everything. Medical expenses outside of major surgeries would be always affordable without insurance jacking up the price. (Cont)
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    • I'm sure medical advancements have been suppressed as well. We probably had the cure for cancer back in 1931. Humanity would be revolted with disgust and anger if they knew what the powerful have denied us.
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    • I dont believe anyone in this app can name all the cars that exist in this earth.
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    • People always gloss over all the other details though. My model t gets 20 mph! It also has no safty to speak of, realistic top speed of 40, and only makes 20 hp. If you ignore everything else im sure engineers could make an electric car with 750 mile range. Theres alot of stuff standard on (1/2)
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    • Even with electric cars we will still need the oil and gas industry
      ImATree 15 jul
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    • In 1966 GM made an electric Corvair called the elctrovair. It was light blue and fully functional.
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    • This is most definitely an InfoChecker moment.
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    • Not at all. Electric cars came first but were replaced by gas because combustion engines were cheaper to make, had longer range, were easier to 'recharge' and had better life spans. This is still true. EV tech peaked in the 80s so since then more range just means add more batteries.
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    • There was really just a guy under the hood flintstoning that shit
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    • This is wrong the car had a top range of 65km going 28km/h or at top speed 35km/h with less range. Still impressive for the time but no where near what we have today
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    • Yes it is. In WW2 Porsche proposed a tiger tank with an diesel electric drive. Audi has been using a turbo diesel in LeMans to such effect that Toyota and other racing companies are trying to have it banned from racing. Mozda had fell pray to the same tactic when their rotary was banned as well(1/2)
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    • If you don't think that the oil and gas companies are halting human advancement you are actually re.tarded. With the technology we have today we could basically eliminate the need for oil and gas, and if the companies weren't so maliciously intertwined into everyday life, we could have probably
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    • PLEASE READ They simply didn't get enough funding because it wasn't practical since there was only 1 place in the whole country to recharge that thing, and it would've cost them billions to add charging stations, plus electricity was still primitive tech, and also gas cars were much better.
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    • this so it was he comments and the post for showing how greed and corporations work.
      Sussy 15 jul
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    • Starting to wonder? Starting to wonder?! Of-fucking-course they are! What kind of stupid shit is this? Starting to wonder. I bet those same people would watch a guy murder someone and "start to wonder" if the guy with the ax might possibly be a muderer.
      aldlv13 15 jul
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    • New to the world of capitalism?
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    • If all cars right now were electric and based on, say, Tesla, then charge stations would have to have dozens of chargers because it takes too long to charge the batteries. Until they create battery packs that charge way faster safely, infrastructure to support all-electric vehicles won't happen.
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    • People are just now beginning to question this?
      Invalid_ 15 jul
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    • Car fact: In the early pre WW1 days of the automobile, electric and gas cars were competing head to head until advancements in gasoline pulled ahead. Porsche was even in on it. Imagine what the world would've been like if we built EVs instead of fossil fuel cars. But hey, gas sports cars are fun!
      CarFriend 15 jul
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    • I think you mean more than 70 years ago
      SergeyT 15 jul
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    • You’d be a complete retard not to be able to realize that this what happening tbh, someone I knew has built an engine that has 83% ME which would catapult our MPG way higher, but because he owns the patent ford/gmc/chevy/and dodge have all told him no bc they think it’s more worth it to just wait
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    • Your just now figuring out that human advancement has been stopped so the rich can take advantage
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    • That's not suggestive at all. Actually there's plenty of things that we have today that were invented earlier than u would think but they were often invented too far ahead of their time and failed. If u think about all the problems we have with electric cars today and then take away all the...
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    • here’s another fun fact about us being far behind in technological advancements! in the burning of the library of alexandria, we lost almost 1000 years of technological advancements including the first working steam engine!
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    • Many are beginning to wonder? It’s literally a fact that we’re being held back for the sake of money
      ZubZub 15 jul
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    • Company’s make parts that will fail at a certain point on purpose. This way they can profit from people who unfortunately don’t know anything about cars and take it to the dealership. Luckily I took auto shop in high school and have saved $1000’s fixing my own car.
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    • In the coming future, all fuel sources that automobile, aircrafts, naval crafts, any vehicle capable of travel will have to convert our dependence on renewable energy into a form of travel. Like nuclear cars in Fallout which would be beneficial
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    • Didn't tesla figure out a way to get everyone free electricity and Edison shut him down
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    • It's true. There's definitely a cure for cancer, but if they gave it to people then they would lose a fuck ton of money. Greed has cost more people their lives than war
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    • What do you mean, beginning to wonder...
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    • There was some dude in i think the 70’s or some shit that drove like 200 miles fueled by water...too bad gm or ford ‘i dont remember wich’ already had it patented
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    • I have no evidence but I’m 99% sure cures and treatments for type one diabetics are being interfered with because people make shit loads of money off of us buying insulin and needing to see doctors
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    • Gasoline is far more energy dense both by mass and volume, therefore it was more profitable for companies to invest in advancing engines than to advance electric technologies because the has engine is more practical and versatile to the end consumer. Electric cars are limited by batter tech and
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    • Ok a few things. One, who knows what size battery pack they used. Hell it could have been the entire bed that was the battery. Two, if you use a small electric motor and drive fairly slowly you'll get far. Three, back in those days they didn't really have accessories like now, so less electric load
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    • I sometimes wonder how different things would be if electric energy was prioritized over oil all those years ago
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    • Hmm I wonder. Would greedy rich people suppress cheaper more efficient technology to make more money. Nah that’s crazy.
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    • False, electricity didn't exist back then.
      Dabbler 15 jul
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    • People love to hate the oil and gas industry, but without it we wouldn't have most of the things you use every day not just gasoline... almost everything you own was made from some type of oil. Even if we went to electric cars the oil industry would still be necessity.
      1978y88 15 jul
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    • Henry Ford made an entire car from bio plastic (corn) and an engine that got 40 mpg but his work mysteriously disappeared
      KuntFuck 15 jul
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    • Well consider these facts: A U-boats batteries in 1940 were the size of truck just to run a propellor for 2 hours under water, and a radio infantryman in world war 2 carried a BACKPACK sized battery powered radio... Imma call Bs on this post
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    • It was actually fast for a civilian car at the time(21mph), and was mainly because of a gas shortage in Japan. Revolutionary in design, but expensive and heavy and only got a 40 mile, not 200km, run time on a single charge
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    • Archer season 6 episode 8
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    • It had a maximum range of 124 miles at 21 miles an hour as a prototype. Where as a 1949 ford pickup 1/2 ton had a price if 1100 dollars or about 21 dollars a month for 52 month get 8-10 miles a gal on avg for a 13 gallon tank costing $3.51 a week to fill up. I think it's a case of tech being a
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    • Research - cruising range per charge: 65km
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    • Or... Hear me out conspiracy theorists... Maybe back then the technology was so new it was dangerous? I mean shit even these days the batteries amd shit can catch fire. Look how far auto safety has come. Fire now, imagine what 100 year old electric car batteries did? Or maybe it was really (1/2)
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    • Snaps fingers at screen👈👉
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    • BEGINNING to wonder...? That’s how all of life works. Survival of the most fit.
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    • I remember that time a few years ago, when a company rolled out thousands of super efficient, fast, long mileage electric cars, and they were super cheap. But when the other companies like ford, Chevy, Toyota, and others found out about these cars, they sued them and all the electric cars were 1/2
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    • Nissannew.com : 1947 Tama electric car // 65km (40 miles) per charge /// battery: (40V/162Ah)
      dbi_2k20 15 jul
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    • Ima throw a little spicion on this as the main issue w electric motors is the battery. And good enough batteries havent existed until sorta recently and still not really
      cottonmag 15 jul
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    • Hits blunt in Eric formans basement: I heard about a car that runs on water man!!
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    • Oh? Oh really? Oh oil is been suppressing renewable tech? Shocking
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    • A guy in Australia made a motorcycle that could go 600miles on a tank. Oil company bought the design and then buried it.
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    • It had a capacity of one person and was a nightmarish clunky box of crap.
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    • Yea but this car did 0-60 in 2.5 years and probably had the wagon/van body cause the back is all full of old style lead acid batteries and weighed 3 tons. It's like comparing apples to the stock market. Technically there's a relation between the two...
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    • all if our stuff is cheap shit because of people wanting to make profit
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    • There is a difference between suppressed and unacceptance. It's very costly to convince people of new tech and to adopt it. Look at what apple had to do to get smart phones out. Now some companies definitely right this and few do even go as far as to supress tech, but alot of it is people not buying
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    • Politics, monopolies, and religion has been the biggest detriment to technological advancement.
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    • Read atlas shrugged.
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    • Nikola tesla with uranium. I cant remember the name of the car but it was supposed to be powered on some type of uranium jar you could buy at gas stations and travel 2,000 miles on a single charge
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