Letter from Bruce Gast - owner ElectricCars.com
Jan 1, 2017
ElectricCars,com with it's limited resources has won the battle to convince the oil addicted public to think ahead. When we started in the 90's electric cars were a "someday technology". Today, every major auto manufacturer who intends on surviving is developing electric cars and the public is ready to eliminate oil expenditures completely.
It's time for a larger entity to take over and reach millions of EV buyers worldwide.
ElectricCars.com and the trademark "Electric Cars" are available for aquisition.
It's pretty clear we've done our part to influence the world to get off this insane gas addiction. More than 10 million viewers came to us for information about electric vehicles. We created a "self-fulfilling prophecy" and shaped the way the public viewed the prospect of phasing in clean AFFORABLE electric cars. We've been interviewed in feature films and documentaries, quoted by media, auto executives and even paraphrased by Presidents.
IN 1996 (BACK WHEN GAS WAS $1.24 GAL) I PREDICTED $4 GAS BY 2010 AND PEOPLE LAUGHED. WE HIT $4 IN THE SUMMER OF 2008 AND OUR PHONE WAS RINGING OFF THE HOOK, PEOPLE TOLD ME I'D BE WINNING A NOBEL PRIZE. BUT, back then there were no electric cars to sell... Now there's hundreds of models coming!
REASON FOR SALE:
THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS A GAME ENDER. AT LEAST FOR NOW.
To See Our Position on this Monumental Mistake
the Voters in America Made
When we posted our many warnings for the public on social media, including THE GM ELECTRIC CAR GROUP, ELECTRIC CAR OWNERS GROUPS, ELECTRIC CAR CLUBS GROUPS, GREEN CAR REPORTS, GOVERNMENT GROUPS, etc etc we were met with scathing negative responses. "You're delusional". We predicted Donald Trump, if he won (If the country was insane and racist enough) the first actions he would take would be to destroy the shallow progress our Green Technology industries have made.
In the first 100 days of his reign our predictions became truth.
Trump hired morons to destroy the EPA, and HIRED THE CEO OF EXXON/MOBILE OIL FOR SECRETARY OF DESTRUCTION. He made good on his threats to end pollution controls, and the slowing of Global "Harming"... He's an idiot. My favorite Trump quote "I don't see why they got rid of aerosol sprays? I mean I spray my hair... in MY apartment... How does that harm the ecology???"
Then, evidence was found by our CIA and FBI Trump conspired with Vladimir Putin, Russia to win the Presidency... So, basically. Putin, who's made BILLIONS off Rosnef Oil, who's home base is feet from the Kremlin CHOSE OUR PRESIDENT... why? Because the better Candidate... Hillary Clinton was going to continue sanctioning Russia's attempts to destroy our planet. There's HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND RUBLES worth of oil in these protected oceans... TRUMP, PUTIN, EXXON, ROSNEF and all the other oil companies want it... The public wants it.
Trump's eco-damaging ethics will indeed help the economy.
"America will be GREAT again!!!"
Then, just like cutting down the last Redwood tree would build a great fire the gluttonous effects of 1.5 million gas burning cars will take effect.. Our skies will be copper again,our seas floating soot... and the cancer wards will be full. And animals extinct.
oh, Trump did call in Elon Musk from Tesla to join his "round table of photo ops". Don't get me started on Tesla, read our news postings the past 10 years... Tesla blew their lead in the EV market, Tesla ignored our emails and phone calls FOR YEARS asking to evaluate their cars... EV makers chose to give George Cluney and Justin Ttimberlake to test their cars... that EXPLODED and BRICKED... (go figure!) ... While Tesla made $120,000 Billionaire cars China and Europe came out with cars people could afford... Tesla will be gone. (After a couple more hundreds of millions of investment dollars of course!)
I now predictgas prices will fall "YIPPIE"... auto makers will again pump our HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GAS GUZZLERS... then $4, $5 per gallon gas is coming!
As it did under George "Oil Tycoon" Bush in 2000-2008. The publc didn't learn enough of a lesson when the USA's economy hit the worst depression in history! The next one will be worse.
SO WHY IS ELECTRICCARS.COM WORTH AN INVESTMENT ACQUISITION?
The auto industry will continue to manufacture about 400 million more gas cars worldwide over the next decade and that will steamroll us all toward massive worldwide oil induced economic failure! The phase in of electrics will be more vital as the overpowering demand for oil reaches crisis levels. It's coming!
This website has and will be the center of the phase out of gas burning cars completely. We had recently begun to shift our direction from what was "making people think about electric cars" to "helping people find electric cars to purchase". But, we're not a car dealer, and we've not had the resources to do what should be done... mainstream marketing.
The major auto company that takes over this website will have the funds and resources to properly promote electric cars and has channels of distribution far beyond our scope. This corporation will have butts in the chairs in the White House... working with the support of future Presidents who hopefully will not be oil backed short sighted thinkers. And, most important will have connections and influence to kiss the butts of the major search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing who scuttled our website to page 20 when the other companies were writing them checks (and giving them free cars?)... Whoever buys ElectricCars.com will be on the front of this worldwide revolution. Like I was in 1996.
The world is now phasing in electric cars. It's time to see this website go to the next level. An electric car in every garage. Solar on the roof, then PV paint on the car. That's right, we promoted that "self-fulfilling prophecy" right here.... people laughed... it's coming. It would have been here... if...
Before you flash off an offer to me like HUNDREDS of people have done over the years... Let me fill you in on some facts:
Since 1996 we've had literally hundreds of what I call "wishful thinking offers". . My favorite story to tell is about one week in December 2011 when we received two offers. One was for $200,000 Not bad for in the middle of the worst recession but still a joke, (that's about how much a major auto company spends on martini lunches and toilet paper). Turns out this company was a small startup run by wishful thinkers. The other offer that same week was for $50, yes fifty bucks haha! I've heard everything... but that was THE ALL TIME LAMEST OFFER EVER. It's funny the moron who offered the massive $50 told me quote "I was very disappointed that i did not get your domain electriccars.com for my 50 dollar bid which i thought was overly generous after the battery disater with the gm volt." (referring to a glitch GM had in the batteries that was overcome in days, like all glitches will be solved) I promptly offered this idiot $50 for his Wife.
CORRECTION: JAN 2017 DAYS INTO TRUMPS PRESIDENCY WE RECEIVED ANOTHER OFFER REFLECTIVE OF HOW MORONIC THE WORLD HAD BECOME:
$2 via a Facebook member
(We think he was joking ...maybe?)
In the past few years several serious offers have come in. The highest offer we've received from a USA company was in 2009 for $225,000. And they were kind of acting like they were doing us a favor. They didn't know I had just turned down an offer from an Opec entiity... I paraphrase this representative from an oil producing country "I have been instructed to develop business with U.S. EV manufacturers. Our investment would be to partner with, make an investment or purchase your company. Our investment amount to several millions of U.S. dollars" .
The USA companies "toilet paper offer" was just another indication of the lack of commitment going on in U.S. board roomsat the time. And the level of interest Opec will have in monopolizing the electric car industry as they lose more and more oil revenues.
The offer from Opec was very very tempting... I could have retired in luxury... but, after some real soul seaching. It felt that if I had sold to a middle eastern company I was "selling out to the enemy". Like when GM sold Stanford Oshinky's lithium technology to the oil monopolies in 2003. Like all those stories about the 100 MPG motor that was bought and buried in a file somewhere? Like the rumors of a 1,000 mile per charge battery that is "somewhere out there"...
And our email was saturated with offers from companies around the world who were coming out with EV's and people who wanted to buy electric cars...
Sometime around 2003 I had to remove the email links from the public viewed pages on our website... the low ball bottom fisher offers were so many it just was frustrating... People wasting my time to tell me how "worthless" this website is as they bickered to buy it. Insulting. Morons.
I did the honorable thing with the "real offers"... I respectfully turned them down...
I mean, I was on top of a massive market...THERE WAS NO BIGGER SHIFT IN PURCHASING WORLDWIDE THAN THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF GAS CAR OWNERS DISGUSTED WITH OIL... I had people starving for EVs... I had car makers calling wanting to partner... I had distributers telling me they would be purchasing "200 ELECTRIC CARS AT A TIME!"
Like all great movies... Just when you pop a bottle of champaign...
HAHA!!! Jokes on me...
The people we were working with in the USA to build affordabe lithium cars SCREWED US!
Basically used our good name to try to rip EV customers off...
Our first little run of orders... 5 FRIKKIN CARS... Cars similar to the Smart car FULLY LITHIUM POWERED!!!
... these idiots who had the "golden ticket NEVs".... stopped returning calls... took about $50k in deposits and LIED, DELAYED, LIED... then tried to KEEP the deposits... THAT'S A FELONY!!! This was over 5 DAMN CARS!!!... hundreds more orders coming... if they would have just built those 5 cars we'd be selling these worldwide... THE CAR TO REPLACE PEOPLE'S 4000 POUND GAS GUZZLER TO CARRY 10 POUNDS OF GROCERIES... If they had technical problems TELL US... be honest... people knew these cars were cutting edge... delays people can handle... DISAPPEARING!!! WITH CHECKS IN HAND... F**K !%%#!!!!
That was fun! 3 years of legal battles to bring those rip offs to justice.
THE DMV Fraud Investigators sided with ElectricCars.com and the Customers... but it was the height of the great recession. They told us... "Sure we can go after them but everyone's going bankrupt... what good will it do for your good customers".
NEVER AGAIN... "PARTNER WITH PEOPLE" NO THANKS.
PS. My Grandfather partnered with fancy suits and lost his farm...
No, if a corporation wants my business... they can write me a fat check. Thankyou good-bye.
THEN WEB-GREED STRUCK!
About the time the big winners in the U.S. Stimulus got their HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS $$$ we noticed we were being asked to pay the searchers... "or else"...
soon we're bounced from the 2-3rd listings to PAGE 5-10 BEHIND EV COMPANIES THAT WENT OUT OF BUSINESS YEARS AGO!!!
The companies that did sell stock investments and recieved HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS in U.S. Stimulus funds
and GAVE CARS TO CEO's OF INTERNET COMPANIES...
big shock... they're #1
"GO U.S.A". ... nah, I'm done with that.
Munson, McGuire and Gast.
I was now "that guy" people talk about with "shoulda-wudda" on his head. When things were hot I slammed the phone... on good offers... Just to pay for it.
I feared that an Opec business would turn this website into a smear campaign like the ads you see every night on tv about "how beneficial the oil industry is to our lives". How many jobs the "oilionairs" create (not how many jobs are being lost because of high gas prices) how they're saving butterflies (not how they want to bulldoze the tundra, blanket our oceans with soot), and how "clean and plentiful crude oil and natural gas is" (Not how many thousands of oil wells run dry... fracked to death)... No you sure don't hear about how the oil industry is reaping record profits while the rest of us suffer in the worst recessions, and you'll never hear them admit to how many lung cancer victims die from auto emissions caused by the tons of crap burning fuel puts in our air... It's all good to them... remember "they're doing us all a favor"...
In the coming decades oil companies will invest hundreds of millions in this oil-propaganda BS, because they know electric cars will take over... They'll still make billions off trucks, airplanes, trains and ships etc but in 20 years people will look back at gas burning cars like Model T's !!!
I really hate the idea of one of the oil mega-giants owning this website... my baby!
But, honestly afterall the years spent listening to CEO's of our companies tell me why EV's are basement investments... Government leaders telling me "oil makes the world go 'round"... and now seeing this USA choice for President...
TIME TO MOVE ON!
Why am I selling?... My new project ElectricConversions.com will be the next revolution and my new conquest... I'm going to need some serius capital to build shops like Jiffy Lube where you drop off your car Monday and pick it up fully electric on Friday. So far, of course the companies I've approached about this tell me it's way too ahead of it's time... There I go again! I'm being politely laughed out of offices AGAIN.
And, being the guy millions of people turn to to complain "why don't they" has really become old... I've given this electric car phase in almost 20 years now and I've seen HUNDREDS of millions of dollars in funding go to the wrong people. Rich kids who think the world can afford $120,000 electric sports cars... Talking on the phone with Detroit Executives who give me 30 minute disertations on how stupid of an investment for them electric cars are... Being politely asked by EV startups to "move away from the vehicle" at EV car symposiums when they find out I could ruin their FAKE cars before their IPO's. (FISKER, CORBIN, TESLA, etc etc etc)
I've seen paltry support from the good ole boys in Detroit, and to be honest I've grown tired of having people ask me "why are electric cars so expensive?"... and constantly getting into heated conversations at parties with educated people who preach "gas is good"... and watching the news repeatedly talking about how gas is causing prices of everything to skyrocket and recessions, depressions, wars... etc. Honestly, the public is retarded when it comes to gas. Very few people see the negative results of oil on our society.... It is time to pass the arguing on to someone who has the power to make things happen.
I always tell people... "Next time you go tot the gas station just bend over and stick the gas pipe you know where ...
because that's what the gas companies are doing TO US ALL!"
NOW WITH DONALD BILLIONAIRE TRUMP IN CHARGE... GOOD LUCK GETTING DEMAND FOR EV'S TO GROW.
When gas hits $4 per gallon... someone else can answer the hundreds of phone calls and emails from desparate people who tell you you're going to win the Nobel Peace Prize.... Some of the same people who probably now voted for Trump! He and Putin will win the Nobel for pumping billions of dollars more oil... turning our skies gray... Brilliant thinking US VOTERS!!!
The world will continue to frack, and pipe as much oil as possible... But do the math... 40 million more gas cars sold every year, 7 billion people will be increasing to 15, 20 plus billion... We're already seeing the results in our weather, cancer rates... recessions, depressions... But very few see why...
I tried, I did my part to change the world's attitude and it's working... Every auto company now has electric models coming (some sooner than others) I've influenced the thinkers, berated the lame and now... I've got better things to do !!!
WHO CAN BUY THIS WEBSITE:
I didn't want ElectricCars.com to fall into the hands of an entity that would create smear campaigns. But, let me tell you in the past few years some of the U.S. companies have really "disappointed me" And then we got ZILCH from the HUNDREDS of millions of stimulus funds, (even though millions were supposed to be for entities promoting electric cars), So now, ANY COMPANY, ANY COUNTRY... HIGHEST BIDDER TAKES IT !!!
Let me tell you I'm a "Buy American" supporter. Hell, my Mother and Father both worked for Ford, GM, Cad etc. When I bought a Honda in my teens my parents made me sit at the kids table at Thanksgiving! I'd love to see Ford, GM or one of the European companies take off with this website! I'd enjoy seeing a U.S. car maker a level of investment in this website like they spend spend on Dorritos and Budweiser commercials? Unfortunately, the U.S.A. electric auto companies are really still moving too slow. And companies in foreign countries are moving full speed... Right now there are thousands of electric cars being sold out of China and worldwide that aren't even legal on US streets... That's why gas is on it's way past $4 plus in the USA .... AGAIN!
I am over feeling guilty about the prospect of selling to another Country... even OPEC.. why? I just have had so many conversations with "well educated" morons in charge of our auto corporations, who tell me 25 reasons why electric cars are not a part of their profit making agenda. And normal every day people arguing with me why they want a gas car, and have no brain power to see what living in an OIL ADDICTED society is costing us all... My opinion is the world will literally have to be in shambles before most people realize how important electric cars are.
Even Lemings figure out they need a parachute half way down.
So.... If you are a representative of a major auto company make me an offer... I've had hundreds of people tell me this website will be the most important site in the world as oil goes away... It can be YOUR COMPANY'S ONLINE HEADQUARTERS. Time and Time and Time again I've had people say "I just typed ElectricCars.com into my browser"..bipassing the "pay to play" searches.
TERMS OF THE SALE:
There are a couple terms: The buyer will agree to legally bind these terms to future trades and buyouts, these terms shall be transfrerred to all future owners for a period of 20 years after this sale.
1. I will have a "trademark umbrella" that will protect my other domains from trademark woes and takeovers. For instance when I display the words "electric cars" on www.ElectricCarsMuseum.com I don't want some greedy owner of this domain using their trademark power to squash. This will be transferrable to any buyer of any of my EC domains.
2. I will have a binding grandfathered agreement to be paid a 5 percent of any and all "future sell ups" if/when the buyer, and future buyers sell electriccars.com to larger companies. Because I know this website will sell like Facebook for $500 MILLION someday when electric cars dominate the roads and car sales. The company who buys this will be committed to EV's and in the coming years this website will become more valuable. I sure don't want to hear on the news it sold for 100 times what I got for it. Like the guy who sold computers.com in the 90's for $50,000... that guy didn't invision what this www was going to be... what an idiot !!!
3. I will have due credit publicly displayed on the website for being the original developer and architect of ElectricCars.com way before the "EV world" even existed. Sorry, I've read my words in history books, and seen my concepts taken to the market with little and no credit... I'm not too proud to ask for credit before some rich brat buys his way in?, AGAIN!
4. There will be an monetary aquisition amount for this buyout. This figure will BE BASED ON WHAT THIS WEBSITE AND TRADEMARK WILL BE WORTH AFTER THE WORLD SURVIVES THIS LAST OIL ADDICTED TIME PERIOD. I have no need to sell this for pennies and listen to "bottom fishers" telingl me how F**CKED electric vehicles are today. Duh! The industry will tank under Trump. But, if you're still reading my scribble here you know what we've got. You want it, Your company will prosper... I just have done my 20.
Do yours. When I started EV's were drawings in magazines... You acquire things BEFORE the masses.
5. A cash deposit of 10% of the aquisition amount will be required when I accept an offer, and the buyer will pay all administrative and legal costs of acquisition. If the buyer wants and escrow they will arrange it with a reputable service and pay it. All costs of this deal are on the buyer. When I am sure funds and terms are met I will initiate transfers of ownership.
How much do I want for this website? Well let me tell you I've been asked that so many times it finally dawned on me. The key question is not "how much do I want?" it's "who am I talking to?". Some bottom fishing startup will offer me squat and then argue with me and put the website down. Been there, done that. hundreds of times! Save that BS for flea markets losers.
(Hello, we work in the auto industry... Negotiation 101 "Used car salesmen mentality" - bat down the value of what you know is valuable - purchase technique of the lame.)
But let's talk about some of the dot com and corporate investments we've seen lately...
Facebook, Myspace $500,000,000... then even more ridicules Facebook buying Instagram... $1,000,000,000... really? do you know how many image transfer technologies and social media websites there will be in 20 years... this was a joke.
Broadcast.com acquired for $5,000,000,000... really?... years from now every website will be streaming video, and there will be 100 technologies...
Paypal $500,000,000... what a joke. eBay definately had too much of their stockholders cash on hand...
For those of you who don't know eBay was an auction site that streamed money for a while... Now they slam spam and beg people to fall for their "dinosaur" sales system.
Warren Buffet investing $22,000,000,000 in ketsup??? Really??? He invested 10 cents in his electric car company and this much in a condiment? You're drinking too much cherry coke Warren! You could have changed the world... even a couple billion would bring 500-1000 mile per charge electric cars to market... and everyone could prosper as oil prices would not be killing consumer prices for everything... instead, well, we'll all have better hot dogs? What Mr. Buffet doesn't realize is as gas prices continue to kill the consumers spending they won't be able to buy luxuries like condiments...
May 18, 2013 tumblr.com sells to facebook for $1.2 Billion - are you f**king kidding me!! now I know we are in a the matrix... OMFG who the f**k makes these corporate decisions??? Oh that's right... usually Stanford geniuses and old money offspring..
and my favorite... Yahoo paying a 16 year old $30,000,000 for a news streaming ap... what the !@#%... really?
I don't expect a ridicules amount for this buyout like these examples but this shows how the people at the top are thinking...
Don't agree with me???... fine I'll bring it down to low ball terms... creditcards.com was sold for 2-3 mil, developed and flipped for 130 mil in just few years time... credit cards? no where near the scope of this transformation from fossil fuel burning cars we will see over the next 20-100 years... Nobody is going to look back and try to remember what gas powered credit cards were.
HOW MUCH DAMMIT!!!:
So, how would I value electriccars.com???... the website that will be the center of the phase in of EV power and the removal of this self-serving, self-righteous oil industry of greed that has been literally killing people... the PHASE OUT of millions of gas burning engines in the GROWING millions of polluting cars on the planet? The website that literally is the "key phrase" for what will be the largest market shift in consumer purchasing in history??? hmmm.... well, I will tell you I am realistic. I don't care or expect to be mentioned on the nightly news when this sells but I ain't no fool either...
I know this is all about having the right person(s), representing the right auto company or some other business entity, country, or congolmerate that wants to be the leader in the biggest TECHNOLOGY PHASE IN in history.
If you are the right person the number will fall into place.
*** OFFERS - So far the offers have been as expected but I do want to mention it really seems true foreign countries want this website more than the U.S.A. fat cats... Come on guys... Really, you're going to pass on this and let another country own the world's greatest revolutionary change in auto history website??? Becuase the offers are getting close... time to speak up... Stanford Grads, Wall Street, Detroit.. APPLE!!!???.
ElectricCars.com is going to be the center of a massive 5 decade long transition from gas burning cars to electric. It's inevitable, and you know it. The world has some pretty good electric cars coming. If you are a major auto company and thinking "forward" now... And, I will venture to guess the people who realize the worth here are like me... they make moves "before the heard"... the heard is coming... when Toyota, Ford, GM, Honda, etc etc etc are selling "Electric Cars" these will be the words the world types into URLs... and the trademark is the power... to deal with any competition on the web.
make me an offer CLINK HERE TO SUBMIT AN OFFER TO PURCHASE THIS WEBSITE
Soon to be ex-owner ElectricCars.com
I know there are going to be people telling me I "sold out"... I'm a quitter... Haha! No, after I sell... I'll be a GOLFER!
and, show me anyone who has spent 20 years of THEIR LIFE on a such worthy cause with PALTRY income, PALTRY appreciation ...
I'll be ok taking just one nice fat thank you from the planet for helping
Yea, I'll be ok with that
See the movies "Who killed the electric car" and "revenge of the electric car" (even though it's a blatant infomercial)
ps. chris p, really those were the 4 pioneers of the ev industry? hmm Chris must have wanted to golf too?
Also, see What is the Electric Car? the movie I'm in ... nobody saw because network TV didn't want to piss of their oil sugar-daddies...
Too bad it wasn't a little more brutal in the truth... sometimes you need to slap people to wake them up.
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Who wants to golf?
Maybe me and Obama,
another guy who got slammed for trying.