Letter from Bruce Gast - owner ElectricCars.com
March 30, 2013
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!
We now predict $5, $6 per gallon gas and more coming! The auto industry continues to manufacture 30 to 40 million gas cars worldwide and that growth every year is steamrolling 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 have 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 promote electric cars and has channels of distribution far beyond my scope. 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.
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 $100,000 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 printer 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, like all glitches will be solved)
Here's photos of some of the bottom fishing losers who made these stupid offers....
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... "somewhere in the area of 10 Million Dollars". another indication of the lack of commitment going on in U.S. board rooms 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 was 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"...
So I did the honorable thing... I respectfully turned down their offer...
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 !!!
REASON FOR SALE:
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, this 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... 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!"
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 turning into 21 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. I'd love to see Ford, GM or one of the European companies take off with this and see a level of investment like other companies 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 $4 plus in the USA .... AGAIN!
I am over feeling guilty about the prospect of selling to 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.
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 HEADQUARTERS.
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.
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. 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... Am I too proud to ask for credit before some rich brat buys his way in?, nope!
4. A 10% cash deposit will be required, and the buyer will pay all costs of acquisition. If the buyer wants and escrow they will arrange it 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. (Used car salesmen mentality - bat down the value - purchase technique of the lame.)
But let's talk about some of the dot com and corporate investments we've seen lately... I don't expect a ridicules amount for this buyout like these examples but this shows how the people at the top are thinking... (That's a relative term)
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...
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 fuck is doing this...
and my favorite... Yahoo paying a 16 year old $30,000,000 for a news streaming ap... what the !@#%... really?
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 whwere near the scope of this....
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 stinky economy killing gas burning engines in the 100 million 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...
So, 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 market shift 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...
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...
make me an offer SUBMIT AN OFFER TO PURCHASE THIS WEBSITE
Soon to be ex-owner ElectricCars.com
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
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and definitely see the movie "What is the Electric Car" the movie the TV stations WON'T AIR.