Lesson 4 Assignment 6 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 October 4, 2010- January 21, 2011 BA 541 Lesson#4, Assignment 6 Read Case #13, "Who Killed The Electric Car?," on pages 203-210 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (5 th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions in an essay of 300-350 words: 1. What killed the electric car, according to the facts presented in this case? 2. What does GM's decision to end production of the electric car have to do with business ethics? In your answer, consider stockholders' and stakeholders' best interests. 3. What are the pros and cons of the technologies that may replace the internal combustion engine? 4. If you were the CEO of GM, what decision would you have made about the EVI? (Refer to the Appendix before you answer.) 5. Based on the factors that allegedly 'killed' the electric car, what are current factors that may now or presently offer different results for this type of car's success in the market? The introduction of the California Air Resources Board and their 1990 decision to require
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Lesson 4 Assignment 6 - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169...

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