I used to have a powerful Subaru Impreza. Then I did not have a family. But then, when I had a wife and children I had to sell this machine and buy something inexpensive and family. After seeing the kia soul review, I realized that such a car would suit me.
Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, now has the 3 seater T50 (US$3.1 million, 100 will be made). Described by Mr. Murray as the "ultimate analog supercar". Interesting fan technology, amongst others.
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Very doubtful IMO. There just isn’t the infrastructure to support them and unlikely to ever be so. To make them viable you pretty much need a charge point for every car. Certainly more than one charge point per household at any rate.in 10 years eletric cars will be in the lead
0-60 is hardly the main priority for the vast majority of cars on the roads. Although I do think electric drive will become more popular. Not sure if it will be 4 motors, 2, with a gearbox/transmission or direct drive.but there's is so many benifits to electric i predict a car with a eletric motor in each wheel hub for true all wheel drive. the new tesla is insane 0 to 60 in 2 seconds
The electrical grid is everywhere in the industrial world. It's generally got surplus capacity - especially at night - and sees continuous growth.Very doubtful IMO. There just isn’t the infrastructure to support them and unlikely to ever be so.
A dryer outlet (typically 240V 30A) is basically all it takes to charge a vehicle overnight. Home 'charge points' are essentially serial comms, a current sensor, and a contactor to prevent the breaker from tripping if the vehicle draws too much. With some ingenuity one can even share the same circuit with a dryer (or other high-power/low duty cycle load) and stay within the limits of many an electrical panel.To make them viable you pretty much need a charge point for every car. Certainly more than one charge point per household at any rate.
EVs can't accommodate every use case for sure - least of all emergency trumpet repair and the "gas station" concept of being able to fill from empty in <10 minutes is not likely to succeed. The present deployment model is indeed heavily dependent upon dedicated parking and ideally private garages; some can make due with the greater range of modern EV's and public fast charging. I've seen a few deployments that utilized the incumbent infrastructure for old lampposts with wiring optimized for incandescent lamps that have the margin for overnight EV charging.Not too mention the vast numbers of people who don’t have off road parking. City streets lined with enough charge points for every parked car is again way too expensive. Plus they take up room that might not be available.
So are RV park hookups yet there's precious little hand-wringing over those. More concerned about the thousands of gallons of volatile fuel stored at gas stations and the tens of gallons of it sloshing around in vehicle tanks on the move.And high voltage “super chargers” are potentially highly hazardous
Direct drive with a single reduction gear has been the model for pretty much all modern production EVs I'm aware of. Tesla's first Roadster prototypes were equipped with a 2-speed transmission whose main attributes were additional cost, complexity, weight, and slower acceleration.0-60 is hardly the main priority for the vast majority of cars on the roads. Although I do think electric drive will become more popular. Not sure if it will be 4 motors, 2, with a gearbox/transmission or direct drive.