Electric motors have ALWAYS been better than the ICE. The problem has always been the onboard fuel storage. That fuel tank vs that battery. How expensive it is, how heavy it is, how much space it takes up, how long it lasts, how long it takes to refill....
But every one of those categories has been greatly improved lately, and the improvements are still coming. Batteries are catching up to those gas tanks. Why is it so hard to imagine that they will pass them by?
Last edited by CaptainDan; 10-18-2018 at 12:02 PM.
'16 Chevy SS
a 4 door Camaro
more efficient gasoline hybrids will actually stave off a lot of the desire
for mass switch to BeVs.
Also, there's no point leaping completely to BEVs when battery chemistry
is still not perfected. The slower transition will also give manufacturers
time to look at all possibilities - maybe even hydrogen powered ICEs.
Last edited by jpd80; 10-18-2018 at 02:10 PM.
GM and BMW merger, I would love it, Use BMW sedans for GM, and SUV/Trucks to help BMW...a win win.
IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!
ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!
Funny thing was Ford of Brazil tried a joint-venture in the 1990s with VW but it didn't meet the expecting goals for Ford. http://boitierrouge.com/2017/09/17/f...ord-au-bresil/
And one Allpar poster posted the following who was worth to quote. https://www.allpar.com/forums/thread...ost-1085053209
Well, it's not like old Henry didn't have a soft spot for certain Germans.
We've been trying to figure out an inexpensive way to extract titanium for ages and it just hasn't happened. By this stage it has become increasingly clear that we might never figure out an inexpensive way to extract titanium. The same thing applies to BEV's. There literally could be no truly inexpensive solution to creating batteries that make BEV's practical in the long term. In fact, we could be rapidly depleting our best resources to build those batteries right now given the nature of some of the elements, so there is the very real possibility that BEV's could become dramatically more expensive to produce in the future.
From what I can see, at least in this regard, the current administration 'gets it'. If they can figure out that an alternative like 100% ethanol would be a lot more beneficial to all Americans, we could end up with a dramatically different direction in very short order.
Last edited by SVT74; 10-18-2018 at 05:35 PM.
Our current E85 capable vehicles are limited in that they are not optimized for E85, but merely "accept" E85, as well as also function with many levels of declining levels of ethanol content, down to E0. If they WERE optimized (higher compression) for E85, a gain in power production and fuel efficiency could be realized.
'16 Chevy SS
a 4 door Camaro
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