My last trip to Wisconsin (about 8 hours straight) we actually took about 11 hours to get there because we stopped three times to let the kids play. Easiest trip I've ever had. It was insane the difference.
I think most Americans are like my girlfriend and I. That’s the true America.
Nothing wrong with taking your time and strolling through but most people who take long road trips, especially those on work, have zero desire for cars that require long charging times.
Go over the speed limit - breach
Brake/ accelerate too hard- breach
After every 2 hrs must stop 30 mins regardless where you are otherwise- breach
The last control is an absolute PITA on a 450 mile trip and 50-60 mph limits.
Never thought I would prefer horrible airport checkin over driving but here we are
You do notice I said kids right? It's much different when it's two adults. You want to play what's more America then you rooting against companies that are using America to bring change to an ancient industry at this point.
You know, all fine and dandy and such.
GM and VW have both made recent announcements regarding their (separate) joint ventures with large construction companies to build thousands of additional charge stations. And EVs need WAY fewer stations than gas-engine cars do, since EVs will be doing the bulk of their charging at home.
Even now, gas station owners don't see much (if any) profit from selling gas. That's why they partner with fast food places and convenience stores. With EV charging, they could be seeing much more profits, as the drivers would be able to stay (and shop) longer. Of course, that's only temporary, as EV charging times should certainly be on par with gas refueling within a few short years.
As EVs continue to take a bigger and bigger chunk out of the new car market, we can expect gas stations to be fewer and further between. In a decade or two, we'll find it pretty difficult get across the country on gas.
'16 Chevy SS
a 4 door Camaro
sucks for those who want it.. but we are now at a new level... DCT is awesome in performance.. but everyday driving I'm wondering. I've only experienced them in performance.. not everyday
My current crop is 2016 CTSV Fully loaded, 2016 Corvette Z06 3LT fully loaded, 2015 GMC Yukon SLT Fully loaded, 2014 Impala LTZ, fully loaded, 2011 Chevy Cruze (kid's) LTZ, fully loaded, 1966 Chevy Impala SS 396 4spd Muncie 3.73 gears, 2003 Harley Softail with Rinehart exhaust, 2016 Harley Night Rod Special Hidden Content
GM has no stones any more, people. Accept it. Completely depressing. A manual on a V8 doesn't need 7 or 8 speeds. WTF? 5 or 6 will do perfectly fine for a driver's car. GM has no DRIVERS anymore??? Please try harder.
This is like 3rd grade. The answer is... no, not that one, the other cheaper one! Why not? And, charge for it. People that want to drive will pony up a bit extra. Really. Not offering it says GM got lobotomized somewhere along the line. The Men In Black are my suspects.
Seriously, this is the most stupid thing GM has done in 25 years or more. Mark my words, the Viper will rise again with a manual trans, at a huge price point.
Electric rates in SoCal have already killed off the EV and it will only get worse.
The ICE is still the most effective/efficient way to power vehicles and only needs to have some Hybrid Assistance to make them better.
Only thing I can see replacing the ICE is a Natural Gas or Gasoline powered Fuel Cell that directly powers a Electric Motor without a Battery pack.
'16 Chevy SS
a 4 door Camaro
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