- Oct 31, 2014
- Canada's Ocean Playground
- 2013 Golf TDI DSG
All good points, but don't forget how important the infrastructure would be to handle mass sales of all these EV's. Infrastructure, and power generation capabilities. In order for EV's to become mainstream, there's going to have to be charging stations everywhere....and I mean EVERYWHERE to the point we're all tripping over them.Ditto. CARB has been trying to ban ICE vehicles in favor of electric for over 20 some years and hasn't been able to get a mainstream, affordable one yet. For an EVs to fully replace the ICE passenger vehicles, they need to do the following:
1. Drive an absolute minimum of 300 miles on a full charge;
2. Recharge to 100% in less than 10 minutes, preferably 5;
3. Cost no more than $25,000;
4. Come in ALL sizes from sub-compacts to luxury sedans, pickups, vans, SUVs, sports cars, motorcycles, etc.
All that said however, if ANYBODY can do the above, it'd be the Germans.
Honda gave the Civic GX a pretty good go...many years, and in the end they gave up due to lack of infrastructure. The cars, even if loved by all are no good to anybody without convenient places to fill their tanks (errr...batteries?).