It has more to do with accepting a bit of highly unlikely inconvenience for more day-to-day convenience. Its like saying the US government is going to declare martial law and turn into a dictatorship. It is technically possible, but hasn’t happened yet; I think we’re pretty safe. Read more
That’s a dangerous assumption. BMW just decided to put a charger with decent output in. I wouldn’t put it past these cost cutting companies to use a .75a output charger in the interest of saving $0.05/car. Even overlooking that, my charger is charging my phone at 30 watts IIRC. That’s going to be significantly faster… Read more
I’ll still take the 12v port. It is infinitely more versatile. When devices were making the switch from USB-A to USB-C, I can pull the charger and replace it with a USB-C charger and reap the benefits of USB-PD. That’s not an option if you’re stuck with the built in USB-A ports. Not to mention I can have the built ins… Read more
My Buick Park Avenue does as well. This is a car built in 2002. I’m not sure which was closer to the old guard, this, or the Crown Vic.
In all seriousness, you’d have to go the Miata route. If you took the drivetrain from something like the Leaf or the Bolt, moved it to the rear of the car, and kept the weight as low as possible, you may be able to make it work. Maybe even go full on Exocet or Ariel Atom and do away with the doors and roof. Read more
You have about 3 miles worth of range and it catches fire from over discharging the battery pack when you go full throttle.
Not really, that’s still going to be a penalty box, just a slightly bigger one. The only 13k Corollas around me are around 5 years old, or are the absolute base models with no features anyway. When I say no features, I mean you don’t have cruise control or the ability to unlock the doors with something beside… Read more