If EVs are in such high demand, why do that have such awful resale?
Electrify America’s DC chargers are, quite literally, sponsored by dieselgate. They’re part of VW’s penance.
When it comes to climate change, I’ve always told people to prepare to make sacrifices. You can sacrifice your finances, your convenience, your comfort, or the future. Choose one, or one will be chosen for you.
Disclosure: I’m one of the 30% who couldn’t have bought an EV without the credit.
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Audi had a lot of opportunities to improve the E-Tron’s efficiency. They use dual induction motors (!) which are notoriously lossy compared to sync AC, and older IGBT inverters instead of more efficient silicon-carbide MOSFET inverters. And they crammed all of this into a generic fat SUV shell which can’t possibly…
Considering the engine revved at 6000rpm, Honda’s lack of turbo seems like a lost opportunity. I understand HKS and GReddy made aftermarket turbo kits that claim to get 200hp.
As others will point out, the GND isn’t hyperbolic. It just defines the ultimate goal. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text
Currently, all fuel cell vehicles use batteries, and so will this one. For one, you need batteries for regenerative braking. For two, fuel cells run around 0.8kW/kg (around 0.5hp/lb) not including tanks. A 300hp fuel cell stack would optimistically be about 600lb, and at .02% powdered platinum, that’s about $3.5k in…
According to AAA, 20% of US drivers (and climbing) want their next vehicle to be electric.  “By storm” is an exaggeration, I’ll admit, but that’s comparable to pickup truck demand.
I didn’t mean that. I meant that EVs would have a growing market even without the policy help they currently receive.
Because Hydrogen is a way better tech all around.
I think the real question is why they invested in fuel cell rather than battery electric drivetrains.
They were actively trying to slow the electrification push. They thought they could throw their weight around to keep government policy from upending the automotive market in favor of electric vehicles.
The ID.3 will only be offered in Europe for the foreseeable future. The US will get the Crozz and Roomzz first, and the ID.3 may come here “eventually.”
Seconded. I don’t know why they stopped with these.