To summarize: the weight hurts, but a torquey EV with good regen can handle that. It’s the aerodynamics that kill you. EVs are designed to slip through the air; putting a trailer-sized parachute behind an EV will double the amount of energy needed to maintain speed.
The Volt should have been a Cadillac, with a bigger gas engine, and marketed as the 3-series class Tesla fighter it could have been. Instead of supercharging, the Cadillac Volt’s killer app would be the gas engine.
I’m really starting to think GM is saving the good stuff for China. Exhibit B:
I used to be big on manual transmissions, myself, until I got tired of hill stops and riding the clutch. I’ve discovered that electrics have that “just downshifted” feel that I always craved.
I’m guessing you also believe a 3.5L V6 Camry is faster than a 1.6L V6 F1 car.
Never turn your back on a tiger, and never trust a corporation. No matter how friendly they seem now, they’re just waiting for an opening.