Originally Posted by b0oMeR
Well reliability hasn't been proven, so if you are buying an EV car now, you don't know the reliability of the batteries after 5 years / 7 years.
These EV cars are overpriced no matter how you look at it. The Model S tries to remedy the asking price by shoving a lot of "luxury" features like a giant screen. But a giant screen running at an insanely low DPI isn't anything special, its just a gimmick.
There is no fun in an electric car, you don't feel like you are driving. And to be honest, anyone that is able to afford an 80k car probably would do more driving than the average person. I know I would never want to risk running out of juice with a client in the car, or driving extremely slow because i'm at 20/30% capacity. Sorry but "Range" is a HUGE part of "reliability" to me at least.
No car sold has any "safety" issues, there are cars with heavier metals than others but as an industry safety is far of a concern.
What do you mean development? That is what I am talking about! Charging/infrastructure developments are a major problem in non-saturated populations. Especially in places like around Toronto, where your average trip including traffic is minimum 1 hour one way.
Gas stations are simply underrated. Their scale is immense, you can't drive anywhere without bumping into a gas station. Oil and Gas has had 100 years to mature. Lithium is only in the past couple decades where it has reached a point where efficiency and cost is at least closing the curve.
Oh so they many people with them sharing their both good and bad experiences don't count? You do realize these things have been out since 2012 plus I know someone with a model S. So I know it is reliable and can be driven in extreme temps 20 below zero.
No fun in an electric car.... I'll play Forza when I am looking for fun.
Range is not a reliability concern... You knew the range of the car before purchasing. It is your problem after that, Some people buy Nissan leaf 100mile rang, some buy Chevy and some buy Tesla. People who buy bought the earlier Nissan leafs don't expect to get the same range as Tesla. Because they knew what they were buying.
When i said development I meant cars being made with cheap materials, battery etc.
Many cars sold has safety issues. Tesla has one of the best safety ratings in the vehicle industry.
In the future charge stations will be just as abundant as gas stations. I still will not go to them, I will charge at home
Evs are not for everyone, but they fit my life style and many others. So I am in