AJI wrote: ↑Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:29 amIt's marketing Andres, that was my initial point that started this tangent...Andres125sx wrote: ↑Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:00 am...Ultra powerful EVs are just a consequence of adding a huge battery to improve range as people is asking for. Not silly, just what people is asking as once you have a huge battery only few kg more of a bit bigger motor and you have hypercar perfomance almost for free.
Very few people care if a BEV SUV can out-perform the odd ICE powered super-car to 100kmh.., and absolutely no one cares if it can perform a 'tank turn' because a 'tank turn' is totally and utterly ridiculous.
Marketing departments focus on what they can sell as a positive, whether it's useful or not. I dare say that (in Oz) a BEV's totally unnecessary acceleration capability will be eventually declared as dangerous and restricted. I'm quite sure that Australian regulators will exclude 'tank turn' from ever being allowed in anything but pure off-road situations, possibly even prevented from implementation in the Australian Design Rules..?
What isn't marketable is the statement that 'it only takes 30 minutes to re-fuel to 80%' when the existing competition can do it in 5...
Before you respond, just remember that I'm on your team with the BEV thing, but let's not let marketing cloud our judgment on what is useful and what is marketable.
But is that any different from a 500hp ICE SUV? There are some manufacturers offering that, so it's normal EV manufacturers also offers that nosense, specially when it's much less costly than on ICEs cars.
Tank turn is far from ridiculous, when off road doing a 180 or even just a 90degrees turn in no space can be really really useful, specially with a 5m long SUV. At least in tight spaces, in the desert it will be useless but or rough terrain or between trees or rocks it can be the difference between passing and continue, or be forced to go back and look for alternatives.
Not in tarmac tough, doing a tank turns in tarmac will destroy the tires in no time and it's not that useful on road anycase, but for off road it's something I'd love in my car