Jolle wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:12 am
Andres125sx wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:03 am
DChemTech wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:44 pm
Who cares about top speed or acceleration comparisons anyway?
None of these things matter for a consumer car. If anything, I hope Tesla stops focusing on such indicators, and just makes a decent, affordable and efficient car, and rather with a top speed of 130 than 250.
I´m hoping that too for decades from Mercedes, Ferrari, Lambo, Bugatti... Stupid car makers
Musk was extremelly smart, he´s that wealthy for a reason. EVs can´t be affordable with current battery technology because they´re expensive, so no car manufacturer can offer an affordable EV commuter. So Musk said, ok, if my cars have to be expensive, they will be expensive but they also will be luxury cars so the huge ammount of money my customers will pay will have a reason apart from being an EV
If people have to pay an expensive price for EVs, with Tesla they at least will get a luxury car. That´s Tesla filosophy, and IMHO it was spot on
On the other hand, it does help the EV to look sexy. Electric bikes are still in the phase before that for instance. All the manufacturers are busy developing the equivalent of the Nissan Leaf or the Renault Zoe while there is a huge opportunity to design an earth shattering dragster kind of bike, with a ludicrous rear tire, stretched and be the king of the stoplight sprint. Even as a lover of EV’s, a Zero just doesn’t do it for me yet.
Its an issue of physics, custom bikes with GM LS V8s have been available for years, but even these Al engines
are far too massive for anything but straightline posing, & the same applies to battery bikes, you have a choice,
no range, or range but no steering/handling/braking finesse, & if its super-expensive too, like those helo-turbine
bikes, then its a very limited market, & a poseur biker usually wants a 'full house' of 'sound & fury' to deploy...
A 2 tonne plus Tesla can 'disguise' its mass/inertia to a fair extent, (as do huge ICE SUV performance vehicles),
but this is of course, not applicable to a proper sports motorcycle...