- Kansas City
Yeah I think this is the mindset that the general population will evolve.Yeah, it's hard to make a case as an only car, but as a daily commuter that gets plugged in at night, they work well. I have a buddy that commutes in a Leaf. He said it's been fantastic and dirt cheap.
Also, because most car enthusiasts can't and won't afford $100k toys the fun souped up econobox mindset will eventually shift from "wants an rs6 but buys a golf r" to "wants a taycan but buys a nismo leaf".
I do think there's potential for ev to be really awesome and capable, but I think the power store method is highly inefficient. Manufacturers need to think bigger and more "how do I generate power as I go". The bolt is technically not a hybrid, but generates power as it drives. It does it from traditional combustible fuel sources (and Mazda is planning similar with a rotary generator), but imagine if you could use a simple liquid to liquid chemical reaction that has a high energy output. It's not unfathomable, but we'd have to find a good way to put energy in without the volatility factor of high energy storage (think batteries bursting into flames when cells rupture or gasoline fumes going kaboom).