- Oct 15, 2019
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- Frostbite Falls, MN
What ever happened to the Beta vs VHS battle? Which one dominates today?really all this needs to be pushed back until silicon batteries are ready... it's like Mercury vapor debacle on steroids when the proper solution was right around the corner.
The thing that bothers me the most about the EV thing is this lemming like rush over the cliff. It isn't supposed to be this way. There was originally a slow and steady path towards increased electrification. The public would be buying and driving more hybrids and plugin hybrids. Such technology would use less batteries, but help people become more acquainted with regenerative braking, plugging in and charging their vehicles et cetera. In addition the slow and steady route would allow for the charging network and other supporting resources to be sufficiently developed. When such ideas for this slow growth timeline were being drawn up the next generation of mild and plugin hybrids were still in the research lab. The engineers and designers in those labs and research facilities, who were involved with the next generation of high voltage mild and plugin hybrids (and those involved with pure battery electric vehicles), participated heavily in the planning the slow and steady route into our automotive future.
There needs to be some sort of SAE equivalent to The Great Barrington Declaration , but dealing instead with transportation instead of medicine. The bureaucrats now running the show have a totalitarian bent which has automotive executives cowering and national economies will be ruined over this.