It’s all about range vs performance

Not a week goes by without there being another story about some new electric car coming onto the market and they are all without exception grossly deficient in one very significant way.
None of them can continuously travel anywhere near the sort of distances that we can expect from any liquid fuelled machine and none of them can be made ready for reuse in a reasonable time frame once their batteries have been discharged.

Mitsubishi i MiEV.
Mitsubishi i MiEV. Click for article
The Ultimate Aero EV will prove that electric-powered vehicles will not only match but outperform internal combustion cars, the makers claim
Impressive: The Ultimate Aero EV will prove that electric-powered vehicles will not only match but outperform internal combustion cars, the makers claim (Click to see details about this car)

Maybe we will see the development of viable (and affordable) fuel cell cars in my life time which will redeem electric propulsion for transport but until that happens I think only a religious zealot or a total idiot would spend money on a battery car that will not get you to the shops and back .

Cheers Comrades

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About Iain Hall

I am married with two children and I live in south-east Queensland.
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2 Responses to It’s all about range vs performance

  1. Will Holman says:

    Hi. I’m trying to get hold of the chap with the gas turbine powered Dax Rush. Can you help please?
    Thanks
    Will Holman
    Editor
    Practical Performance Car magazine.

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