Here the deal. There are a ton of lies and miss information on both sides of this EV argument. I see it here and all over the web.
The truth is the BEV is going to be a growing segment and the migration over will be over 20 years not 4-5.
We must understand that while GM will offer up to 30 EV models globally by 2025 they are not cutting 30 ICE vehicles at the same time.
Right now EV is mot for everyone but over time it will be a viable option to most and as they transition over the ICE cars will decline.
The Billions of investment all automakers are making is their commitment to this change over.
ICE development is getting more and more expensive. Years ago a V8 Chevybwas a cheap and easy build and sell. Today we have 3. Cylinder Turbos with auto stop, cylinder drop and many other annoying tricks just to meet CAFE and Emissions. That is not only bringing in the extra cost of CARB.
People do not want Spark sized cars and they really don’t want the ever increasing costs.
Batteries right now are a big deal not just for cars but for computers, phones and many other things in our society today. There is a ton of development in them and they are getting cheaper lighter and smaller. This will lead to vehicles of the size we want with charge times compared to a fill of gas and less weight.
Just look at the lap tops and cell phones from 20 years ago vs today and you will see the gains over what we have today.
Not only batteries but software will change the ability of the batteries too.
Some are even working on 2 speed transmissions that will permit smaller batteries but longer ranges. One company is working on making body panels hold a charge.
This is a very emotional topic with enthusiast. This leads to people being in denial or parroting the miss information out there.
I have had to keep up on this as I make my living from racing parts. My future to adapt to this is key because this is how I pay my bills like many others in the performance industry.
The story on this site of AEM putting a Tesla drive in a Mustang is only the start. Many others are doing similar work as we all know where this is going.
As for the Corvette aC9 speculation is a bit premature as even GM at this point is still in the exploration of a future model not even close to a business case. Most mfgs are still feeling around to what they would like to do and just where the tech is when they need to do it.
Please do some real research on what mfgs of cars and parts are really doing and you will see just where things are today.
My fear is this for the classic cars.
They already are upping the ethanol content to their fuels to where it is destructive to the fuels systems and engines of older cars. Also the oils today are already damaging to flat tapper cams. I am using a racing oil now to preserve my cam.
Europe is fast becoming anti classic or older car. It is a matter of time that thinking takes hold here.
We all now should begin to fight for our cars but it could end up like things in Canada.
Many companies are not speaking up as they are afraid of being canceled in the media.
Porsche is working on synthetic fuel but that is going to be very expensive.
This is a much bigger deal than just getting mad at GM and saying I am just going to drive classics.
Again we all must get over the emotional value here and think practically and be aware exactly what is really going on.
If you dig deeper this all leads to geo political globalization that reaches even deeper than just our cars. Things like May go as far as how warm or cold you keep your home. Autonomous driving could be used for where and when you go some place.
Being told to mask up and get a jab is small compared to where much is going.
I am not anti vaxx but what they did to the truckers was criminal in Canada.
Things are going to be much tougher than if my Corvette is electric.
We went a long time since the 70’s where elections changed the emission rules.
That unfortunately no longer works as automakers can no longer keep changing plans for every 4 years depending on who gets elected president.
Today they must look 10-20 years out now and spread the changes over time just to afford the changes. Automakers are to the point where financially they have had to make a decision for their own economic survival.
The change to EV was investigated at first to meet emissions with the use of battery and hybrids but today it is pure economics.
They are out not yo save the planet but to save the companies from economic collapse. The average price of a car is now at over $40k and there are less and less buyers in the market for new cars. The hope is with EV they have it estimated that it will hold the line or help reduce the costs so cars can remain affordable.
It is not only the federal regulations but the number of states adopting California CARB regulations. It is no longer 49 state regulations as a number of states are using CARB numbers which are even more difficult to reach.
The globalist involved with our government have taken a number of our freedoms and it is only going to get worse. I have out lined now activist hired at the EPA have tried to change the interpretation on laws passed by the government to meet their agendas.
The things we have seen with the truckers is only a small hint at all that is going on that is not reported by a number of media outlets.
I am not a big political guy and hate to bring it to my hobby but my work and hobby are under threat. In fighting for the RPM act I have met with House members from congress and even our governor. Two people I never expected to see standing at my desk.
Nissan just announced a big change. Toyota has made the announcement in December. Ford, Bentley, Lamborghini, Dodge, GM, BMW, Benz, Hyundai, Honda and about every other significant name has announced their intentions to transfer over to EV products over time.
Time lines are fluid but they all are going the same direction. More will have to partner to make it happen as they lack the money even for the EV change let alone to keep ICE able to meet new regulations.
When Honda goes to GM for EV help to save money is a strong signal how tough this deal is.
We all need to stop bringing gut check emotional and see just what really is going on.