Totally different. Let’s learn from our mistakes from the past (intelligent approach) instead of plundering head first into foreign reliance and land fill nightmares (dumb approach). You don’t flood the market with something that may be unfixable, similar to “just pass it so we can see what’s in it”. N. Pelosi tactics.
Except the Feds didn’t pass a law that said you can no longer purchase a Model T. Instead, the market forced Ford’s hand to improve to a Model A, not a law that declared Model T’s illegal to purchase. Everyone keeps missing this point - it’s not market demand that is moving all manufacturers to EV production, it’s that govt’s are declaring gas and diesel cars illegal to sell.
OK, I skimmed through this report, it makes assumptions and admits the data is imperfect, and the spreads are rather wide.
It's a tilted argument but makes a point about reduced emissions overall. The cost issue is still vague and it expects that to improve with time.
It completely misses the fact that ICE engineering and technology will also improve. I smell politics.
Hmm. I'm a car guy, first and foremost. While I love the raspy sound of my MGA, let's face it. She's slow by modern standards. A motor is a motor. If I had the money to burn, I would probably do something nutty like this. Imagine the grin-factor and 0-60 times with an EV platform under a 1960's British body! (Assuming it doesn't fall-off the skateboard in the first place) LOL