A true "car guy" would not be so closed minded. What difference does it make how the vehicle is propelled. I am not saying one is more superior then another, its a matter of taste. But to exclude electric vehicles because they do not make their power with a combustable fuel only shows ignorance. Any real car guy know that horsepower is not what propels a vehicle or wins races, it is torque. Electric motors provide immediate torque directly to the drive wheels without the need for a transmission, providing a hell of a ride that will almost always beat a comparable ICE vehicle. The only real hurdle left for the electric vehicle is range. A fuel cell on board that keeps the battery charged could fix this problem until battery technology improves. But the reality is that future vehicles WILL be driven by electric motors. Take a look at the supercars that have come out over the last few years, almost all of them are hybrids, electric is not going away. In fact, has it ever really gone away? Trains have been using electric motors since steam engines went obsolete. I really do not understand the hatred for electric vehicles, everyone I know that has actually driven or ridden in one, likes them. People that have not driven or ridden in one think they are toys or do not understand how advanced they have become. Are we ready to replace all ICE vehicles with electric, no. Range, battery efficiency, charging infrastructure, charging speed are all obstacles, but only if you want an identical experience to driving an ICE vehicle. There is a place and a need for them now. With gas prices being almost $1 more a gallon then they were a year ago, they are cheaper then ever to drive, even if you have to recharge them every 300 miles or so, and you beat almost anything on the road from one traffic light to another.
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