The Unspoken Reason Why EVs are More Popular Than Ever
As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity, many people are wondering what is causing this trend. According to a recent online discussion, some people believe that the reason behind the rise of EVs is not because of climate change, but rather because they are simply better cars. Tesla, in particular, has made attractive and functional vehicles, and this has contributed significantly to the market pull that reduces market risk for investing in each increase in scale.
The post also notes that people are looking for a life or death situation for the auto industry. Automakers either join the EV race or die. As a result, most concerns about the transition are irrelevant, and laws banning gasoline cars by 2035 are as useful as laws banning flip phones by 2015 would have been.
However, some people are not as excited about modern vehicles, whether electric or not, because they are designed to make as much money as possible, and not to provide good, reliable, maintainable vehicles. These car buyers prefer vehicles that are simple, good, and reliable, and that are not built with fancy technology that will collect data or can be remotely disabled.
To convert more people to EVs, car manufacturers should start building simpler EVs that are not smartphones on wheels, and invest in solid-state batteries. The EV market needs to provide electric models that are integrated into what (non-cutting edge) consumers already trust, like the Prius Prime or Peugeot’s ICE models with an “e” at the front.
Moreover, automakers should also prioritize heads-up displays, which are common among most carmakers and are the best improvement in car driving in the past two decades. Other features that should be included in EVs are LIDAR and cameras to improve the effectiveness of self-driving cars.
In conclusion, the reason for the popularity of EVs is that they are better cars, both aesthetically and functionally. Automakers that do not embrace this reality will get left behind, and only time will tell which brands will continue to make cars that people want to drive.
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Author Eliza Ng