When it comes to electric cars, engineers have no shortage of opinions.
A few weeks ago, we asked readers of our print magazine a simple question: What would it take to make you buy an EV? Not surprisingly, our readers weren’t shy about expressing some very emotionally-charged opinions. Many balked at the idea of ever owning an EV, while others said their EVs are already on order. A large cross-section of readers suggested that hybrids – particularly plug-in hybrids – are the most logical powertrain alternative, at least for now.
Since the volume of mail far exceeded the available space in our print magazine, we’re posting the best of the responses as comments below. Scroll through a few of them. If they make your blood boil, let us know. Post a comment here or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the countryís longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
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