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.
Tesla Motors’ $35,000, 200-mile electric car may not revolutionize the auto industry by itself, but it could serve as a starting point for a long, steady climb to a day when half of the world’s vehicles will be plug-ins.
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