The vast majority of cars are simple 2wd city ICE cars, and getting rid of those is the immediate priority.
You are completely unaware of my driving experience. You also seem unable to read and understand what has been written.You seem unaware of countryside conditions in bad weather. I suppose Townies only go there when it's sunny
True. This dude seems to think he knows more than the billion $/£/€ marketing departments of Tesla and big auto. They all seem to think the world wants hatchbacks, SUV's and pickup trucks, so that's what they put the most effort into making. Even the humble "townie" estate car is a dieing beast.You are completely unaware of my driving experience. You also seem unable to read and understand what has been written.
It's quite a window on human nature that you and at least one other on here have been going on and on for months about some idea that you think shows carmakers aren't doing something that is clearly vital to humanity - and yet no-one agrees. A variation on the "It's them, not me" syndrome I guess.
I'll leave you to it now.
I hope so! Morgan pulled their plans for an electric three wheeler, which is sad. On the plus side, there's this. Hope they make them for the UK market.To be honest there's probably a bigger world wide market for electric three wheelers than 4x4s
Another one who is unaware of the massive scale of demand for SUVs and the environmentally friendly answer of a lightweight electric SUV. YOU are part of the problem.Hang on, just who is part of the problem? I would not think that is many on here. More those who are holding off getting an EV because no one makes one that matches their exacting requirements. The carmakers know very well what the most popular and, perhaps more importantly, the most profitable vehicle types are and will base their production on those factors. For example, I expect to be waiting a long time for an electrified Austin Ambassador.
A Volkswagen e-Up weights just 100kg short of a Suzuki Jimny. Your aspirations are just unrealistic. Electric precludes lightweight by definition.Another one who is unaware of the massive scale of demand for SUVs and the environmentally friendly answer of a lightweight electric SUV. YOU are part of the problem.
Only to a certain extent. There isnt a huge difference between an i3 and equivalent sized cars like a fiesta, a bev ioniq is lighter than the phev version and some classic conversions dont weigh too much more than the original either..A Volkswagen e-Up weights just 100kg short of a Suzuki Jimny. Your aspirations are just unrealistic. Electric precludes lightweight by definition.
Beginning to sound a bit like King Canute.Yes, EVs are heavier than equvalent ICE cars. It's about pollution, not weight.
If you could buy a huge, heavy electric SUV and charge it only from solar and wind, it would most likely pollute less than the lightest SUV you could buy of any class. That's what it's all about! Thing is that Car makers don't even supply chargers with the necessary direct solar/wind inputs I go on about, so it's almost impossible to save any electricity cost or be greener! I therefore want a "relatively" light electric 4wd SUV, if you want to be pedantic. "
The mistake gullible people make is to trust the "wisdom" and "environmental friendliness" of car makers when history has shown that they are solely interested in fleecing you. You only have to look at the inanity of their ads. They don't even bother with promoting any technical advantages any more. It's almost all about appealing to ego and vanity. Loads of ads don't even tell you the ...ing price!
On the house roof or in the garden.Marcusx, you would like an EV that accepts solar dc directly, are these panels to be fixed to a roof, transported in the boot or what? When they are not charging the car, what will they be used for?
Mine are on the roof and connect via the house grid, so can power the house or car as appropriate.
Thanks for your useful input.Beginning to sound a bit like King Canute.
Exactly what a Zappi does, my solar feeds into the house system, the Zappi is set to charge when there is excess solar, or to charge if I need it to regardless of solar. Other household appliances run as needed. If nothing is using it, then to the grid as green energy. There is no choice of it going to the house or car, it is your choice of how to balance your home and car charging against the available solar PV. If you want both, then more grid power.On the house roof or in the garden.
As I said, the ideal setup would be if there were a Solar OUTPUT as well as an input, so that you can select the priority of what gets solar power, house or car, and when.
Electronically, what gets solar power could be decided by a separate unit or timer, but the important thing is that there is a solar input on the car charger for solar (and wind) to be usable directly but supplemented by mains simultaneously as needed depending on sunshine.
You could describe it the other way around: a solar supplemented mains charger.