quote: Instant torque - irrelevant, since the engine produces no horsepower when it's not turning and it produces low horsepower when it is turning at low RPM. A gasoline engine also has "instant torque" as it is already idling at 800 RPM or so, and it has "instant horsepower" as well.
quote: Ridiculous performance - it is quite ridiculous, since driving it in conditions that do not have california-like weather will result in severely compromised run times.
quote: Long ev range - the energy density of batteries is nowhere near that of gasoline or diesel, and it is unlikely to be anytime soon.
quote: False. Torque accelerates a car; the heavier a car is, the more torque you need to reach a certain speed by a certain time. ICE engines do not produce "instant torque". When the OP says "instant torque", he/she means the tendency of electric engines to produce 100% of the torque at all RPMs. ICE engines don't do that; generally, ICE torque is 50% of the max at the lowest RPMs (generally 800-1,200) , peaks around 2,000-3,500, then drops to below 50% from 6,000 and beyond. The swing from 50%-100%-50% is what jerks the car during gear shifts up and pushes you back in the seat as you hold the gas.
quote: Electric vehicles, producing 100% of the torque all of the time, generally lack the jerking and push back. Drivers have commented on how deceptive acceleration is in EVs since it's there, but you don't feel it. "Instant torque" makes acceleration smooth, something you can appreciate in a heavy vehicle.
quote: The Model X isn't even in production yet. Wait until there are models on the road with recorded data before making these kinds of claims.
quote: BTW, the OP meant the 4.4secs it's estimated to get to 60mph. That's better than many sports cars, and is comparable to some older supercars. Not bad for a car weighing more than 2,100kgs (that kind of performance is usually seen from a car weighing 1,400kgs with that amount of HP and a better aerodynamic drag coefficient).
quote: Which is why the OP said long EV range, as in "long for an EV." We have to see a real car in action, but the estimates are pretty good for a battery-only EV. Which invalidates the rest of your post, since Telsa doesn't create cars with gasoline generators.
quote: Considering your posts in this article, it's clear that you're not only woefully ignorant of this topic you're also fond of rambling and attacking people who don't agree with you.
quote: If there is anyone who is reading this thread and would like to know why everyone else disagrees with Eric's comments (or finds them not worth reading) I would be more than happy to explain in greater detail. There's no point it explaining it to him since he's spouting nonsense that can be debunked by an introductory book on automotive concepts and physics.
quote: News flash, people use quick acceleration a lot more often than they drive at 125mph+
quote: Nobody cares about top speed in a full size sedan.
quote: Oh nice argument. Great supporting evidence too.
quote: Well then I declare that "nobody" cares about acceleration in a full size sedan.
quote: People don't buy Tesla's because it's a performance car. Get a clue. If it drove like a dump truck, Elon Musk would still be a hero.
quote: It's great that electric motors give you "max torque" and all that, but I don't know why EV proponents go on and on about it so much. People simply don't drive like that in real life, even if they can.
quote: an electric engine will have better performance in most real world situations and will feel like the premium engine.
quote: Go drive a Leaf, I don't see people accrediting that with a "premium" feel in ANY area.
quote: For nearly $100k it damn sure better feel like a premium engine.
quote: But not even I go around launching my car for the best 0-60 times possible, and I don't see anyone else doing it either in normal driving.
quote: Having said that, I find pretty much all of Eric's posts here embarrassing. And that's coming from ME lol.