quote: It's similar to how Intel half-assed the Atom for so many years until ARM & Qualcomm forced them to step their game up with Bay Trail.
quote: Nobody cares about your worthless incorrect assumptions.
quote: The purpose of a PHEV
quote: regardless of what you think.
quote: As you well know, Volt buyers often don't use more than one tank of gas per year.
quote: Nor are we readily provided the complete toolset to even efficiently search for such a thing.
quote: There's no market for EV's. But since you continue to convince yourself EV's are ready for everyone
quote: Uhhh exactly. Did the Government force Intel to "step their game up"? Did ARM and Qualcom get subsidies to compete with against Intel? No!
quote: So why is nobody else following this blindingly obvious strategy?
quote: There's very few gov't forcing sales of EVs. Just the CARB states, and it amounts to a small percent. And guess what: Fuel cell vehicles are worth nine EV credits.
quote: Subsidies are a red herring: EVERYONE can get their hands on them. It's an open competition. In what way are they an excuse for half-assed efforts?
quote: I never said they're for everyone, especially pure EVs.
quote: How many $100k cars rolling around do you see on a daily basis?
quote: Saying everyone can get EV subsidies so that means everyone should be making EV's
quote: It's IMPOSSIBLE to meet the new fleet requirements using just ICE vehicles
quote: quote: I never said they're for everyone, especially pure EVs. Oh no, you don't do that at all. You just browbeat anyone who says otherwise...
quote: But go look at every new technology: You ALWAYS aim for the high-end market first, then go for cost reduction to address the bigger market. Tesla success is based entirely on grabbing a big share of the $100k car market.So why is nobody else following this blindingly obvious strategy? What's your explanation?
quote: This is what you get for supporting Government forcing technology down the throats of businesses and people when the demand isn't there, and it's not cost effective to do so.
quote: Now I'm to believe that VW can't even match half of what the Chinese can do?
quote: LOL are we talking about the same VW? Of course they can't match the Chinese!
quote: The performance is lacking - 115 HP and 200ft-lb? The Chevy Spark EV does 140HP and 400ft-lb with a similar curb weight and range