The more I drive the Model S, the more firmly I believe that EVs are the future, and a nearer future than even most optimistic EV supporters might think.
I love this car in particular, and Tesla has done great things that have nothing to do with the fact that its electric - but many of the electric benefits are obvious and transferable: massive cargo space thanks to no Internal Combsution Engine or drive train, instant acceleration thanks to the electric motor, fill up at home, environmental benefits. The core of what makes this car great is that its electric, and future EVs, whether Tesla or not, should similarly be able to capitalize on this. I believe Tesla will continue to lead the way but regardless someone will.
In terms of infrastructure, it makes things like hydrogen or natural has cars seem a little crazy. Call your local electrician, pay him a few hundred bucks to install a 240v and you're done. Fuel up every night at home. Everyone on your block can have a charging station, and it can happen overnight.
So, to me, this seems like the end of ICEs.
I'm sure many of you agree. But what I'd like to hear is not why you agree, but why you disagree. Why am I wrong? I'd like to hear the arguments against, because I'm not seeing it. At least nothing that doesn't have a good answer.
I'll start it off: The one that jumps out at me is battery expense... But I have a very very hard time believing that wont come down significantly in the near future, especially once the world realizes how close we are, and thus whatever additional R&D efforts are necessary would be dedicated to the problem. If indeed its not already achievable with existing or near-existing technologies.
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