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Old 09-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Just remember if they build this thing from the ground up, you get to pay for a car designed from the ground up that will be produced in low numbers. It would be much cheaper if they stuffed electric motor and batteries in a civic.
Agreed, but at some point manufacturers need to begin building from the ground up; from a blank slate. Then the basic engineering lessons learned can be applied to the next iterations without having to spend as much on R&D each iteration. The purpose being the elimination of suboptimal engineering compromises from shoehorning EV components into an ICE developed platform.
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