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Old 01-30-2018, 01:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Electric power steering isn't unique to BEVs, neither is electric water pumps, electric heat pumps, or electric brake boosters. The Gen III Prius is entirely beltless.

EVs have a lot going for them:

Performance
Convenience of "refueling" at home
Generally lower "fuel" cost
Lower maintenance costs
Lower pollution
*Eventually cost of purchase

These advantages will need to outweigh the drawback of limited range and slow charging for consumers to be interested in them. Once the purchase price can beat ICE purchase prices, people will adopt them more. They will still suck at longer trips though. I'd be willing to plan an EV trip and wait at chargers though if gasoline were crazy expensive and DCFC electricity was cheap, but as it is, just the opposite is true.
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