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Bolt bombshell

Post by Warren » Sep 21 2016 1:52pm

Stodgy old Detroit kicks Silicon Valley’s butt.

43% cheaper, 30.6% better city range, 8.9% better highway range, 20% better overall range, 7% faster standard charge rate, on 240 volts.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do? ... 0&id=38187

Imagine how far it would go if they had made it a sexy two seat fastback, instead of a CUV box

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Post by Chalo » Sep 21 2016 2:48pm

It took Silicon Valley to motivate the lazy, stupid car industry enough to do it. That's no real surprise, considering that cars are the transportation choice of lazy, stupid people the world over. So we have an industry that can't be bothered to do the right thing, serving a market of buyers who can't be bothered to do the right thing.

For what it's worth, I'm guessing that the Model 3 is going to be a way more desirable car to drive. Those who can afford it will probably prefer it to the Bolt.

Fortunately for us, self-driving taxis will soon be the primary focus of automotive development, and values like durability, comfort, safety, and lifetime costs will outweigh desirability and excitement in car design. We don't need to excite drivers. People die needlessly when drivers become excited.
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Re: Bolt bombshell

Post by Warren » Sep 21 2016 3:21pm

Driver-less cars may be a lot farther off than we are led to believe. Interesting discussion on BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04787nw

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Post by gogo » Sep 21 2016 3:29pm

Chalo wrote:It took Silicon Valley to motivate the lazy, stupid car industry enough to do it. That's no real surprise, considering that cars are the transportation choice of lazy, stupid people the world over. So we have an industry that can't be bothered to do the right thing, serving a market of buyers who can't be bothered to do the right thing.

For what it's worth, I'm guessing that the Model 3 is going to be a way more desirable car to drive. Those who can afford it will probably prefer it to the Bolt.

Fortunately for us, self-driving taxis will soon be the primary focus of automotive development, and values like durability, comfort, safety, and lifetime costs will outweigh desirability and excitement in car design. We don't need to excite drivers. People die needlessly when drivers become excited.
I heard some local TV newscasters commenting about today's teens not being excited about getting their license on their 16th birthday, and some not even planning to get one at all. Cars are no longer the means for 'hooking up', and instead just divert resources at best. Count on teens to do whatever leads to the most 'hooking up'! 8)
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