forcing them to be electric imitations of gas guzzlers, this is the heart of the failure to adapt.
how did we get to the point where we can only ride or drive what the guvment thinks is what we should use?
not only that, the 'real world avoidance' maneuver is totally unreal.
i find that drivers do not avoid. they do not maneuver their vehicle to avoid an accident or strike an obstruction. they just drive over it. that is why they all drive the big vehicles to begin with.
for those people to be the reason we have to give up the right to ride an electric bike at normal speeds and to drive the vehicle we would like without being harassed by guvment edicts is criminal.
it is like letting the religious hate mongering fanatics determine what we can drink, smoke or have sex with have total control over our freedom of being and expression.
this is where ebikes rock, and EVs are so out there, so progressive, avante guarde as they say.
but like with any technology, it has to be supported so the education of all the new people about how batteries and motors and controllers and the individual parts all work is so important. this is where the sphere has to be. to be the 'hot rod' magazine inspiration for all the kids who will eventually 'get it', and the framework for the formation of their ideas of what can be done, either for maxo gonzo speed or ebent efficiency and velo aerodynamics.
electric, but plug in hybrids for a long time until the cost of fuel makes our current transportation system ineffective. those people on planes now i know will be on CNG diesel electric trains later, and taking their personal electric vehicle with them for local travel, and it will be an electric bike imo, or it would have to be shared EVs and ebikes with local nodes in the metropolis, like the zip car now, shared usage of the capital equipment among groups, organized and authenticated by google apps that will watch the equipment users and of course, keep track of them real time so that the risk of the closer social interaction is mitigated through the formation of this new level of community, kinda like the facebook stuff that gave us the arab spring.