Not entirely certain how that has to do with the progress of batteries? In fact it sounds entirely like a local issue. I'm guessing that those same vehicles can still be licensed as a motorcycle as in other states? There are lots of states in which vehicles with no body, such as sand rails, cannot be titled for operation on the streets as a "car." To that all I can say is, contact your Congresspersons...Yes, the people are waking up. So are the corporations. Texas just began revoking titles with a rule that may be greasing the skids under DIY electric cars too. See the japolink article about Texas revoking titles on dune buggies and sand rails, and read the rule in question.
While it is certainly not outside of the realm of possibility that money changed hands (thus it ever was), I also have to wonder if they didn't simply start applying the national "automobile" standards to these vehicles. Dune buggies notoriously do not meet national crash standards, for example.BTW, they are not re-classifying these vehicles as motorcycles, they are declaring them to not be vehicles as far as use on the pavement goes. You can not register them, get them inspected or insured at all. Doing this in the name of safety while it remains legal to ride un-restrained in the bed of a pickup truck or ride a motorcycle without a helmet is clearly a false front.
I don't believe that is anywhere close to true, based on both common sense and the projects shown in this forum. If you are serious about this comparison, you need to count the cost of salvaged parts instead of new, count any labour cost, and meet all legal and regulatory requirements with that DIY project.The big 3 now see that they are so far behind the technology curve that people can make a DIY car that is better and cheaper than what they are selling.
Yep. According to the internoise, top 4 are currently:By the way, I haven't heard the term "the big 3" for a long time; is it still supposed GM, Ford, and Chrysler? Two of those are not big compared to the real biggest automotive manufacturers, which include Volkswagen and Toyota. It originally meant the three major U.S.-based manufacturers, but Chrysler hasn't fit that description for almost twenty years, and is currently a branch of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
They'll certainly be far better than ICE vehicles in almost every way by 2030, except maybe cost and Engine sound!As I've been saying for years, electric vehicles will someday be cheaper than ICE vehicles - and I've further predicted that that will happen by about 2030.
Half a decade later, a few others are FINALLY waking up to the same realization.
Electric Cars Could Be Cheaper Than Internal Combustion by 2030
Err, the whole point of my post was COST... But yes, I do believe they are still on track to be far cheaper than ICE vehicles by 2030. 24-M is still a strong contender, looking to have 350wH/kg batteries in pilot plant construction by the end of this year, with capital startup costs for their technology being far less than traditional batteries like Tesla's. XNRGI's Powerchip looks very interesting. And Tesla also claims to have a 350wH/kg variant in the works for next year. Lots more contenders in the labs, but of course many will fall by the wayside.They'll certainly be far better than ICE vehicles in almost every way by 2030, except maybe cost and Engine sound!