Morgan LaMoore wrote:
> trips. About once a month, my family goes to our cabin, which is 300
> miles away, and stopping in the middle to charge would make the trip
> even worse. I guess an EV isn't practical for that anyways, though,
> due to the amount of cargo.
This is really the crux of my point. Simply put, lead-acid EVs have
significant and clearly quantifiable limitations that current gasoline
powered vehicles do not have. That's it, and it's due entirely to energy
storage technology. To most folks, it doesn't matter that the capability
is seldom used. They're paying more and getting less.
What I think most people consider the main benefits of electric
transport do not directly impact the driver (even loud gas cars are
reasonably quiet on the inside, smoky oil-burning cars will provide
fresh air through the vents) so convincing people that these external
altruistic benefits are worth having to say "sorry, can't do happy hour
today, I'm driving the electric and I need to go straight home" isn't
really going to work. There are those that get it without you telling
them, and those that won't accept the impact to their lifestyle, until
they can see how the benefits would affect them personally. And for most
people today, that won't happen until the world becomes a much hotter,
drier place with less wildlife to see on the safaris they [obviously]
take regularly with their Land Rovers.
Don't get me wrong; I'm doing this because I believe in it, and at some
point in the future I hope to bank my livelihood on the success of our
business. But for now I think finding customers is like casting as large
a net as you can. Most people will pass right through, but hopefully
there are enough that think along the same lines and are willing to try
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