MB Club Veteran
- Jan 21, 2005
- Mittel England
- ML AMG-line Black Series
All true, but it would appear that if you want decent range while 'making progress' (reasonably; nothing stupid...), not just a Tesla, but any battery car, is not the car to buy; the tech isn't quite there. It will be, no doubt, but it isn't yet.
I'd agree with that.My colleague with his EQC was saying yesterday that he has actually slowed down his driving - as it's that comfortable and smooth to drive. But then again he doesn't have charging capability at home and is at the mercy of the public chargers.
I got my EV in September, and I've never once driven it in anger. I know it will fly like a rocket at the lights, but I've never tried that. The car is quiet, comfortable, smooth... when I'm driving it, I'm thinking of a 747 captain guiding the plane to a soft landing, not of a Euifighter pilot flying low through the valleys in the Alps....
Maybe if EV manufacturers started introducing synthesised V8 sounds into the cabins (as cringe-inducing as that maybe to some & I know some manufacturers already do it with their IC and hybrid cars)?I think I should add this:
I love my Tesla BUT I do see what people mean when they say EVs have no soul.
When I drove my Jaguar XFR, every journey was like a concert. Full of drama as the V8 roared into life, letting of the accelerator and the pops and burble was sublime. It just felt ‘special’.
My feeling with my Tesla is similar to an appliance at home, it works superbly well, does what it’s supposed to etc.
Despite being fast, is it fun? Hmmm
I don’t know… the V8 was just too good
I don’t think EVs will ever be able to replace V8s in our hearts as petrolheads but they are a necessity unfortunately.
I’m still considering selling both Merc diesels and getting a V8 as a second car.. TBH I regret selling the XFR, I should have sold both my diesels and kept the Jag… no point having a diesel now I have the EV for economy.
Anyway… off to look for a V8 addition