Agree, I think if they go down this road of EV... the 718 would be primed for a hybrid AWD (just my random thought)1). A mild hybrid 718 replacement with only flat-4 ICE options, or
2). A hiatus of some sort in Boxster/Cayman production
The Taycan weighs about 1000 lbs. more than a Chevy Blazer, ICE, 4-wheel drive, and all. Battery EVs are not light.The concern about weight is an eye opener to me. I just assumed (and we all know what 'assume' means), the weight of the batteries and electric motors would more or less equal the weight if a heavy ICE.
I do appreciate your advice concerning the use of the word 'assume' but I have scars all over my butt due to assuming things without a good informed basis and I certainly have insufficient knowledge about battery/engine weights (other than they are F#^&$^& heavy) to have anything other than a semi but mostly uninformed opinion. Now, with respect to brakes, after a gazillion (best number I can come up with) brake applications without a brake failure since 1962, I can have an informed opinion (or assumption) they will work. So, I guess, it depends if it is a silly expression or not. Thank you for indulging me....
And btw, if you do not assume your brakes will work, you'd have to leave your car in the garage . Forget that silly expression.
I used the term "silly" lightheartedly. The "assume" quip is actually a fine example of pure sophistry, most often used in a condescending manner against someone who has made a mistake, for the effect of asserting one's own feigned superiority. I find it detestable, actually.So, I guess, it depends if it is a silly expression or not. Thank you for indulging me.
Unless the Boxster is a hybrid, it's not going to be well received. EV alone w/o an ICE or Hybrid option is not a viable solution.
Porsche inches towards electric Cayman and BoxsterPorsche boss Oliver Blume has suggested to reporters that the next generation of Porsche Boxster and Cayman could be fully electric.thedriven.io
...and you base that on....?Unless the Boxster is a hybrid, it's not going to be well received. EV alone w/o an ICE or Hybrid option is not a viable solution.
Just my opinion. I want nothing to do with electric vehicles, be it my DD or my fun car....and you base that on....?
I think it is likely those many who are ambivalent until they drive one place a very high overriding priority on performance or compete in performance based events. However, for those of an older generation, where the car is just a daily driver and the paradigm of a great car includes all the wonderful sensory stimuli associated with an evil ICU, I doubt mostly silent performance will ever alter that ambivalence. I have not driven a Tacan, only walked around one in a restaurant parking lot, but have been other electric cars. Speaking only for myself, but suspecting I am by far not alone, the silence, lack of anything when pushing the start button, etc. is much too disconcerting. Also, charging time and availability of charging stations, by itself, make any electric car, including a Tacan, a no go for many no matter how well it performs.My experience has been that many people are ambivalent, or worse, toward EVs until they actually drive one. ...
That's very debatable. Personally I view current EVs as a fad, mostly being purchased by mid to high income suburbanites. They're impractical for many who do not fit that demographic. I think they have little prospect for long term viability. It would take a huge change in infrastructure for EVs to become the standard mode - at least here in the US. I can see how Europe could possibly make greater inroads with the technology becoming viable because of logistics. And well let's face it, they just issue a decree and there's no arguing the point. However I'd be willing to bet alternative fuels, utilizing similar logistics to petrol, becoming the next generation of motive power. But in the end, ICE vehicles will be around serving the majority much longer than either of us. Just because they can make it, doesn't mean it's a good, viable idea for the masses.But sadly we are at the end of the ICE era.
Well I think this die has been cast as it were. ICE is being eliminated as an option in a lot of the western countries over the next few years, all major manufacturers are committed to EV/PHEV drivetrains mainly because of regulation. In fact a couple of companies have already announced they are no longer doing any ICE R&D and development. So like it or not the era of ICE is coming to an end. Sure regulations could be changed, timelines may shift, but all major car makers are already transitioning. VW group alone has a huge number of EV/PHEV cars coming. Jaguar has announced they going all electric only.Personally I view current EVs as a fad, mostly being purchased by mid to high income suburbanites. They're impractical for many who do not fit that demographic. I think they have little prospect for long term viability.