Originally Posted by lonestar
I have a 1997 Honda civic in the driveway that gets 37 MPG the last time I checked around town. Why the technology has not improved since then is beyond me.
Why would I get a hybrid spend 30K plus to get a car that gets me 10 MPG more. Not to mention the thousands of dollars in maintenance when it is time to replace said batteries and add disposal of same to the ecology.
Sorry folks but electric is IMO not the way to go.
EVs are the future. ICE technology is a dinosaur headed for the tar pit.
Battery technology is rapidly improving. Batteries are becoming cheaper, lighter, smaller, more energy-dense, and more robust. Rapid charging and battery swapping are becoming available.
By 2030 EVs will be cheaper, far more reliable, safer, and better performing than their ICE counterparts. By then consumers will view ICE cars as noisy, unreliable, under performing, polluting, expensive pieces of junk.