2014 MK3 FoST MRX EFR Turbo Tangerine Scream (German Built)
F it! I'm going to take all these ST parts and convert an Escape!I'm not ready for this wave of massive cars, I'll go kicking and screaming before they make me buy an SUV or a CUV.
the push to EV is going to give us alot of bigger cars to fit the battery, likely why they are discontinuing the focus.
Just so you can charge it with electricity generated with coal...Makes perfect sense... 🤷♂️F it! I'm going to take all these ST parts and convert an Escape!
You're stuck on the side of the road out of charge, AAA shows up.
Now the both of you are stuck there until your battery is charged enough take it to a EV charging station. Now you're stuck there as well....
Nonsense, all of it!
Essentially, it’s not much different than running out of gas in a sketchy neighborhood. But to @ssgtrobertson ‘s point of needing to call AAA...it’s hard to carry a can of electricity back to your car when you need to take that walk of shame....Imagine running out of charge in a less-than-friendly neighborhood with kids in the backseat....
I'm with you @MacawMania I was merely using your comments as an opportunity to be a jag bag toward any snobby, EV troglydyte who happens upon this thread.Yes, I was referring to both the difficulty of AAA getting a charge out to the stranded driver, as well as the extra time it would take to actually charge the battery compared to filling a tank with gas and getting back on the road relatively quickly. Generally speaking, a stranded EV owner is going to spend a longer amount of time getting back on the road than an ICE vehicle owner - that's the point I was trying to make.
Yes, love your jabs towards those folks. Although, they'd probably say that we are the jealous lot who are trying to hang on to our outdated dinosaurs. Oh well, my dinosaur roars when asked to, is rough around the edges, is anything but an image of being neutered or sterile, is less portly than something with a battery, and never fails to put a smile on my face when asked to. Couldn't ask for more.
That's true too. I'll quote the cliched statement that cars are computers on wheels now. With proprietary, encrypted software modules that compel an owner to go back to the manufacturer for service and repair. Cars are going from being purely mechanical devices to electro-mechanical machines, with more and more emphasis being placed on the electrical part.What about another angle on this debacle. Currently we have a generation of mechanics that can barely work on the electrical systems of modern day cars let alone the newest generation of EV vehicles.
Almost every mechanic I've ever asked what personally felt was the weakest aspect of their job performance is has responded with a single thing. Electrical!