DaveMiller wrote:Plus I love the simplicity of an EV. It is just better technology. I doubt I would have thought that way 30 years ago.
My thoughts exactly
You design an ICE and then you need a cooling system. Unless you want to handcrank it, you need a fairly complicated self starting system. You need to let it idle when you come to a stop sign, so you need a clutch of some sort to disconnect the engine from the driveline. The engine has a fairly narrow torque band so if you want good low speed performance and highway capabilities, you need some sort of transmission - In the old days, it was a 2 speed Chevy PowerGlide, but now automatic transmissions are 6 or 7 or even 8 speeds . . . . and of course, you need a reverse if you want to back up
With electric (or steam) you have maximum torque at minimal RPM's so no transmission, clutch or reversing gears are needed. No 200 degree liquids to deal with, no oil or filter changes, no exhaust system to rust out and leak, no carrying around 15 or 20 or 30 gallons of explosive liquid just looking for a spark in the event of an accident
Simplicity, technology, engineering - That about says it all