My ideal future of cars
It's really kinda simple
I like driving. And by driving, I mean actually DRIVING. If that doesn't make sense because that was an ambiguous point, I mean driving an ICE car. You know, shifting gear, that addicting noise, the smell. Stuff any car enthusiast loves. Or is it?
Now recently, some thingy called the "EV Revolution" has become apparent. If you know me, or have read some of my articles (tbh I can't blame you if you haven't because they aren't very good. Ngl I'd be surprised if you make it to the end of this one) you will realise that I despise the Battery Electric Vehicle with a strong passion. However, several people like them. These people often (but not always) angrily dismiss any other fuel source. Kind of like me, actually. But anyway, the angry EVangelists (get it?) must have a reason to hate all fuel sources. I thought that if I do a sort of role-reversal with the angry EVangelists I'd understand why they hate all fuel sources bar BEVs. I hate BEVs for 3 main reasons: Tesla, they lie about emissions and they lack soul and passion. They must have the opposite views to me so they would hate the ICE for example because of Dodge, they don't hide their emissions very well and they are too silly. So these people are very straightforward. They just want to achieve the goal of efficient transport and not have any fun along the way. Maybe they are gullible and believe BEVs are good for the environment. They are soulless, like me. Maybe we have something in common. And yes, I know that point was hypocritical.
Now as these people are very efficient and straightforward, business minded in a way, I offer you this perspective on the industry. The "enthusiasts", as we call ourselves, have a market. If you want proof of this, why does the 911 Carrera S sell so well? Overall it is way worse value than say, an M5 at the same price. It is slower and less practical. It sells so well because it is nice to drive, same with the MX-5, all the way to something as pure as a Caterham 7 or Ariel Atom or Nomad. And "enthusiast" cars are powered by the ICE, not batteries. If they are electric, they sell in ridiculously small numbers, are looked down upon in the automotive world and are from one of those stupid English brands produced by a man having a midlife crisis in his garden shed meaning they have even worse build quality than a Tesla Model 3. So to the business minded EVangelists, if there is a market for this stuff, we must keep the ICE alive, right? You can't replace the ICE as an enthusiast car. Sure a BEV can be faster but they can never be as fun. Never. And as enthusiast cars drive minimal miles as they are purely for fun, they will barely produce many emissions at all. Hopefully they'll be powered by synthetics so we won't run out of fuel any time soon.
To be honest I don't care about the boring cars of the world being electric. If climate change for some reason doesn't start slowing down don't say I didn't warn you. But as long as we still have our enthusiast cars ICE powered, I'm happy.