- S​ome Jaguar that looks futuristic

M​y ideal future of cars

I​t's really kinda simple

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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?

N​ow 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.

N​ow 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.

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  • If you watch The Late Brake show on YouTube with Jonny Smith off 5th gear he has recently tested a car for enthusiast that makes sense which is the new MST Escort MK2 which is literally a brand new Ford Escort MK2 using original panels and parts with a new engine. Jonny himself is a petrol head and EV lover and he knows new cars will unfortunately become silent boring tech cars but says internal combustion will live on in enthusiast cars.

    We are currently going through a phase that happened in the UK in the 1960's when enthusiasts of railway steam locomotives were watching them being replaced by new tech diesel locomotives and watching the gorgeous locomotives being taken to the scrap yards to be cut up and melted down. Luckily though the enthusiast all got together and brought locomotives at cheap prices from scrap yards and restored the survivors and ran them on purchased abandoned railway lines which have now become popular tourist attractions. The thing is the enthusiasm has been passed through new generations who want to run the steam trains and also now surviving 1960's-1970's diesel locomotives, me included. This shows that doesn't matter how boring the Indesit appliance EV cars we will have to be forced to drive we can always have a internal combustion car to use as a hobby car and maybe make younger generations get interested and continue driving them, as long as people stop converting classics with a Hoover motor because they are lazy at maintaining a engine, which ruins their charm and unique sounds.

      1 month ago
    • Great comparison with the trains. I really do hope that is the case. I wish that they'd allow at least continued the production of ICE cars in sports cars etc as whilst they do lack a bit of excitement nowadays the development of them is very...

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        1 month ago
    • The only way internal combustion can be saved is if more people decide to by hybrids over BEV's and looking at the sales stats that is the case currently as people don't trust the charging networks provided currently. Manufacturers who are...

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        1 month ago
  • The paint is coming off of my sisters friends 2 year old model 3 😂

      1 month ago
  • I agree, but I like EVs because they work for people who aren't enthusiasts (and people are but want a boring daily driver). I do think there is potential for fun EVs but I think ICE cars will always be better to drive (although I am very happy to be proved wrong). Great article, I really enjoyed it and I hope you don't see me as an EVanglists, lmao.

      1 month ago
    • I personally don't care about the boring cars being EVs. They have so much potential but they just need to be made more carbon friendly. As long as we can keep the fun cars ICE I don't care.

        1 month ago
    • And you aren't an EVangelist btw 😂

        1 month ago
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