[Oeva-list] Electric and economy ICE cars "Why so unappealing?"

Greg Long greglongoregon at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 02:10:25 PDT 2012

LOL.... The Tesla Roadster is a $100K luxury model, I'm sure the
Jaguar CX-75 and similar are pricier. I was talking about the Volt,
Leaf, Mitubishi i, etc.  Anything that can be described of as "cute"
probably illustrates the point.  Rear-wheel fairings such as that on
the 300mpg VW concept car aren't really appealing, though they are

The Cadillac ELR looks pretty sharp, though. I doubt it will be under
$50-$60K though.

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Ken Brown
<ken-kw-oeva1.9226ce at qualityswengineering.com> wrote:
> Right, a Tesla is underperforming and ugly.
> Has he even looked at a Volt?
> I think Leafs are really cool looking too, if a bit unconventional....
> Or are Volts and Leafs considered "luxury" models?  Total cost of ownership probably argues otherwise.
> And who can say all these new Think City's aren't just about the cutest things?  :)
> Ken
> Think, Volt, Prius, *original* Insight
> On Jun 1, 2012, at 9:10 , Greg Long wrote:
>> A friend alluded to a reasonable question, why electric cars don't
>> perform and are so unappealing.
>> The engineering answer is easy for the lower-priced set, but the
>> design is a tougher question. I suggested outside the luxury models,
>> economy cars are designed that way so their styling does not compete
>> with the pricier mor profitable models. What do you guys think?
>> "Chrysler Admits: Electric Fiat 500 Is Compliance Car We Don't Want To Make"
>> by John Voelcker
>> http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1076578_chrysler-admits-electric-fiat-500-is-compliance-car-we-dont-want-to-make
>> Cheers,
>> Greg Long
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