you guys are funny, how long have viable EVs been on the market? give it time, lots and lots of time.LTLFTcomposite wrote:Even that wouldn't do it, because they think it's a subversive plot.adric22 wrote:But what reason can you get a Tahoe driver to convert to an EV? You need the vehicle to offer something they can't get from their Tahoe. So you need to sell them on performance or saving money.
Telsa is the best hope for the EV in a free market by appealing to everything that is great about consumerism.
BTW Ford sold 59,030 F-150s in April. That's more in six weeks than the 100,000 EVs/PHEVs mustered by the industry in 2 1/2 years. It's hard not to be pessimistic.
to put it in perspective one of my earliest cars was a 1973 toyota corolla, and back then on the east coast the only japanese cars seemed to be toyotas and datsuns that was it for a long time and they were few and far between, 15- 20 years or so down the road the japanese auto makers practically had complete domination over the US and world auto market.
EVs are a radical divergence from the norm, it will take a bit of time for them to go from niche mobiles to mainstream commuting/mommy cars, the best thing you can do as an early adaptor is to be patient and introduce your vehicle to others in a low key way. some of the elitist attitudes here will do nothing to win people over. alienating people by calling them unconscious or worse for not seeing things the way you do is not going to take it very far at all. knowledge and familiarity with the EVs is what will gain the acceptance of the average guy, not insults and faux sophistication