garygid wrote:The "pull" to mimic the typical ICE probably comes from at least these beliefs:
1. People will accept the car better if it mimics these "features"
2. People cannot, or do not want to adapt to something new.
3. If the car is "different", the user might sue, claiming that the negligent lack of a familiar feature caused an "incident".
4. If these "features" are made user-selectable (to get better performance), an un-knowing "new" user might find (or claim) the other-user's settings are too unexpexted or too unfamiliar.
Based on that logic no one should buy and ev because they wont be filling at gas stations, they will have range anxiety, and more. So no point in changing anything. Besides as I have said at for over there years, adjustable regen can act EXACTLY like the behavior of an ICE to where no one would no the difference so why try to exclude a feature or dumb cars down. Perhaps the charge cord should look like a gas nozzle not to shock to many old people. Pardon the pun.
If I buy a motorcycle and fall over because I'm a new rider should I sue for not putting my feet down. The first time you drive a car you are educated there is a brake and clutch, should one sue for confusing them? Gary, I hope you don't have one of those electric charcoal starters, if you plug it in the first time and grab the wrong end you will burn yourself. Seriously, do you wear shirts with reflectors at night? I just put in a new light switch in my home, the box is plastic and I cut the ground wire- ooooh:) Gary, in your world nothing would change and valet attendants would need to sign waivers before accepting keys from patrons.