We have this problem where I work....
There is a measurement tool that is no longer supported as the company that supplied it was sold, so we need to find a replacement. When setting the criteria for what we are looking for in a replacement, the first thought is to measure the new system against the capability of the old system.
However, a much better approach is to ask "what problem were we trying to solve in the first place". When you attack the problem from this standpoint, you most often end up with a better, cheaper solution. Maybe the old system had functionality that was not needed....or there is a new tool that uses an innovative method to take measurements more accurately, faster, or both.
The point I am taking so long to make is we need to stop using the old solution as the criteria for a new one. Sure gasoline cars can go 300+ miles to a gallon of gas....how relevant is that to most drivers...when they can "fill-up" every night? Sure there will be many cases were an 70-100 mile range/day will not work, but I'm guessing there are more where it can work.
To look at it the other way, say right now everyone drove EV's and someone was coming along with a gasoline car. The are touting the range one can go without stopping. The response might be something like "sure, but you are saying I cannot just fill up when I am home? I have to make a special trip to some sort of fueling station? It's going to cost me $4 to go 25 miles? Are you crazy?"
Just my 2 cents
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