Yeah, the Alpha Wolf looks cool. Their website says there will be a more street oriented version, assumabley at a lower price point. But, I will believe that when I see it. Lordstown Motors just failed to pay the property taxes on their facility. They actually had some prototypes running and were attracting commercial interest. Sadly, I think a bunch of the electric start ups are not going to make it. Even Rivian needs to get some product on the road or they are going to get passes by by the electric F-150 or Tesla's cyber truck.I'd be interested in an all-electric version. As long as it had 250 miles range at a very minimum and they kept the price to about $35K.
The Alpha Wolf would fit the bill for me if it could deliver on the price and specs the company is touting. But from what I can tell it's just vaporware at this point.
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Yeah, it might be akin to the first half of the 1900s, when a lot of car companies sprung up for a couple years before going bust or being absorbed into another company. Eventually there'll be a handful of companies delivering a vast majority of units--some of them we probably haven't heard of yet.Yeah, the Alpha Wolf looks cool. Their website says there will be a more street oriented version, assumabley at a lower price point. But, I will believe that when I see it. Lordstown Motors just failed to pay the property taxes on their facility. They actually had some prototypes running and were attracting commercial interest. Sadly, I think a bunch of the electric start ups are not going to make it. Even Rivian needs to get some product on the road or they are going to get passes by by the electric F-150 or Tesla's cyber truck.
I think that depends on where you are and where you want to go. If you are in LA and want to go to Tahoe for the weekend, the charging infrastructure is there. You don't need that much range. If you are in Billings, MT and want to go to Missoula, MT or Great Falls, MT (about half way across the state), You better plan your charging stops carefully because even 400 miles of range may not cut it. Chargers are few and far between. But really that is just an argument for a PHEV. Electricity around town, gas for longer trips.For anything more than day trips, 400 miles is probably the minimum range required.
^^ THIS ^^I have to put this out there. Hyundai needs to do a plug in hybrid version. For the target audience of this vehicle driving around town with 35-40 miles of all electric range, then the ability to get out of town and away from charging infrastructure just makes sense.
That would also work as long as they just put a relatively tiny ICE on it, which is what vehicles like the BMW i3 did where it only has to lug around a tiny 33hp scooter engine and small 2 gallon pressurized fuel tank... which is another point I forgot to mention, if you're going to run electric most of the time, a regular fuel tank won't cut it as fuel will end up going bad especially since ethanol they put in our gas reduces shelf life considerably.That makes sense. The biggest advantage I see in PHEV is that you don't use the gas engine at all in your short weekday routine or work commute; giving clean in city operation. The gas motor only fires up when you take that longer trip.
Yeah, but still a good compromise for some locations like Mexico City that have geographical issues and high temperatures that trap smog at ground level where everyone is and doesn't go anywhere. Go nuclear or build the power plant on the outskirts of the city downwind and you're good.What a lot of environmental oriented people don't understand is Hybrid, PHEV and EV are all cleaner while operating, but dirtier while producing. In effect, the production and operation pollution is simply "exported" to a different location and time.