Electric vehicle mandates could well be the death of an iconic automative nameplate. From Eric Peters at theburningplatform.com:
Maybe the worst thing about this electric car business is the way it will – if it succeeds – homogenize cars, make one just like another in every meaningful way. Think about bumper cars. You pick a different body or color – but the cars are all exactly the same.
So it is with electric cars.
A motor is, after all, a motor. One spins the same as the others.
Unlike engines – which reciprocate. And which can be (and have been) made in an almost infinite variety of ways: Fours and sixes and eights and tens and twelves; in-line, 90 and 60 degree V. Horizontally opposed. Overhead valve and overhead cam.
Big and small block. Fuel-injected or turbocharged.
This variety having endowed the cars they powered with distinctive character. Consider…
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