Cost? Who is going to buy that very expensive 40 kWh Impala? Surely not the wealthy folks who are purchasing the Tesla S instead of a BMW or Mercedes.LTLFTcomposite wrote:ITestStuff wrote:Makes sense to start with a small car.
Tesla questioned that conventional wisdom and so far is the only one with a winner on their hands. Why not an ev impala? With 40 kwh.
The advantage of a small car is that the lower weight and small cross-sectional area (low drag) means that fewer expensive (and heavy) batteries are needed to give it a reasonable urban-commuter range at an affordable price. It is a reasonable approach, assuming that the manufacturer is serious about making BEVs a success, something that remains an open question for GM.