Newold1 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:24 am
Just sorry we and others as an industry did not do more to improve the efficiencies both technologically and application to the ICE engine and bring those efforts to market.
I agree with much of what you said up til this paragraph. That's just flat wrong! The improvement in ICE power and economy over the past decades, but especially in the past few years, accomplished while reducing emissions to a non-issue, has been a moon-shot accomplishment.
I've been in and around this business for more than fifty years and the mid-1970s was the low point; nothing being done to the ICE was working. Power, mileage, durability, drivability, handling; all unacceptable. If you'd said in 1975 that in 2019 we'd have 700-horsepower with unbelievably low emissions, great drivability, great fuel economy, road-course handling, all with a longer warranty, none I knew would have believed it possible. But it did happen and here we are in the golden era of the ICE.
But yes, our daily driver is a Chevrolet Bolt and it's the future.