No I am confident that it will always be around.famous last words 🤣
Even if everyone was given a 350 mile range 400hp equivlant 4 door car or truck tax free tomorrow and it was required this be your main means of transportation through heavy fees and a $12/ gallon gas price.
Your still going to have people driving the gas powered toy on the weekends or to car shows.
I actually planned on gas costing around $7/gallon by 2020 when it went above $4.50 and big blocks became a bad thing. I was buying 454 and 468's powered rides like they had a 305.
I know if you want a toy with a big block that also requires a $1000 to $3000 kicker car with a 4 cylinder (stick) that you use as a main. On a bad day the kicker gets 2 to 3 times the mileage or the big block.
Do I care that the big block gets 6mpg?
Not at all.
If you enjoy something then you eat the cost to enjoy it.
Here is the thing currently a electric conversion will cost you around 10k to do right and that only gives you 200 to 250 mile range.
Even in something light like a speedway special 30's model T. Using a nissan leaf motor and prius battery pack your still hard pressed to stay under $5000 to power and control the motor.
But if the motor and pack come down to $2000 for a "kit" and there is a network in place to support "convient charging" then it would make sence to say replace that 4 cylinder with electric vs rebuilding it.
Actually some of the newer blocks have coatings on the cylinder walls and the 2 or 3 piece block is no longer able to be overbored. The cylinder dimensions are fixed and that part of the block deemed a throw away part vs machining. New trend that allows for reduced manufacturing cost.
I have heard of GM claims and really dont trust them.
My first new car was going to be the HyWire. Set to be released in 2008. So I scrape and save because this skateboard idea had great promise. Any platform from sports car to truck could be placed on this skateboard. The thing allowed for great mileage while being safe. I am going to own this car.
Well despite all the coverage of the thing driving and all the promises made. The release date was pushed back and back and further freaking back. The HyWire is now a concept. One of GM's many lies.
Ok so screw the HyWire whats this elio thing?
Yea a metro inspired 2 seater. I could get behind that. Still waiting and ready to buy.. .
I take GM statement of all electric in 14 years as a obtainable goal. Of course people also made statments of flying cars by (insert date) at some point.
If it happens it happens. Until it happens it is pointless to talk about. After it happens gas will still be here and old cars will still be driving around. They may need something on the bumper so the self driving cars can see them. But all electric production cars by whatever date will not eliminate the gas engine. Just lessen its use.