Simple EV cars (lemmy.cafe)
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/evs

Does anyone think that there'll ever be a simple EV car produced for market without all the extra junk found in most electric cars? Why or why not?

I don't see the need for the infotainment dash, personal data tracking, self-driving, lack of physical buttons, and lack or reparability.

Wouldn't it be nice to have an EV that is probably cheaper without all that forced extra stuff? Can't we just have a simple EV that has an electric engine that is reliable, cheaper, and doesn't have a need for constant software updates? Maybe you can work on it in your garage for the most part for simple maintenance.

I'd really like to have an EV one day but seems like they are all super expensive, have no sense of ownership like typical cars, are constantly tracking you, and are trying to shove extra features down your throat.

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[-] mesamunefire 18 points 1 month ago

I agree, I want the dumbest ev possible. I'm a software dev and the last thing I want is a touch screen attached to a car you can't replace plus a battery you can't replace.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Touch screens are less intuitive and more distracting than simple buttons that you can use without taking your eyes off the road. And yes! Batteries degrade pretty quickly, I hear around 4 years! If a new battery costs the same of a brand new car then it doesn't make sense to buy EVs from a financial point of view.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

Batteries do not degrade that quickly. Huge myth perpetrated by people who want the ice industry to keep running. For real proof of this you can look at the energy storage companies who are taking old batteries from Nissan leafs and Priuses from the early 2010s and see what that company rates the battery degradation at. It’s usually around 88-89%. That means in 10-14 years the battery has only degraded 10 percent. And that was old battery tech. It’s only gotten better since then.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

That's very promising to hear! I admit I don't have the most intimate knowledge of EV's but I looked it up and for these vehicles you're right!

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Batteries degrade pretty quickly, I hear around 4 years!

My car is 5 years old now and battery capacity is at 93% of original.

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