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Old 05-17-2018, 07:50 PM
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What about an EV or Hybrid Camaro?

I don't know if this has been discussed int this forum, but thinking out of the box, if there can be a Tesla Roadster or Porsche EV why not EV Camaro? What are your thoughts on this?
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Re: What about an EV or Hybrid Camaro?

EVs have a lot of catching up to do with gas cars in one important way: the ability to run flat out until the gas tank runs dry, fill the tank up again in a couple minutes, and do it again.

I like to take my fourth gen to HPDE events, where I take it out and drive as fast as I can around a racetrack for twenty minutes out of each hour.

There isnít a mass-market EV that can do this today. The Rimac Concept One did a great job at the Nurburgring, but that was seven minutes, and you canít just go buy one of those anyway. A Tesla Model S P100D canít even go three minutes at full steam before itís overheated.

When electric powertrain tech has caught up on that, Iíll be cool with an electric Camaro.
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Re: What about an EV or Hybrid Camaro?

GM has said that the Camaro is not the platform for that type of technology.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:37 PM
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Re: What about an EV or Hybrid Camaro?

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GM has said that the Camaro is not the platform for that type of technology.
Correct, but soon that will change. Things change so fast these days.
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Re: What about an EV or Hybrid Camaro?

That is such an annoying truth of EVs. Battery range is the #1 hesitation people (me included) have when buying an EV and even Tesla hasn't gotten this right yet. This study shows it pretty nicely https://www.autolist.com/tesla#section=news&s=a after you run out of power you then have to worry about the extended charging time before you can get going again
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