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While Hyundai considers the smoothness of an EV as a positive attribute, it openly states that "the absence of the internal combustion engine, the transmission, and the clutch may result in a feeling of boredom for certain drivers."

"Various effects generated by noise, a physical vibration, and thermodynamic operations of the internal combustion engine are sometimes considered important to drivers in the field of high-performance vehicles," states the patent.


I've never driven or even ridden in an EV, so I can't write from experience. But sometimes when I'm driving, I look forward to the lack of vibration.
 

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Clinging to the past for no really good reason. That reminds me of this:

Tire Wheel Vehicle Car Motor vehicle


or this:
Car Vehicle Tire Grille Hood
 

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Pointlessly making the car more expensive for no reason. Why does anyone want to "feel" a transmission shifting when that's an inefficiency. There are better ways make an engaging car. Maybe focus on creating a lighter RWD electric car? Make an electric car pull harder up top?

This is why the legacies aren't going to survive this onslaught of electric car manufacturers. They can't give up the past.
 

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Pointlessly making the car more expensive for no reason. Why does anyone want to "feel" a transmission shifting when that's an inefficiency. There are better ways make an engaging car. Maybe focus on creating a lighter RWD electric car? Make an electric car pull harder up top?

This is why the legacies aren't going to survive this onslaught of electric car manufacturers. They can't give up the past.
This is funny to me. The Legacy car makers are going to eventually eat most of these EV startups alive. I just hope Fisker is different.
 

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I've never driven or even ridden in an EV, so I can't write from experience. But sometimes when I'm driving, I look forward to the lack of vibration.
That will be great when you get to experience EV torque. It feels so much more powerful than gas cars and so much smoother. Every day when I get into my Cadillac the smooth power and silence is so awesome. I hate driving gas cars now.

All electric cars are going to have their own character, especially those with OPD, and hopefully the ability to switch between regen levels . I’ve had 2 i3’s. Very fun car to drive. Super light, so you just want to romp on it every minute. But the luxury of the Cadillac makes me like it better, as well it handles superior to the i3 which gets squirrelly real fast.

Supposedly the Ocean will have several different regen levels to pick how you want to drive. I‘m not sure how the Oclean will drive as compared to others. The i3 had OPD driving only. The ELR you can pick how you want the car to drive, as in like a normal car and regen paddles on demand, or you can drive it in a semi-OPD mode and the regen paddles make it twice as hard. Awesome for windy roads, hills and traffic. If the Ocean doesn’t have regen paddles, that is something I will sorely miss, but I’ll get over it.
 

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Got off track there…. Vibrating seats - yeah I think a lot of manufacturers do that. My current Cad and last ICE Cad we had have/had vibrating seats when you approach something too quick. It will definitely wake you up…😴:oops:
 

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This is funny to me. The Legacy car makers are going to eventually eat most of these EV startups alive. I just hope Fisker is different.
With the struggles that they're having, I just don't see the legacies eating up EV startups. Of course, they'll get bailed out again if it does happen. Ford is losing money on every Mach-E they make.
 
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