Submitted by Benz on January 28, 2013
Many people drive/commute alone in their cars, on a daily basis. If you put a camera alongside the road, and you look at the cars that drive by, you will notice that in many cars there is only 1 person (driver) sitting in the car. But what % are we talking about? I think that in 35% of the cars that drive by there is only 1 person (driver) sitting in the car. And if we ad 1 person (the passenger sitting next to the driver) to the situation, then that % of cars get even higher. The total % of cars that have 1 person (only the driver) or 2 persons (the driver and the passenger) sitting inside the car, will be about 65%.
Most of these people do not need a car that has the performance of a Tesla Roadster, and they surely cannot afford a Tesla Roadster (price). They need to be able to commute on a daily basis. In most of the cases that will be on their own or with just 1 passenger sitting next to them. And also these people do not need many options on their EV. The most important factor is the range. It would be great if this EV would have a range of about 500 km, in normal driving circumstances.