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Old 7th August 2019, 17:43   #31
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Default Re: End of the road for petrolheads.

Originally Posted by salilpawar1 View Post
Personally, I think it's not electric motors but the below 3 things that would be the death knell for petrolheads:

1. Ultra efficient, affordable and high speed public transport

2. Autonomous driving tech

3. Reaching the limit of what humans can drive 'manually' e.g. 0-100 kph in say 3 seconds or a top speed of 300+ km/h becoming a hygiene in mainstream EVs. This is in a way related to point 2.
Ultra efficient and high speed public transport will not be affordable and convenient IMO. In a country like ours, better infrastructure attracts (pulls) huge crowds that make the very infrastructure inadequate. I realize this when I (seldom) take the Mumbai metro and local train.

So the need for personal transport will be equally felt IMO. The public transport means a lot of tiring walk on or near the stations, being in a sort of stampede and unhygienic conditions in the bus / train /stations, rats / stray dogs / cockroaches and piles of rotting garbage.

Originally Posted by terra85 View Post
Now in 10-15years all the cars will be just like washing machines wont have any character. Wonder what is going to be the future for relics like us.
Even the electric cars will have a character on their own I think. Though the drivetrain is different, they will still have road behavior, steering, cornering, stability, suspension, torque, road grip etc.
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Old 7th August 2019, 17:47   #32
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Default Re: End of the road for petrolheads.

Every horse owners when the first car was introduced,

Every stream engine lover when petrol/electric alternative was introduced,

Every car owner with Hydraulic steering when electric was introduced,

Every 2-stroke bike lover when 4-strokes took over the market,

Every manual sports car owner when Automatic only option was introduced:

"What we have can never be replaced by newer ones"

BUT we keep enjoying new stuff. Maybe this is how things are meant to be.
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