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Old 22nd July 2019, 10:15   #16
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I had a similar discussion with few other friends working in Mercedes Benz as Engine Casing designer and another friend who is working as a micro controller designer for his customer which is Infiniti (read Nissan). My argument was electric is the future but my friend with MB who stays in Germany 50% and India 50% gave an interesting perspective - Europeans especially German's are not willing to dive into Electric business like how USA is doing with Tesla. The reason is Germany is importing electricity and their dependency on Oil too is extensive but the trade is well established.

Another interesting fact he mentioned is that using public transport in Germany costs more than owning the car. His German colleagues still use public transport as they think it is more environment friendly. He also says lots of Mercedes Engineers think that Oil is environment friendly than producing Electricity. Recently Germany started dismantling nuclear power plants. https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news...nys-experience

This made me wondering to an extent it is true, we all drool over German cars, it is not that MB, BMW or Audi is late into electric game. There are MB Electric SUV, Audi Etron and BMW electric, it is the willingness of Europeans to move electric which is causing the delay.

Tesla is now so ahead of the game it will take time for Germans to catch up. The only advantage Germans have is the infrastructure and experience which will surely help in coming days.
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Old 22nd July 2019, 10:22   #17
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Long story short, I have started this thread to understand the future of mods that BHPians will carry out, considering the future is and will be EVs. Will the mods we carry out pull at out heart strings like they do now, or will they be boring and bland and uninteresting?

Pour in your views please.
I thinking future of mods would be software driven, much like developers tweaking androids kernels for different responses around performance and personalization. one would need good knowledge of the underlying processing unit to be able to hack into it.

Like one could add/delete functions, change or port throttle responses.. so on a monday one could have an I8 type acceleration and tuesday could be prius like efficiency. How about custom illumination like waving out each time you see a fellow TBHP vehicle in the range?

I think the possibilities are endless once we get to EVs.
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how they can make these EVs emit a damn noise.
External speakers can mimic exhaust noise.
One can choose the type of sound, Ferrari or Lamborghini
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Old 23rd July 2019, 12:47   #19
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External speakers can mimic exhaust noise.
One can choose the type of sound, Ferrari or Lamborghini

Yup, have seen a video of a EV supercar, have to check the name again, but as far as I recall its Ferrari SF90, which mimicked the sound through separate set of speakers specifically installed for that purpose
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Old 25th July 2019, 09:57   #20
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The imagination that I have is,

Wireless Chargers
There are wireless chargers installed on either sides of the roads all over the country (Imagine - Electric lines for electric Train through out its travel)
When electric cars travel, the batteries draws the power from these wireless chargers and supplies continuous power to the car engine and gets billed to the car owner.

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Old 29th July 2019, 12:40   #21
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Time to find that hot Octavia VRS and nurse it to extinction!!
I am gonna find a Porsche electric drivetrain for my Nano which I am nursing with TLC
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I am gonna find a Porsche electric drivetrain for my Nano which I am nursing with TLC
The Nano with its rear engine, rear wheel drive is akin to the Porsche as it is
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The Nano with its rear engine, rear wheel drive is akin to the Porsche as it is
Exactly. We used to live opposite the Porsche showroom abroad. So the Missus dreamt of a red Cayman as her first car . . . I got her a Red Nano AMT. Rear engine, noisy and a mechanically actuated gearbox like the PDK. Also, more usable in Mumbai road conditions!
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Steinbauer just introduced this tuning package for the TESLA Model S;

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Interesting to see braking performance improvement too.

Is this how the future for EV modifications will be ?

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