An Engine Defines a Car—So What Happens in the EV Future?

An Engine Defines a Car—So What Happens in the EV Future?

An engine defines a car. Corvettes are synonymous with the pushrod V-8. You know a Subaru WRX is approaching before you even see it, because it sounds like a small aircraft about to make a crash landing. It’s hard to imagine a Porsche 911 without a flat-six, or a mid-engined V-8 Ferrari without a flat-plane wail. Would a Dodge Viper without a V-10 sound as sweet? Probably. The Viper sounds like someone kicked a steel trash can down a flight of stairs. But at least it sounds like something, which is more than I can say for electric motors. READ MORE ››


from Car and Driver Blog http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/our-inevitable-electric-vehicle-future-has-its-ups-and-downs-column

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