F Pace Expert
😱 I'm not ready!!!!!
I predict that by 2025 battery technology will have advanced so the minimum range would be well over 500 miles and you could get there on a full charge. Tesla’s already have ranges over 300 miles. Also one stop at a fast charge station for a 20 min coffee and rest room break could put back 30% into your batteries.HMMM??? My wife and I visit the grandkids down in NC with miles driven each way about 525. Right now we make it on one tankful and getting 27.5mpg.
Going 100% electric would add hours onto our trip.
Guess I'm out after 2025.
Self driving technology is a separate issue from Electric Vehicles although that technology is becoming more available specifically GM vehicles and recently announced by Ford. No doubt this technology will improve.We are upgrading both of our vehicles this year... Emphasis will be less and less on fossil fuel engines, and we want to have one more shot at great fuel engines. Well before 2025, there won't be any more investment in improving fuel engines. The next few years could be as good as gas/diesel engines get....We fully know our next choices could be severely limited petrol wise in 4-5 years... Jag FP P400 and Yukon Denali Dmax....
Also as a side bar, there was a driverless Tesla crash near us a few weeks ago, it took 6 hours and 30000 gallons of water to put out the fire from the battery. Very soon there will be a a whole different set of risks from EV crashes and I predict more fatalities. At least with fuel, as soon as the fuel burns up the fire is out.....
I have not tried it out so I can not comment on a first hand experience. I have a friend who has a Tesla with driverless technology, so maybe I will borrow his vehicle and try it out on day, once are Pandemic lock down in Ontario is over.I really don't understand "Driverless" technology. If I have to keep my hands on the wheel, or eyes trained on the road for it to work, I might as well drive it myself !
My idea of driverless is I read a book or watch a show and show up at a destination an hour later. When it can do that , I'll be interested....