- Jan 29, 2014
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Yep. That's why the originally promised $35k base model still vaporware.But only because it's sold at a premium price?
I figure the catch is the cost of the batteries. They're the equivalent of the fuel tank on a conventional car. What does it cost to manufacture a fuel tank? $100? Less? How much does it cost to manufacture a battery pack that gives a EV an acceptable range, say 300 miles? $10,000? More?For EVs to become mainstream they need to be profitable in all market segments and all price points - given the slim margins on Compacts and sub-Compacts that's going to need some radical thinking.