Fake ‘Shifting’ For Electric Cars Dumbest Idea Of The Year

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Fake ‘Shifting’ For Electric Dumbest Idea Of The Year

Evora 414E extended-range car prototype

Gosh, those electric cars. They’re so and confusing, eh?

We’ve now come a new and thus-far unparalleled example of how far people will go to avoid with the realities of electric

Which are, of course, quiet, and torquey, meaning fast off the line.

We already know the Gummint to require quiet electric to get noisier at low speeds, so that deeply engrossed in their will hear them

But this example has to do with the of electric cars from the perspective behind the wheel.


As you may electric cars dispense the gear-shifting process that a combustion engine’s peaky and torque curve to the increasing speed of the vehicle.

Once they try an electric most drivers fall in with the seamless delivery of uninterrupted by rising and falling noises.

But Lotus apparently that driving experience be so strange, so odd, so foreign—so —to drivers of regular cars that it needs to this alien driving

According to a person close to Engineering, the company is experimenting control software on its Lotus 414E plug-in hybrid car, which began last summer.

The new software will mimic the of a multi-speed transmission. That is, steady acceleration, every so the system will actually cut momentarily as if a transmission were before resuming the previous setting.

Lotus also synthesized sounds, so perhaps the whine of the electric motor be masked by the simulated roaring of a combustion engine?

Lotus Evora 414E electric car prototype

We think, this is a bizarre and idiotic

Lotus Electric Cars

It’s even worse the BMW engineers who very carefully the hybrid transmission in the 2010 BMW X6 (now out of production ) to behave like a seven-speed automatic.

drivers were, it seems, too demanding or too delicate to cope a powertrain that behaved differently than what were used to.

It’s enough to make us to bring back crank which occasionally broke the arm during the processing of firing up the

Meanwhile, we trust Lotus talk to the tens of thousands of owners who very much the transmission-free driving experience of running in all-electric mode.

[eyeroll]

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