Lutz said that once an EV can go 400 miles between charges and recharge in 15-20 minutes, then, "at that point, who needs a gasoline engine?" A tall order, perhaps, until you look at the performance numbers for the Tesla Model S and you realize we're not all that far away. For $70,000+, of course.
Lutz also had some realistic criticisms of plug-in vehicles, calling the Fisker Karma "half-baked" and saying that even by 2025, he will be surprised if EVs make up 10 percent of the total auto market. Still, when Maximum Bob asks "who needs a gasoline engine?" it's worth trying to answer.
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