This Merc Would Get Greta's Approval

The Hindu Business Line|January 17, 2020

This Merc Would Get Greta's Approval
Petrolheads like yours truly will continue to claim that electric cars are appliances on wheels and that the zero to 100 kmph sprint alone is not a metric to obsess over when it comes to experiencing a car.
S Muralidhar

But the future of the automobile is electric — in some form. Yes, the experience of driving an electric is one dimensional — torque, torque and more torque. Floor the pedal, avoid obstacles by using the steering wheel and that’s about it. Driverless cars will take over even those two tasks. But, the next generation of car buyers are apparently happy with that prospect. They’ll sip on their bubble teas and watch the next episode of a Netflix series while being driven by ‘Jarvis’ to their destination. I personally think they’d be better offtaking public transport. I don’t think I’ll enjoy driving an EV, except maybe on a race track, where all that torque can be put to some use.


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January 17, 2020