Reply to post: Re: I'd love a Tesla model S with a V8 instead of the electric drive.

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Jellied Eel Silver badge

Re: I'd love a Tesla model S with a V8 instead of the electric drive.

You're into "faster than anything that's come before but we're going to need new tyre technology to do it" territory there.

Tyres are already an issue for EVs. Top of the line Tesla S weights 2,250kg vs a BMW 5 series 1,885kg. ICE cars have become lighter, EV's heavier on account of battery and motor weight. Which translates into increased tyre & road wear, which means increased PM2.5 particulates and general dust. Currently that's being blamed on diesels.

And the UK potentially highlights another challenge for EVs at the moment, namely how to deal with thousands of EVs stuck in the snow and sub-zero temperatures. That's both a safety of life challenge, ie rescuing motorists who's cars can't provide any heat, and clearing stranded vehicles.

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