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I have a dream, that one day I will be able to drive a yellow Chevy Camaro convertible with a Tesla drive train. In fact, I have a dream that one day we will be able to drive any OEM car or truck with an all electric drive train.
Ever since I test drove a Tesla, I have been in love with electric vehicles. Mainly because they are fun and can be more powerful and faster then the conventional gas guzzlers we all grew up with. I have drove almost all of the current OEM electric vehicles. They are are somewhat fun to drive, but lack the aesthetics that make us car enthusiasts fall in love. Tesla is seriously over priced for the majority of Americans. The others, such as the Leaf, lack a convincing range for those of us who drive over 100 miles a day.
There are a couple of solutions to achieve this dream of mine. The first is really simple, there is a shortage of people who write articles like this expressing our desire for better electric vehicle options. One day the auto companies might yield to us and deliver such a vehicle. I am sure it would be in the best interests of Tesla to partner on the builds of such ideas. Think about it, what if you could take your e-Camaro to the Tesla super chargers or get a quick, simple battery swap (once Tesla actually installs one). The advantages of the auto makers working together in an effort to improve our planet and standardized charging would be huge! Until then, option two seems more feasible.
The second option would be to build my own. Currently, there is a small group of people scattered around the world who build quality electric cars and trucks with existing gas powered vehicles. As I write this article, they are working on hacking the parts of OEM vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, Leaf, and Tesla. The majority of these people are drawn to a show called, EVTV with Jack Rickard, a pioneer of DIY elective vehicles. He and all those who build EV's have made serious progress and continue to gain momentum in this area. Building my own e-Camaro convertible may be the best option.
Please let me know your comments and other vehicles you would like to see electric.