It’s not like I don’t agree with the argument that the car industry needs to look forward rather than taking motivation from the past. But, I also believe this only works if the future inventions or changes are better than the past in every aspect.
Companies, engineers, product planners, and developers need to make sure that the things they are going to make would solve problems and create them. If you look at the latest electric vehicles, they are simply amazing. They have a lot of qualities that customers appreciate like they have high speed, they are clever and easy to own and maintain.
But, in my view there is one thing that’s creating a barrier for car lovers to buy them, even those working within the industry. Take, for example, the Porsche Taycan, it has received a lot of appreciation and deservingly so. Luckily, I was able to drive it before March and that too on my favorite road.
It by far the most fun I have had in an electric car. It can compete with the sports car, not only with regard to speed but handling as well. Yet, I was proud of it, as I was when I drove BMW 330i, my 13-yeard old car on the same road.
You can understand what I am going to talk about. I am not too offended by the Taycan, but I think that brands need to offer more real combustion engine notes. Of course, many brands would not like this idea, they will argue why we need to put and engine note when it does not contain one.
There is a lot that can be done in 2020; companies can take input from people who design engine notes for video games. It’s an opportunity for companies to provide a better driving experience to the driving enthusiasts. It’s all just for fun and that’s what’s missing from many electric vehicles. Some vehicles make stupid sounds, while some make no sound at all, so brands need to find a proper sound.