Easy,
The only people buying EVs now are early adopters. It's new and most people are 
afraid of them. 

People who already had a lead EV, people who only buy the latest tech, and 
green people, those are the customer base.
Elon Musk said that he would go to high society dinners and functions and see a 
Prius parked next to Mazarattis, Mercedes, and all sorts of other expensive 
car. He said it is a shame that a green person with moneys only choice is a 
Prius.
So, he decided to make an electric car for them. Only he wanted the best EV and 
the best car ever. So naturally it sold. He had a target market and filled a 
void. He also got the lastest tech people as well.
The rest of the auto makers are making EVs because the government makes them so 
naturally they inferior.
As far a a light efficient car,.... there is no market. Small cars have never 
sold well unless they were cool like the Mini.
Paul
      From: rayfellow via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org>
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 Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 11:12 PM
 Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The Big EV Debate> Go for Small or Big Battery Pack?
   
In 2012 I was helping Oliver Kuttner promote his VLC or Very Light Car. It
was very aerodynamic too (0.16 drag). His team won the X prize in 2008 -
getting 108 or so MPG with fuel. The car he had in California was electric.
It had a 10KWh battery and would go 100 miles between charges - It weighed
under 1,000 pounds. I rode in the car some 50 miles or so, and was impressed
with the ride, comfort etc. It carried 4 passengers. 

About this time Tesla came out with their car - Big battery and heavy. I
thought that the VLC would be as popular as the Tesla.. Boy was I wrong! No
one seemed impressed that the VLC would go a mile on 100wh vs the 300wh for
the Tesla.

I thought that both would be well recieved. Alas the VLC still sits waiting
for traction. No one seems interested in it. I wondered why? The only answer
I can come up with is the cost of electricity is relitively cheap compared
to liquid fuel. The difference in per mile costs for an efficient EV vs a
heavy user is still not all that much.

I have pondered this. Maybe there are other reasons too - but seriously,
none of the current EV's comes close to Aptera or VLC in efficency.. and yet
no one wants them.

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