We don’t want no stinkin’ grills
John McElroy has been a automotive fanatic and an automotive journalist for a very good variety of years now. It’s fairly truthful to say he is aware of a factor or two about vehicles and their historical past. On this newest version of Ask Autoline, a present the place he talks about a difficulty in the trade after which fields questions from the YouTube stay chat, the subject revolves round electrical automobile styling. The title of the episode states his place succinctly: “Why The Europeans Blew It with Electrical Vehicles.”
McElroy takes the primary eight minutes to put out the case that the European automakers have, for essentially the most half, caught with extra conventional designs for his or her upcoming electrical automobiles, as a substitute of taking a extra forward-looking method. This, he says, will trigger them to look dated within the subsequent few years. The largest styling subject, and one which’s in all probability most evident to observers, facilities on the grill. He particularly calls out the Audi e-tron, the Mercedes EQC, and the Jaguar I-Tempo.
One design he does like belongs to the BMW iNext idea, regardless of his comparability of its grill to “the nostrils on a snapping turtle.” He is also slightly keen on the Porsche Taycan, however then, who isn’t? Curiously, different electrical automobile designs he does like are from startup firms: the Lucid Air and the Faraday Future FF91. He additionally likes what Tesla has completed with its designs.
Although the premise of the present is EV design, when the questions begin coming in, they have an inclination to wander everywhere in the electrical automobile house, so it’s an fascinating watch. McElroy’s roots are decidedly in conventional cars, however he’s been doing his EV homework and supplies some considerate solutions. Take pleasure in!