I studied auto mechanics and know full well how important electronics are to automobiles.
This is a big concern for you? Really? Does the calendar on your wall say 1938? Do we have any idea how many electric motors and systems there are on a current IC automobile, and that if any one of them fail, the car will not start or run?
You remind me of my buddy Andrew who says, "independent front suspension is just a fad." How do you feel about these new-fangled hydraulic brakes?
When I drove GM cars I also carried the electronic component, that replace points in the distributor, and would go out with no warning, without which the car would go nowhere, and one time when I had a "professional" jump start a different car he put the clamps on the wrong terminals, frying the fusible link, made a jerry-rigged repair to get the car home so I could put a new one in.
(I even did a emergency repair on my alternator belt once with a line shaft drive-belt staple, in the middle of the night with a flash light to get home once.)
You are apparenly clue-less about how easily snow and ice can stop an IC car, much less an electric crapwagon.
I helped a woman whose engine bay was so packed with snow the car stopped and she could not get it going.
I am sure electric cars will just turn on the super-zoomy anti-ice and snow magic heaters to take care these problems.
Edited by Bob Riebe, 18 November 2011 - 00:03.