Didn't Henry Ford have people shot? Or fired upon?
I'm rambling, but he was more into beatings. The Rouge had a large team of professional thugs. Actual gangsters, professionals. If you examine the photos from the Battle of the Overpass, you will see true professionals plying their trade.
Back to the soul of the Tesla, such as it is. Many folks with a traditional ICE background say EVs have no character because they don't do the things ICE cars do. Like belch, fart, miss, cough, sputter, flood, stall, surge, hesitate, fishbite, etc. All the things that piston engines can be counted on to do, that is. In contrast, an EV just runs, like a blender or a vacuum cleaner, which I suppose is to be regarded as soulless. Okay, fine.
But to me, this is the soul of the EV. It just runs, without all that. The power is utterly seamless --- perfect in delivery. It never falters, ever, There is no shifting, lurch, driveline snatch, nothing. Just instantaneous torque and lots of it. To me, after four of five decades of ICE, that is magical. I wonder if this was maybe what they were trying to achieve with gas turbines. I find it utterly enjoyable, and to me it is a key element of the car's character.
Every day I drive an electric car, the idea of a gasoline car becomes more bizarre and impractical to me. Like a gasoline powered dishwasher or a gasoline powered guitar amplifier. For decades we have been taught that the ICE is ideally suited to automobile use. Really? Then why does it need an eight-speed transmission?
Edited by Magoo, 21 January 2021 - 01:02.