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I've been doing a lot of research on EV manufacturers' websites, trading emails with them, speaking with salespeople and doing a couple of test drives. I've noticed some common themes in the language they use. I started to write down a few examples of what is stated publicly and what it really means to me. As I wrote, more just flowed out, here's my list below. Call me silly, cynical or anything else you like, my opinions only. Feel free to add to this list ;-)

coming soon – nobody knows when
infotainment - a repository of zero day exploits containing partially developed, untested software
OTA updates will increase range - an admission of inadequate hardware
up to - not likely achieveable by you
bold colour palette - an upcharge to put paint on the car
subscription included - you will pay more later
pilot – a feature which increases insurance claims
refundable – a monetized fishing hook which is difficult to remove
delivery - a moving target in the distant future
acceleration - increasing heart rate while decreasing battery life
flat tire kit – no spare tire provided
driver remains responsible - we're not sure how it will behave
EPA estimated – third party offering for range anxiety
few moving parts - "new"merous electrical failure modes
charging network - a node of functional incompatibility
incentive – a dollar amount which is buried into the car's purchase price
existing inventory – null set
fast charging – time duration grossly exceeding a gasoline fill
automatic – causing damage faster than a human can
 

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I've been doing a lot of research on EV manufacturers' websites, trading emails with them, speaking with salespeople and doing a couple of test drives. I've noticed some common themes in the language they use. I started to write down a few examples of what is stated publicly and what it really means to me. As I wrote, more just flowed out, here's my list below. Call me silly, cynical or anything else you like, my opinions only. Feel free to add to this list ;-)

coming soon – nobody knows when
infotainment - a repository of zero day exploits containing partially developed, untested software
OTA updates will increase range - an admission of inadequate hardware
up to - not likely achieveable by you
bold colour palette - an upcharge to put paint on the car
subscription included - you will pay more later
pilot – a feature which increases insurance claims
refundable – a monetized fishing hook which is difficult to remove
delivery - a moving target in the distant future
acceleration - increasing heart rate while decreasing battery life
flat tire kit – no spare tire provided
driver remains responsible - we're not sure how it will behave
EPA estimated – third party offering for range anxiety
few moving parts - "new"merous electrical failure modes
charging network - a node of functional incompatibility
incentive – a dollar amount which is buried into the car's purchase price
existing inventory – null set
fast charging – time duration grossly exceeding a gasoline fill
automatic – causing damage faster than a human can

This list kinda is how I feel. Glad I am not alone!
 
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