Brilliant Satire Of Test Driving A Gas Car
Tesla Club Sweden published earlier this year one of the most entertaining satire articles on electric/gasoline cars – Test drive of a petrol car.
It is about testing a gasoline car by a person familiarized only with electric cars. Maybe some day in not so distant future there will be individuals who have never experienced driving a gas car.
Here is how the satirical article starts…
“Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are said to combine cheap price with long range and fast charging. A winning formula on paper – but how are they in real life?
We sat us in the loaner car at the car salesman’s office. Automakers do not sell the cars themselves, only through independent car repair shops as middlemen. It may sound like a bad omen to buy the car from a car repair shop that you want to visit as seldom as possible. But you apparently can’t buy the car directly from the manufacturer but must go through such intermediaries. The seller was very ”pushy” and tried to convince us to buy the car very forcibly, but the experience is perhaps better elsewhere.
So we sat in the car and pressed the START button. The car’s gasoline engine coughed to life and started to operate. One could hear the engine’s sound and the car’s whole body vibrated as if something was broken, but the seller assured us that everything was as it should. The car actually has an electric motor and a microscopically small battery, but they are only used to start the petrol engine – the electric motor does not drive the wheels. The petrol engine then uses a tank full of gasoline, a fossil liquid, to propel the car by exploding small drops of it. It is apparently the small explosions that you hear and feel when the engine is running.
The petrol engine consists of literally hundreds of moving parts that must have tolerance of hundredths of a millimeter to function. We begun to understand why it is car repair shops that sell the cars – they might hope for something to break in the car that they can mend?
To continue reading please visit Tesla Club Sweden
And, by the way, even Elon Musk found some time to read and Tweet about this ICE satire:
Very funny post of a Tesla owner test driving a gasoline car http://t.co/Tq2vNM5UnG
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 4, 2015