02 Jun '11, 10pm

Do Electric Cars Mean the End of Spare Tires?: With the rise of hybrids and electric vehicles, interior space ma...

With the rise of hybrids and electric vehicles, interior space may increasingly come at a premium, and every inch counts. Right now, many gas-powered cars are being retrofitted to take electric drivetrains, which means working around the existing architecture. As cars are designed from the ground-up as pure electric vehicles though, the engineers may decide to just leave out the clunky cutout in the trunk where most spares go, in order to devote that space to more batteries or control systems. The spare tire is on the endangered species list…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/06/02/do-electric-cars-mean-the-end-...

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