Friday, September 22, 2023

Volkswagen insists on using a solution that doesn’t work on its most sporty electric cars

Electric vehicles have great potential and great capacity to let us forget about fossil fuels, but many have proven that if they can’t match the ICE models to something, it’s in the sensations. They are fast, many of them are agile, but they are lacking EMOTIONAL. An emotion usually generated by cassava an exhaust that gives the driver and passengers a sense of speed and fun. Many companies try to copy artificial systems that 100% of the time are not good or effective for the purpose they are looking for. Volkswagen also wants to try it.

Many electric cars now have sound systems designed to simulate a driving experience close to what we know so far. Something that a priori is not very understandable because one of the good qualities of any car powered by a battery is the absence of engine noise. Despite this, many brands insist on creating sound melodies that almost always cut off or cause discomfort to drivers. When we talk about sports electric cars, the problem gets worse.

Electrics can’t be the same with sensations like combustion in sports cars.

One of the first times we had to hear the artificial roar of an electric car was when Dodge presented the prototype of what would one day be its first electric muscle car. Previously, severe synchronization problems and a lack of naturalness were noted. Recently, we proved it with the new Abarth 500e. A foolish attempt to imitate a gasoline model. Hyundai may also contribute a chapter to this particular story with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N. In this case the sensations are a little better, but we have to wait to see it in person.

On the other side of the scale are companies like Lamborghini. The Italians have already said they don’t plan to try, at least for now. Ferrari is also in the same league, but we also know that those from Maranello have patented a complex exhaust system for their future electric cars. Volkswagen will be the next to try. This will be done with the arrival of the first 100% electric GTI, so it still has two years of work ahead of it. The Germans hope that this is the icing on a cake that is as attractive as it is inclined.

What they also confirmed from the German headquarters is that they do not plan to work on creating simulated gear changes for their electric sports cars. The head of R&D, Kai Gruenitz confirmed to Autocar that ID GTIs do not have this option. In this sense, the Germans have broken a little in the current market trend. Many battery-powered sports cars try to match that mechanical term to further add to the sense of equality about an ICE. The result is usually not positive either.

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