Goombi wrote: To have a succesful
EV --one has to sacrifice( without any excuses) all costly and power consuming comforts. Some combustion cars use up to 30% of power just to power the comforts. Air con, p/steer, 4 speeker stereo, power windows etc..
The EV1 had A/C P/S Efficient heater/ABS/Electrically actuated brakes/Traction control/electric front widshild de-icer/rear window demister/Airbags/Successful?/Daytime running lamps/ Was it a successful EV? You bet! Every body on this forum would give one of their nuts for one.
Exotic? not really but if you think so how about the Blade Runner?
Blade runner Hyudai Get's? It has P/S, A/C, Heater, Airbags and a pretty reasonable stereo. Successful? yep and it's all pretty much DIY tech.
Bare bone cars are fine if that's what your budget dictates or what your into, but it isn't a prerequisite for a "successful" EV, not anymore, not by a long shot.