Electric Vehicles Draw Interest Ahead of 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — In an era of tougher emission standards and a faster transition to electric vehicles, Dream Cruisers is now sharing its perspective on the latest cars and trucks to hit the market.
As more automakers focus on creating electric vehicles, proud car enthusiasts talk about the likelihood of buying one and the impact on the industry.
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“Do you want to hear what a muscle car looks like?” Mustang owner Bill Morgan asked when we ran into him along Woodward.
He revved his mighty engine, much to the delight of those nearby. Her classic beauty, which turns heads all day long.
“It’s a ’73. I’ve had it for almost 40 years,” says Morgan. Heavy on horsepower and nostalgia, his muscle car is a far cry from some of the latest technology that saves gas, but draws its energy electricity.
“It’s not just about going fast,” says another enthusiast. Car enthusiast Derrick Parker adds: “The purpose of all that muscle is for all the rumble.”
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However, automaker Dodge has now pledged to phase out gas-powered sports cars like the Charger and Challenger to make way for new electric alternatives.
“Fuel economy. There are different utility expectations and needs for small families,” says automotive industry expert Professor Janell Townsend of Oakland University.
The federal government is demanding the establishment of a new national network of 500,000 charging stations and the support of an investment of $5 billion in federal funding.
“There is a proliferation in the number of products to consider. There is a small problem with the ability to manufacture enough cars,” adds Townsend.
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Back at Royal Oak, the drivers admit they’ve been thinking about their next car and how they’ll choose to get around.
“Are we heading towards the era of electric cruising? Yes,” Parker says. Another driver tells us “The new lightning truck is awfully fast.”
Although they say they are unlikely to want to trade in anything like what they own, classic car owners say they will keep an open mind to see what kind of electric vehicles will be produced on the market. road. They say they could drive one, but not on cruise.