posted on Nov, 17 2021 @ 03:44 PM
originally posted by: tamusan
It seems to me that the trend is to make cars look uglier with each new generation. Especially the electric cars. Trying to make them look futuristic
just results in an ugly vehicle.
There are a few reasons for that. Besides the new Mercedes ICE models being ugly at the front, the thing with EVs is this:
You don't need that much of cooling from the front, so the face of the car has more closed surfaces. It's not what we connect with a car, we think big
grill, air has to go through to support cooling and ingesting of air.
In an EV, you don't need that much of air streams, so you have different options to design the car. EV wheels are generally bigger, like 19-21". No
exhaust, so much less heat. No engine in the front or back, you can go so much lower down with the hood, but need to think about safety of humans
If you look closely, you can see how many manufacturers have already started the same process on ICE, to get us used to it. There is a concept behind
each design, even different iterations, you will see shapes changes slightly over generations. That's all planned to a degree. The same lines and
shapes in these models are what makes us notice "oh that's a mercedes coming towards me".
It's a whole different world. I didn't know this in that detail either until I got a tour in a museum.
edit on 17.11.2021 by ThatDamnDuckAgain
because: quote tag.... fixed