Our EV of the Year Coverage Awaits Your Feedback

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From the September 2022 concern of Automotive and Driver.

To know the Automotive and Driver reader—to actually perceive the individuals who get this journal within the mail, search it out on the Paradies newsstand at Palm Seashore Worldwide, or go to our web site each morning—all it’s a must to do is learn their letters and feedback. Collectively, y’all are a witty, insightful, and sharp-tongued monolith of sass and information.

We respect you greater than you recognize, and never simply since you basically write Backfires, the funniest a part of the journal. You direct us, you appropriate us, and also you threaten to stroll out the door. We get it.

Such as you, all of us as soon as sat on the receiving finish of C/D, able to set pen to paper to inform the editors that the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta III GLX ought to’ve completed greater in its comparability take a look at as a result of the VR6 rips. [typing intensifies] You, editors, are biased, paid off, silly, too outdated, too younger. SpIDeR gRaPHs! The automobiles you cowl are boring, not boring sufficient, too costly, too low cost. Oh, and one other factor, the font is approach too small and there is ink on my fingers from the Corvette photograph, which was too darkish, and I could not see the wheels as a result of the automobile was in movement. SEND.

I write to you, expensive reader, as a result of you’ll quickly be crafting emails and feedback in response to the EV of the Yr. I promise to learn them. We’re making inroads on this relationship and following your recommendation. That 29-page EV part that begins on web page 26 of the print concern: Discover that it is grouped collectively to make it simpler to tear out. That one’s for you, Randy Flick of Sellersburg, Illinois. (All of you studying on-line, you may simply must tear it out in your creativeness.)

We listened. However know that simply because we cowl EVs, it does not imply we’re offered on them. We cowl all that is new within the automobile world. Previously 12 months, 4 of each 10 new automobile launches had been for an electrified automobile. Do not confuse protection with infatuation.

Like lots of you, we aren’t but satisfied about an electrical’s means to fully change the 93-octane rumbler within the storage. In a single piece you may see what occurred when senior editor Elana Scherr got down to drive a BMW i4 round Michigan utilizing the plugs of Jane and John Doe. Flip round and you will see if technical editor David Beard—behind the wheel of a Lucid—beat our 1000-mile road-trip time set in a Tesla final 12 months.

These checks, like all of our checks, are knowledgeable by skepticism. Curiosity is why we push issues to the restrict after which rush again to our cubes to share our findings with you. That is why you learn C/D—nicely, that and Ed. responses.

So, we vow to amuse, educate, problem, and ship to you what is new, what’s coming, how issues work, and what’s good or simply plain silly—whether or not it runs on gasoline, diesel, hydrogen, electrons, or grandiose plans. You may be a greater knowledgeable in consequence. And maintain telling us how we’re doing, as a result of that is what C/D runs on.

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