Janic wrote:Probably because pressing the accelerator reduces the EV's distance limit as you point out below! Whereas your old thermal driving did not take into account the loss of autonomy, the petrol stations being much more numerous and faster than the electric charging stations.
This “rational” explanation may not be complete; there is something more "animal" when you drive a roaring engine and you tend to be intoxicated by the noise and reaction of a thermal engine more than the insipid sound of electric traction. It’s the emotional side of driving that exists.
Furthermore, the maximum torque in EV being immediate, no need to increase the revs to obtain maximum torque.
You will see it on the road, the angry ones (high speed, stick-to-Q, dislocations) are mostly VTs.
Being the most numerous, it makes sense!
we can of course invoke this argument, but it is also reversed. For example, the angry people are often in powerful cars which are not the majority. Caricatural example: Kéké GTI or Audi Q7...
quickly overtaking another vehicle is certainly one of the advantages of the EV, it is better for safety, especially on departmental roads.
it's a mixed question, if the power of a vehicle makes overtaking safer, it also encourages overtaking which is intrinsically risky. At one time I was riding in a calf not exceeding 90 and prohibiting any overtaking, except that of a bicycle or tractor. With the Golf GTE I even want to overtake people who are already at 100 km/h