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MemberOctober 9, 2021 at 4:24 pm
The average modern ICE vehicle has anywhere from 36 to 100 semiconductor chips controlling EVERYTHING from engine timing to power windows. EVs – as they are “rolling computers” require chips to control ALL of their systems. The bare handful of chips that you suggested might be deleted would make little to no difference. The infotainment system, the navigation system and the driver assistance systems are most likely just software applications run by the same central computer.