Language and icons

Lat night as I was describing the operation of my EV to my husband I said, “You push the on button and then you press on the gas pedal and you’re on the road.” I paused and wondered will our grand-kids ask, “Why is it called a gas pedal?” and he wondered if they would wonder “Why is the icon for charging that funny box?

There are so many terms we use today that harken back to a previous era that no longer make literal sense. We don’t “dial” someone up anymore and soon we won’t we be using that “gas” pedal.


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