Add to that, these designs are created by poorly paid engineers who don't have reasons to care much about the work they do.
Engineer wage no longer buys you a nice house with a garage, large garden and two cars. I know engineers in their 40s who still do flatshare and still save for a deposit while the ladders keep going up each year.
Since every big corporation don't value their workers and customers get accustomed to poor products there is no reason for any change to happen.
If the trend goes on, we will be looking at completely different metrics of EV quality. Like you are expected to drive it X years before it explodes and tears you to pieces or this 10/10 car can do 100 journeys without a service!
People are still going to buy it because there will be no alternative. Unless someone comes up with retrofitting ICE into EV. Then we will have:
(officer) "Do you know the reason I stopped you?"
(driver) "No, sir. What seems to be the officer, problem?"
(officer) "I think I saw your car was giving up smoke and I can't smell cannabis. May I see your batteries?"
(driver) "I swear, officer, I just had a spliff. It's like my battery, I cannot drive when I am not high!"
(officer) "I really don't care about that. Again, can I see your batteries?"
(driver) (unzips trousers) "Here are my two batteries and a stick".
(officer) "Step out of a suspected ICE car now!"
(driver) (speaks to the car) "Oh Tessie, I knew this was a bad idea. What have I done!" (cries)
(officer) "I count to 5 and if you don't step out, I'll zap you with the taser!"
(officer) "1... 3... 2... *Steve!* What's after 2?"
(steve) "yhmm... Let me ask Chat GPT. Hi ChatGPT what's after two?"
(ChatGPT) "I am sorry I can't answer that. All numbers are equal. Can I help you with anything else?"
(steve) "Chat GPT says all numbers are equal. Why did you want to put them in order anyway?"
(officer) (starts crying) "This is what we used to do in my days"
(driver) (plays Charlie - Spacer Woman loud)
(officer) (starts bopping his head)
(steve) (starts crying)
(driver) (slowly drives away)