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Old 04-16-2010   #1
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New electric car close to production

Not much to say about this that the article doesn't say. Definitely a radical design.



Kinda makes the Prius look boring, no? Would you drive one? I think I would...
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Aren't 3-wheelers banned? o.o
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Haha.. looks like something you'd see in a soapbox derby.
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Re: New electric car close to production

Pfft, forget about electric cars...I desperately want a hovercar.
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Re: New electric car close to production

Me, too Jen. My ultimate theatrical example of a flying car is still Doc Brown's flying DeLorian.
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Re: New electric car close to production

^ Yessss, me too...and complete with a Flux Capacitor (not necessarily functional, but that would be a bonus...)
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Pfft, forget about electric cars...I desperately want a hovercar.


http://www.hovercraft.com/content/in...&cPath=1_95_80

if you get one of these, you totally have to let me drive it
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Re: New electric car close to production

Or get one that totally fuckin flies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwC8M...layer_embedded
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Re: New electric car close to production

What they can do is awesome but they look so unwieldy.

If I get a hovercar/flying car, no one but me can drive it; I know better, if I let someone have the keys they'd steal it. noooo way.
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^ Yessss, me too...and complete with a Flux Capacitor (not necessarily functional, but that would be a bonus...)
LOL Indeed. If I could have a flying DeLorien without all the time travel stuff (but with a Mr. Fusion power core), I'd be a really happy camper.
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Not much to say about this that the article doesn't say. Definitely a radical design.



Kinda makes the Prius look boring, no? Would you drive one? I think I would...
I'm sorry, but that is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen. I would never drive that; it would be like driving a futuristic car stereotype. It actually irritates me just looking at that image, and I think I would be forced to physically attack that "car" and/or the person driving it, if I had the grand misfortune of seeing one in person.

Ugh, I was really hoping that car designs would not move in that direction; not even some of them. That angers me. Aerodynamic curves--great! Keep it up! Stupid and cliché spaceship-like appearance--why not pass that up? Forever?

I would rather be shot out of a cannon and have my face dragged across cement at 90 MPH than sit in that thing for one second.

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I'm sorry, but that is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen. I would never drive that; it would be like driving a futuristic car stereotype. It actually irritates me just looking at that image, and I think I would be forced to physically attack that "car" and/or the person driving it, if I had the grand misfortune of seeing one in person.

Ugh, I was really hoping that car designs would not move in that direction; not even some of them. That angers me. Aerodynamic curves--great! Keep it up! Stupid and cliché spaceship-like appearance--why not pass that up? Forever?

I would rather be shot out of a cannon and have my face dragged across cement at 90 MPH than sit in that thing for one second.

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no but for raelz maybe it would be acceptable if it was black with flames painted up the side

electric cars have this problem that they get charged from the grid which is mostly coal which pollutes more than gasoline. save the planet, drive a ford!
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Me, too Jen. My ultimate theatrical example of a flying car is still Doc Brown's flying DeLorian.

no no no! the delorian is good, but realistically its a un godly heavy an unreliable car an its very expensive to buy...most I think sell for around the £50,000 mark...thanks to back to the future they have become a collectors thing...

If you want a ultimate theatrical example of a flying car...2 words...blade runner...thats it
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Re: New electric car close to production

back on topic

After seeing this, , I'm even more impressed than before...
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How the hell would electric cars save anyone money when they would cost about $50,000 at least?
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Re: New electric car close to production

Owning a fully-electric car isn't as environmentally friendly as many people imagine. Those batteries it uses must get their energy from somewhere and that somewhere is almost certainly a fossil-fuel powered grid. So although one is sticking it to the big oil companies by driving a battery powered car, one isn't necessarily being any friendlier to the environment. Even pure hydrogen powered fuel-cell cars have the potential to carry a carbon footprint. There are several techniques available for extracting hydrogen from water as well as other light hydrocarbons (methane, propane, butane etc.) all of which require energy to work. Unless the means to extract, as well as collect, purify and dispense on a bulk scale can be done using green energy sources (and assuming the H2 powered car itself is built in a zero-landfill factory), only then could the car be said to be truly green.
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You environmental wacko's has done nothing but hurt this country by stopping oil production and causing the loss of jobs! This earth is strong enough to take care of itself if you nuts would just leave things along. Why don't you just leave the country so it can be ran the way it should be? Go kiss a tree, or a goddamn spotted owl!
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You environmental wacko's has done nothing but hurt this country by stopping oil production and causing the loss of jobs! This earth is strong enough to take care of itself if you nuts would just leave things along. Why don't you just leave the country so it can be ran the way it should be? Go kiss a tree, or a goddamn spotted owl!
Wackos have. It's wackos have done nothing. If you're going to insult someone, for fucks sake conjugate correctly.
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You environmental wacko's has done nothing but hurt this country by stopping oil production and causing the loss of jobs! This earth is strong enough to take care of itself if you nuts would just leave things along. Why don't you just leave the country so it can be ran the way it should be? Go kiss a tree, or a goddamn spotted owl!
Uhm.. Munroe? ..just wondering. ^_^

However; he might is right with the "This earth is strong enough to take care of itself"-part, but if we are able to survive after earth took care is another story.


The bad thing about electric cars is that they need to get the power of somewhere, that is most likely made out of coal or oil; unless you got the possibility to plug your car directly into a wind power plant.
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