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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which is not only ugly, but useless. It seats one person. It carries nothing. How stupid.
    And it doesnt have an engine. You have to pedal it.

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    Re: Obama Wants Research to Wean Vehicles off Oil.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which is not only ugly, but useless. It seats one person. It carries nothing. How stupid.
    Not sure about how that would be used in China. In rural areas (which I assume are NOT the target of this car) I have seen people carrying logs to hogs on the back of 125cc 4 cycle motorbikes. One of the more common forms of transport in countryside is (was, my partner there died 7 years ago, and I have not been back as we closed the office) is what looks like a Gravely tractor with a 2 wheel covered wagon behind on which the driver sits to hold the handlebars of the articulating, 2 wheel, big single cylinder, convection water cooled tractor (usually diesel). They will load all produce AND the whole family on that at once, so carrying capacity is the defining value for their vehicles. City folk, though, might just get off on such a car as it would provide weather protection that their motorcycle does not.

    BTW: I live a fair bit further North from you, so solar in my home base is much less practical. I would LOVE to see a separate solar/wind grid feed here, tied to smart-meter demand billed vehicle chargers that could tap base load grid power off peak, but we are still a long way from that. No reason to keep people from setting something up at home, though. Also, distance around here are not EV friendly. A typical callout for me is to jump in a truck and run 500 kms and drag back 30 tons of hardware.

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