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Discussion in 'General' started by yellowbomb, 17 Mar 2007.

  1. yellowbomb

    yellowbomb Minimodder

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Sounds interesting, but I won't believe it until I see a video. 4.5s to 62mph is seriously quick, but the stuff about 0-carbon footprint is quite attractive too.
     
  3. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    I read something about a new electric sports car a few months ago aswell. A bit like a Lotus Elise, but electric.. very fast aswell. Seems like a very cool idea.. but I think the drive experience won't be the same without the sound of the engine roaring behind you.
     
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    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Interesting because it's utter bs?

    It's an electric car and electricity is made in power stations. Most power in the UK is generated by burning coal and gas.

    Also looks like they chose the wrong car to put electric motors on each wheel. The car is no longer road legal.
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Well if you take it with a pinch of salt, it's interesting because, as they say, you can regain quite a lot through regenerative braking, it'd be interesting to see how much. I know it's bollocks from the side that you have to recharge it, that's fairly obvious.

    Why's it not road legal anymore too?
     
  8. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    The wheels protrude out from the arches, but I understand it is only a concept.
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Ah right, fair enough. Didn't know that was a rule. Is that why quad-bikes used to have protruding, flared wheel arches? So they could pass as road-legal? (I know they're not anymore, but they used to be.)
     
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    MarkeH What's a Dremel?

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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Awesome stuff, I'd buy one, and it'd sit right next to my Carrera GT and F430... :p
     
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