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(Wheels.ca)   An electric car for average people - it's cheap and ugly, but it's the second most popular EV in history...The CitiCar   (wheels.ca) divider line 51
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2012-09-16 06:17:26 PM
mojoimage.com



Wow. That's ugly.
 
2012-09-16 06:24:20 PM
It looks like a transportable ice machine.
 
2012-09-16 06:25:31 PM
And they can bury you in it when an SUV flattens it.
 
2012-09-16 06:29:44 PM
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
I wanna buy a shiattycar!
 
2012-09-16 06:29:57 PM
Looks like something a Packers fan would wear on his head.
 
2012-09-16 06:55:05 PM
And if you're especially feeling sporty...A racing stripe!
farm8.static.flickr.com
This thing is a chick MAGNET. 

0.tqn.com
Looks like a golf cart.
 
2012-09-16 07:02:11 PM
oooh, it's from the 1970s.

I'd pay $4500 today for one though.
 
2012-09-16 07:12:31 PM
The Stonecutters are behind this. No one would make the electric car look so gay without an agenda.
 
2012-09-16 07:48:39 PM
There were several of these that ran around near where I grew up. We called them the "Cheesebox cars" because they looked just the right shape so slide in a nice wedge of one's favorite cheese. I always thought they were cool.
 
2012-09-16 07:50:59 PM
Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?

media.treehugger.com
 
2012-09-16 07:51:00 PM
I knew a guy in Tampa who had one. Top realistic speed was about 35mph and its safely is what killed it.
 
2012-09-16 07:56:03 PM
Just put a gun in it and it will be all the rage.

hsfeatures.com
 
2012-09-16 08:07:44 PM

rohar: Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?


Was this the correct thread?
 
2012-09-16 08:20:52 PM

theteacher: rohar: Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?

Was this the correct thread?


I'm still not sure. Football + beer and a widescreen in the shop makes me confuse cars with politics. You don't wanna know what I did to the race car about an hour ago.

/the muffler's all bent up and my dick hurts
//I musta passed out. Anyone see what happened?
 
2012-09-16 08:39:35 PM
i21.photobucket.com

Blast Hardcheese!
 
2012-09-16 08:48:06 PM
I'd buy one if it was piloted by a sassy robot.

www.toplessrobot.com
 
2012-09-16 08:53:23 PM

theteacher: rohar: Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?

Was this the correct thread?


I L out Led
 
2012-09-16 09:05:53 PM

MontanaDave: theteacher: rohar: Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?

Was this the correct thread?

I L out Led


I hate you all, and that was the high point of my day. Thanks for that.

/I think?
 
2012-09-16 09:06:32 PM
I liked it when it had a gas motor in it and was called Gremiln.

upload.wikimedia.org

/ at least you can get somewhere in a Gremlin
 
2012-09-16 09:26:55 PM

rohar: MontanaDave: theteacher: rohar: Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?

Was this the correct thread?

I L out Led

I hate you all, and that was the high point of my day. Thanks for that.

/I think?


It wasn't the high point of my day, but it was in the top 10.
 
2012-09-16 09:34:39 PM

MontanaDave: rohar: MontanaDave: theteacher: rohar: Second runner up on the ugly EV scale?

Was this the correct thread?

I L out Led

I hate you all, and that was the high point of my day. Thanks for that.

/I think?

It wasn't the high point of my day, but it was in the top 10.


You didn't spend the rest of your day doing tranny mounts on a 944.

Wait, that sounds kinda ghey.

/nttawwt
 
2012-09-16 09:45:53 PM
Somebody in my neighborhood has one.

I thought it was a kit car until this article.
 
2012-09-16 09:59:56 PM
"Hello, my name is Johnny Cab!"

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-16 10:07:09 PM

JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 300x192]

Blast Hardcheese!


Those old Enforcers had a sweet 8-track.
 
2012-09-16 10:25:18 PM
If Apple came out with one, the oil industry would be dead overnight.
 
2012-09-16 10:27:57 PM
CitiCar? After the sub-compact crisis of 2008, they got too bad of a name. I think it's called OneMain Vehicular these days. Or Ally. Something like that.
 
2012-09-16 10:36:57 PM
It's ok, but it's no Geoff.
www.carfront.com
 
2012-09-16 10:47:38 PM
www.technovelgy.com


Because apparently you all need a reminder of what a real EV car looks like.
 
2012-09-16 11:08:06 PM

Valarius: [www.technovelgy.com image 450x288]


Because apparently you all need a reminder of what a real EV car looks like.


Yeah but it only gets 20 mpg !!!!DErpr
 
2012-09-16 11:09:23 PM

Ishkur: If Apple came out with one, the oil industry would be dead overnight.


i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-16 11:29:49 PM
starsandcars.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-16 11:30:53 PM
"From what I know, a battery is coming within five to eight years," that will boost the range of small EVs to 300 kilometres and of expensive beasts like Tesla's Model S to 800.

"When I see a car that can do 300 kilometres and cost $20,000 or less - everything the average guy wants to do," the gasoline-production industry will get a strong message, he says.


The problem isn't range, the problem is length and availability of recharging. No one wants to run out of juice and either A) be stranded or B) wait 3-8 hours while the battery charges.

When an EV can replace its charge in a few minutes, whether it be a super faster charging battery, some wort of quick-swap battery exchange, or some other novel method, that's when you'll see a real competitor, imo.
 
2012-09-16 11:35:09 PM

Emposter: "From what I know, a battery is coming within five to eight years," that will boost the range of small EVs to 300 kilometres and of expensive beasts like Tesla's Model S to 800.

"When I see a car that can do 300 kilometres and cost $20,000 or less - everything the average guy wants to do," the gasoline-production industry will get a strong message, he says.

The problem isn't range, the problem is length and availability of recharging. No one wants to run out of juice and either A) be stranded or B) wait 3-8 hours while the battery charges.

When an EV can replace its charge in a few minutes, whether it be a super faster charging battery, some wort of quick-swap battery exchange, or some other novel method, that's when you'll see a real competitor, imo.


Eh...DC quickchargers can charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes. That's a far cry from "3 to 8 hours". And if you are still stranded after getting an extra 70 miles of range, then you probably have bigger problems.
 
2012-09-16 11:37:55 PM

JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 300x192]

Blast Hardcheese!


Big McLargeHuge
 
2012-09-16 11:38:59 PM
i291.photobucket.com

Good heavens, look at the time!
 
2012-09-17 12:11:03 AM

Doctor Jan Itor: Just put a gun in it and it will be all the rage.

[hsfeatures.com image 700x431]


Yeah, I'd love to see that tin can fire a mounted 88.

/not really
//waste of an 88
 
2012-09-17 12:18:28 AM
CSB: I used to own a motorcycle dealership (really) and for about two years 2006-2008 we sold these:

www.blogcdn.com

$12,500 got you a three wheel truck that would do 45mph and had a range of 20-25 miles, and plugged into any regular outlet. Because they had three wheels they were a "motorcycle" so they didn't have to meet auto safety standards.

Biggest problem was, they were an electric conversion of some kind of Chinese utility vehicle. Thin sheet metal, total crap plastic parts, and built for a 120lb driver. But they ran non stop.

Our biggest sales were to security companies patrolling parking lots and college campuses.
 
2012-09-17 01:21:35 AM
Cool looking *folding* electric car. Link
 
2012-09-17 01:27:57 AM
It's still nicer than the Aztec.
 
2012-09-17 03:42:00 AM

Hollie Maea: Emposter: "From what I know, a battery is coming within five to eight years," that will boost the range of small EVs to 300 kilometres and of expensive beasts like Tesla's Model S to 800.

"When I see a car that can do 300 kilometres and cost $20,000 or less - everything the average guy wants to do," the gasoline-production industry will get a strong message, he says.

The problem isn't range, the problem is length and availability of recharging. No one wants to run out of juice and either A) be stranded or B) wait 3-8 hours while the battery charges.

When an EV can replace its charge in a few minutes, whether it be a super faster charging battery, some wort of quick-swap battery exchange, or some other novel method, that's when you'll see a real competitor, imo.

Eh...DC quickchargers can charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes. That's a far cry from "3 to 8 hours". And if you are still stranded after getting an extra 70 miles of range, then you probably have bigger problems.


Most people are not willing to wait 20 minutes at a gas station when they're used to waiting 2, and a 20 minute wait would lead to massive filling congestion, which is why I said a few, not a few dozen. Moreover, most stations don't have quick chargers.

And people don't get stranded when everything is planned,and things work out. People theorize the "what ifs," and gas performs better in such situations. Forget to charge before you need to go to work? In a gas car, you just go fill up at a nearby station. In an EV, you may just be screwed. Family emergency comes up two states away and your spouse has the gas car on a business trip? Ut oh. Forget to charge up before going to work, and realize after you get there that your battery is almost empty and the parking garage doesn't have plugs?

Etc. There's a reason hybrids caught on and EVs haven't yet. Admittedly, there are actually many reasons, all the way up to big oil corporate espionage, but one of the big ones is that, if you have an "oh shiat" moment, a gas car can just go fill up at any of the 159,000 gas stations, while an EV is limited to one of the only 4466 EV charging stations, of which only 56 have quick chargers, and most of which are on the coast.

So, again, the issue is not range, because with proper infrastructure any car's range is infinite. It's the existence of that infrastructure. When EV charging approaches gas filling in ease, convenience, and piece of mind, I think that will be the turning point. I hope that point comes by 2015 or so, which is when Tesla is set to release its project Bluestar $30,000 EV, but that time certainly isn't here yet, and sadly 2015 isn't looking very likely.
 
2012-09-17 04:14:30 AM
Doctor Jan Itor: Just put a gun in it and it will be all the rage.

www.arcade-history.com
 
2012-09-17 04:45:20 AM

Hollie Maea: Emposter: "From what I know, a battery is coming within five to eight years," that will boost the range of small EVs to 300 kilometres and of expensive beasts like Tesla's Model S to 800.

"When I see a car that can do 300 kilometres and cost $20,000 or less - everything the average guy wants to do," the gasoline-production industry will get a strong message, he says.

The problem isn't range, the problem is length and availability of recharging. No one wants to run out of juice and either A) be stranded or B) wait 3-8 hours while the battery charges.

When an EV can replace its charge in a few minutes, whether it be a super faster charging battery, some wort of quick-swap battery exchange, or some other novel method, that's when you'll see a real competitor, imo.

Eh...DC quickchargers can charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes. That's a far cry from "3 to 8 hours". And if you are still stranded after getting an extra 70 miles of range, then you probably have bigger problems.


maybee, yes, but whatever battery you use, the quicker you load them, the shorter the lifetime.
This will always hold true, and think of what kind of power a quickcharge for a long-range powerful car amounts to... never gona happen before we have Star-Trek-tech.
On the other hand, standardized batteries you just swap and don't own but just rent could work with yesterday-tech.
But it would need the governement to set standarts for batterys and that is OMG SOCIALISM
 
2012-09-17 05:21:52 AM

On-Off: Hollie Maea: Emposter: "From what I know, a battery is coming within five to eight years," that will boost the range of small EVs to 300 kilometres and of expensive beasts like Tesla's Model S to 800.

"When I see a car that can do 300 kilometres and cost $20,000 or less - everything the average guy wants to do," the gasoline-production industry will get a strong message, he says.

The problem isn't range, the problem is length and availability of recharging. No one wants to run out of juice and either A) be stranded or B) wait 3-8 hours while the battery charges.

When an EV can replace its charge in a few minutes, whether it be a super faster charging battery, some wort of quick-swap battery exchange, or some other novel method, that's when you'll see a real competitor, imo.

Eh...DC quickchargers can charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes. That's a far cry from "3 to 8 hours". And if you are still stranded after getting an extra 70 miles of range, then you probably have bigger problems.

maybee, yes, but whatever battery you use, the quicker you load them, the shorter the lifetime.
This will always hold true, and think of what kind of power a quickcharge for a long-range powerful car amounts to... never gona happen before we have Star-Trek-tech.
On the other hand, standardized batteries you just swap and don't own but just rent could work with yesterday-tech.
But it would need the governement to set standarts for batterys and that is OMG SOCIALISM


The government sets standards all the time and that's not socialism
 
2012-09-17 08:27:50 AM
Ever get really sick and have a rough time of it, then when you get better you for get how bad it was. I forget how bad post pollution control, big bumper 70's were and then like a relapse something reminds me.

I had a 77 dodge Aspen wagon with a 318 and the optional 4 speed manual transmission. I inherent the car I did not spend money for it. Calling it a POS would be insulting to S
 
2012-09-17 10:29:17 AM

Fun Dumpster: It's ok, but it's no Geoff.
[www.carfront.com image 550x311]


This.
 
2012-09-17 10:53:48 AM
I would love an electric car. but they cost too much(would never make it up in gas savings). and I have to park on the street. how the fark am I supposed to charge it overnight? Some of us don't live in the burbs with big fat garages.

The real change that needs to happen is in city planing. Suburbs are viable because of cheap gas. that will have to end.
 
2012-09-17 02:42:11 PM
What it reminds me of:

i.techrepublic.com.com
 
2012-09-17 03:11:15 PM
Screw that, I'll build my own!

Link

www.rqriley.com
 
2012-09-17 04:22:04 PM

godwin5: / at least you can get somewhere in a Gremlin


Until it ran out of fuel, rusted through or crashed into a tree because it steered like it had square wheels....
 
2012-09-18 02:56:30 AM

TommyymmoT: And if you're especially feeling sporty...A racing stripe!
[farm8.static.flickr.com image 500x333]
This thing is a chick MAGNET. 

[0.tqn.com image 490x371]
Looks like a golf cart.


In their defense if they used rounded corners Apple would sue.
 
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