Xenomech: omg:"The 2014 C-1 is estimated to cost as low as $19,900 USD after federal tax incentives."
Magorn: Nabb1: hillbillypharmacist: "Safety of a car"?I'm gonna need to see some test results on that.Yeah, that looks like a deathtrap, especially in a side-impact collision.So do these, but it turns out the frame is an intergral roll cage, which makes them safer than conventional cars:[thetalkingmirror.com image 640x480]
flux: You know what I want to see? A workable, modular car design. If it's just you driving yourself, it's a light, driver-only dealie like this thing, or a tiny two-seater. Need to move a few people? Add on a backseat module. Need to haul some furniture? Connect the cargo module and make it a mini-pickup truck. A two-car family wouldn't even need two full cars with a system like that -- just two driving modules. They could connect the cargo or passenger module to whichever car needed it, but most of the time, they could get probably get by with just the driver modules.
MindStalker: I always thought that would be a good idea, the problem comes in where/how do you park the modules.Drop off my kids at school, I no longer need the passenger module, so I either park it at their school, or lug it with me to work anyways.
whconner4: St_Francis_P: In fact, the C-1 isn't really a car at all: It's officially classified as a motorcycle, but CEO Daniel Kim says that the vehicle resists classification."It's disrupting the automotive space," says Kim.That kind of marketing-speak would scare me, even if I wanted one.This guy needs a serious punch in the balls.
jonny_q: St_Francis_P: That kind of marketing-speak would scare me, even if I wanted one.It's a motorcycle so that it doesn't have to conform to any regulations for "cars". And this is fine... we need to be able to have innovations like this without someone claiming it doesn't meet all the standards for "cars", because, well, motorcycles are still legal and this is definitely not worse than one of those.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nabb1: hillbillypharmacist: "Safety of a car"?I'm gonna need to see some test results on that.Yeah, that looks like a deathtrap, especially in a side-impact collision.Having done over $6000.00 damage to a Jeep Wrangler, I was thinking of animal collisions/deer, specifically//frikkin deer
czetie: Call me back when the DMV allows vehicles like this to be driven on a regular driver's license.
MindStalker: I really liked it when it was called the Carver. They never released anything though :([upload.wikimedia.org image 450x600]
Xenomech: I'm sorry, but that seating arrangement is not going to fly:[i50.tinypic.com image 830x564]
dofus: RTOGUY: Can it handle a 3' snowdrift?A FWD Jeep can't handle a 3' drift unless the driver *really* knows what he/she is doing.
MindStalker: Drop off my kids at school, I no longer need the passenger module, so I either park it at their school, or lug it with me to work anyways.
moothemagiccow: I might never understand the fetishization of cars. It's like buying a cool-looking hammer.
RTOGUY: Forget the side impact concern I'd like to know how he thinks it is capable of driving in "all weather". Anybody that lives anywhere with four distinct seasons has to look at that and wonder how it is going to handle any amount of snow. It doesn't tip over? Gee that's great! Can it handle a 3' snowdrift? Because that is my reality for at least half of the year.
ph0rk: I'm not sure I really see the appeal over a regular motorcycle.
Slaves2Darkness: Great now sell that bad boy for around $5000, that would really disrupt the market.
santadog: Ya'll worried about collisions and stuff... there are plenty of motorcycles on the road without airbags, and side protection.. no bumpers etc. Yes, there are accidents, and I've personally know more people who died in a traditional vehicle, than I know of that involved just 2 wheels.If you are afraid of it.. like a motorcycle.. then don't get one.200 miles on a charge. That's pretty freakin' good./owns a scooter rental in Estes Park. 50cc - 250cc.//would like to add this to the touring fleet.
Huck And Molly Ziegler: A safe driving environment for me would be a 1953 Chrysler Imperial retrofitted with seat & shoulder belts and a driver's seat with a head restraint.It's probably got enough sheet metal that would roll out to form two modern cars.
liam76: Because your parents have a ton of money, you think it being "green" is super neat, and you don't want to conform and get a car.
Tom_Slick: czetie: Call me back when the DMV allows vehicles like this to be driven on a regular driver's license.In Georgia you can take your Motor Cycle test on a trike, so it is a painless process you just need to take the MC written test, get your permit for 60 days then take your driving test, which is nothing more than riding in a circle and doing a panic stop.
Tom_Slick: Huck And Molly Ziegler: A safe driving environment for me would be a 1953 Chrysler Imperial retrofitted with seat & shoulder belts and a driver's seat with a head restraint.It's probably got enough sheet metal that would roll out to form two modern cars.Nope crumple zones make a huge difference.
Slaves2Darkness: Spanky_McFarksalot: FTFA:"but that cost will go down significantly--to around $16,000--once the product gains sufficient market share to enable bulk manufacturing."Sooo, I have $16k to spend on a car....why would I pick that one?Hell if I know you could buy dam near any sub-compact in the market for $16k and probably get better gas mileage, certainly more range.
moike: lay long lurid darkies
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