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(The Atlantic)   Startup car company builds car that "breaks the rules." Apparently, Rule Number One was don't build a car that looks like a shopping cart   (theatlantic.com) divider line 42
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2012-12-13 11:49:45 AM
7 votes:
onscreencars.com

/broke the rules first
2012-12-13 11:52:58 AM
5 votes:
www.jeremyclarksonsucks.com
2012-12-13 11:48:43 AM
4 votes:
Lit Motors

Yes, yes they were.
2012-12-13 11:44:54 AM
4 votes:
images.zap2it.com

Unimpressed.
2012-12-13 10:47:34 AM
4 votes:

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


My brother hit a deer one night years ago. He was freaked out, so he got to a gas station and called the police from a pay phone (this was before everyone and their brother had cell phones). He tells the officer he needs to report an accident, and it's three a.m. and he says, "I hit a deer and damaged my car," and the officer, having heard this one before at this particular hour from people probably trying to cover up a drunk driving incident, says somewhat sarcastically, "Right, sir, of course, and how are you sure it was a deer you hit?" My brother says, "Well, there's a lot of deer snot on my windshield now, for one." The cop burst out laughing and said he was sending someone over.
2012-12-13 11:52:03 AM
3 votes:
Welcome to 1982
Link

www.lostepcot.com
2012-12-13 11:51:50 AM
3 votes:
cdn.theatlantic.com

goodiesfirst.typepad.com
2012-12-13 12:51:32 PM
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
/ vroom!
2012-12-13 12:07:55 PM
2 votes:
Eeeevaaa!

1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-13 11:57:57 AM
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com 

No thanks.
2012-12-13 11:55:09 AM
2 votes:
Unimpressed:

2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-13 11:52:46 AM
2 votes:
"New" idea, "breaks the rules" that's "disrupting the automotive space:"

bikeweb.com
2012-12-13 11:51:24 AM
2 votes:

fruitloop: Lit Motors

Yes, yes they were.


I think this douchebag is his own worst enemy...
2012-12-13 11:51:02 AM
2 votes:
Somewhere, Sir Clive Sinclair is amused by this.

i.imgur.com
2012-12-13 11:51:00 AM
2 votes:
Being trapped in a small fibreglass egg with my own flatus? Um, no.
2012-12-13 10:01:20 AM
2 votes:
This is not going to end well. Especially if it makes it to the showroom.
2012-12-13 02:12:22 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: It's a tricycle.


It has two wheels. That's some trike!

litmotors.com
2012-12-13 01:22:03 PM
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: I might never understand the fetishization of cars. It's like buying a cool-looking hammer.


Or a cool-looking pizza cutter?

www.toxel.com

/[stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg]
2012-12-13 01:13:12 PM
1 votes:
www.vh1.com

Laughs (silently) at your design
2012-12-13 12:56:25 PM
1 votes:
FTFA "It's disrupting the automotive space," says Kim.

Translation: We're going to go bankrupt inside of a year.
2012-12-13 12:50:38 PM
1 votes:

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.



You'd like to disrupt his ball space, with extreme prejudice?
2012-12-13 12:43:09 PM
1 votes:
It would perhaps be a little more innovative if it hadn't been done by Wolseley in England a hundred years ago, and in rather more style too.
www.wolseleyworld.com
2012-12-13 12:35:48 PM
1 votes:
I'm sorry, but that seating arrangement is not going to fly:

i50.tinypic.com
2012-12-13 12:34:56 PM
1 votes:
MaudlinMutantMollusk [TotalFark]


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


Maybe they should rethink their design.
t2.gstatic.com
2012-12-13 12:30:51 PM
1 votes:
What is the deal with these people who make these electric vehicles that almost all of them are the most unappealing things to look at? I often wonder if these people really intend to start a profitable business or are just milking grant money. $20,000 with the hope to lower that to $16,000 when I can buy a gasoline powered vehicle for half that. How much will my power bill go up to charge the vehicle, how long does it take to charge and how long before I have to replace the extremely expensive batteries? There are a lot of us who do not live in a big city with great public transportation and we don't buy a car because we desire one we buy it because we have to. Sure I could live in the city and not need a car, but I would find the $250,000 for 700sqf very wise nor would I enjoy riding the bus with all my groceries and let us not even talk about the 100% increase in crime I would gain would the city is surrounded by the scum of society. Yeah good luck with that buddy. You want to do something great where you can make a lot of money? Figure out a way to make a vehicle with a good appearance that gets 60 or more miles to the gallon and sells for under $5,000 until then pull your head out of your ass and stop believing the whole world is just like your city of San Francisco.
2012-12-13 12:19:28 PM
1 votes:
Just have the designer drive around Wisconsin in the winter time and still call it a car afterwards.
2012-12-13 12:14:00 PM
1 votes:

ph0rk: starlost: hipster motorcycle dealership

I think that's next to the store that sells pink unicorn feed.


So is the feed pink, or do only pink unicorns eat it?
2012-12-13 12:13:44 PM
1 votes:

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
2012-12-13 12:07:29 PM
1 votes:
maybe it's just me... but where would the average apartment dwelling city slicker charge an electric vehicle?
hell I have to leave my place to just vacuum my car.
2012-12-13 12:05:08 PM
1 votes:

pastorkius: The type of revolutionary design that will turn the world upside down!
[i.imgur.com image 468x286] 

Couldn't link to an upside down Robin pic... all the sites hosting them were websensed.


stuffpoint.com

/wanted for questioning
2012-12-13 12:01:07 PM
1 votes:
If only there were some other explanation for this, something other than marketing trends, like an economic cause ...


Like a generation realizing that it makes no sense to spend 22K on a two ton fashion accessory, and that it's best to figure out how to get from A to B in the most economical way instead?

Even if you get an iPhone out of vanity, that's $600 of vanity. But a car? Who's the frivolous one here? The youngsters with their fancy phones or the old fartes?
2012-12-13 12:00:27 PM
1 votes:
""Right now, electric cars are not sustainable," he says. "The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. If every car in the U.S. had that battery pack, we would need to produce four times more energy to compensate for that. Where is all that energy going to come from?""

Gasoline-fired power plants.

Duh!
2012-12-13 11:56:02 AM
1 votes:
So it's a shiatty motorcycle for one and a potentially unsafe car for the price of a decent small car.

Definitely a winner.
2012-12-13 11:54:25 AM
1 votes:
it is classified as a motorcycle
do you have to get a motorcycle license?
its been a long time but is the dmv test geared to something like this? i mean the balance test and driving through a slalom, figure 8,and all that? i can see either the dmv guy having to move the cones around every time one of these shows up. or if i owned a hipster motorcycle dealership i'd keep one of these on hand so your first time bike owner customers can borrow it and pass their test with it.
2012-12-13 11:54:10 AM
1 votes:

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


Deer? I'm not sure that thing would survive an impact with a raccoon.
2012-12-13 11:53:30 AM
1 votes:
The type of revolutionary design that will turn the world upside down!
i.imgur.com 

Couldn't link to an upside down Robin pic... all the sites hosting them were websensed.
2012-12-13 11:53:00 AM
1 votes:
Completely Original. Yep.

www.blogcdn.com
imgace.com
2012-12-13 11:50:26 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, well one rule they shouldn't break: you put two wheels in the FRONT of the car. Handling, braking, and stability are improved.
2012-12-13 11:50:12 AM
1 votes:
I'd prefer to have a car that doesn't need a gyroscope to keep from tipping over.
2012-12-13 11:50:02 AM
1 votes:
Oh look, yet another asshole who slapped some side panels on a motorcycle and thinks it's as good as a real car.

Go back to Europe!
rpl
2012-12-13 11:49:33 AM
1 votes:
farm2.static.flickr.com
2012-12-13 09:52:35 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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