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(Outside Online)   Half Vanagon, half Westfalia, and all Tesla   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Vanagon, electric cars, Oregon, Al Franken, achilles heel, half, driving ranges, gasoline engines  
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4513 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 Jan 2014 at 10:40 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-06 10:48:20 AM  
Best call a proofreader "lightening" fast.
2014-01-06 10:53:17 AM  
Why was I not surprised to see "Oregon" in the first few lines?
2014-01-06 11:00:28 AM  

What a surprise.
2014-01-06 11:11:34 AM  
Awww, I was hoping to see a giant Tesla coil stickin' out the front, or something.
2014-01-06 11:11:58 AM  
It sounds like he has WAY too much time and money.
2014-01-06 11:16:38 AM  
And why not cover the whole roof with solar panels while you're at it and hook them into the EV too?
2014-01-06 11:27:35 AM  

clkeagle: Why was I not surprised to see "Oregon" in the first few lines?

eyup ...
2014-01-06 11:28:52 AM  
Elon Musk would shudder to see his creation being wedged and modified to fit in that horror. And he'd die when he saw the coefficient of drag.
2014-01-06 02:28:29 PM  
and 5x ugly
2014-01-06 02:48:51 PM  
Still, I'd love to see a minivan or wagon from Tesla.
2014-01-06 03:04:02 PM  
Stupid Westphalians, they never let you take Central Europe easily. Always gotta put up a struggle.
2014-01-06 03:04:51 PM  
Does it come standard with a patchouli scented air freshner?
2014-01-06 04:00:05 PM  
In other news, someone figured out how to make a Vanagon even uglier. Good job.
2014-01-06 04:31:40 PM  

vernonFL: It sounds like he has WAY too much time and money.

Don't be ridiculous.  The most expensive component is a wrecked car.  Hardly the stuff of the 1%.  As far as time goes, this is his hobby.  It's what he enjoys, so he spends some of his spare time on it.  And he's good at these sorts of things...he designed the two controllers you see peaking through the lexan in this video:
2014-01-06 07:47:20 PM  

TommyDeuce: Still, I'd love to see a minivan or wagon from Tesla.

How about a Tesla pick-up truck?
2014-01-06 08:50:16 PM  
Vanphalia. Heh-heh.
2014-01-07 10:51:22 AM  

give me doughnuts: Corvallis.

What a surprise.

S.M. Stirling has poisoned the area to me.

Actually it's his writing of the witch queen that did it.  Who continually trips out cliches in one language only so they may self translate into english?

\other than elitists that is
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