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Old 02-27-2008, 06:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Its aerodynamics don't look all that great, with a level roof line, open wheel wells, open wheel spokes, various stying bumps and grooves, and something hanging down underneath it (no underbody paneling?). I wonder what kind of speed and range improvement it would get with a decent aero treatment.
I think the 25 MPH speed limit is a safety issue. I am sure that they are artificially set to 25 MPH max. It's a safe bet that these electrics don't pass "normal" crash tests. At 25 MPH, does aerodynamics matter?

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