View Single Post
Old 10-22-2015, 04:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 1,977

Dark Egg - '12 VW Touareg TDI Sport AWD
90 day: 25.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 155
Thanked 797 Times in 547 Posts
Originally Posted by Grant-53 View Post
The momentum equation is just one part of crash safety. Injury comes excessive g loads, impacts, and penetration wounds. Avoidance ability, crush zones, passenger restrains, and passenger cell integrity all play a part.
True, try telling that to the family suing the company when their 16yo kids get crushed in something like this. I do think Archimoto is doing it right compared to Elio. Elio is pushing to make theirs a car, no special license to drive, no helmet required, while talking safety on their webpage. Archimoto seems to be better embracing it is a motorcycle which everybody agrees is 1/2 way to a death wish already. This is safer then a motorcycle but I still wouldn't let my kid drive one.
  Reply With Quote