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sheepdog 44 07-03-2013 09:06 PM

3 wheel Honda Insight boat tailed EV: Another mystery solved!
 
It's an Electric Honda Insight with a Lithium pack and 100 mile range! Thats better than bringing back the the EV1. I don't believe there was a dedicated thread to this car. Pulled this from Insight Central.

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6...erboattail.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by Need4Speed (Post 270143)
...this is what comes up for the guy, from "http://www.corporationwiki.com/California/San-Mateo/jerrold-karmin/40443395.aspx":

Jerrold Karmin is associated with Solar Electric Technology, Inc. with the role of President. and is located in San Mateo, CA.

Interesting, Alternative Car Designs, photos


mikeyjd 07-03-2013 09:18 PM

cool

NachtRitter 07-03-2013 09:25 PM

Oh ya! I've seen that car each year at the Bay Area Makers Faire (where the video was obviously taken). Another great reason to go; you meet some fascinating and inventive folks there. A couple of my pix of the car:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-E...0/P5220101.JPG
and
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v...0/P5220102.JPG

I like that the trailer he brings along can be used to help charge the batteries.

NeilBlanchard 07-04-2013 07:00 AM

That is a BMW Paralever single sided swingarm suspension.

GreenHornet 07-05-2013 04:10 PM

At one point this is what I was going to do with an insight except use my Goldwing rear swingarm. I wonder how much weight he was able to reduce?

UltArc 07-05-2013 05:20 PM

Just a curiosity question, wouldn't it be more efficient to have power sent to one wheel, rather than the front wheels?

Xist 07-05-2013 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UltArc (Post 379217)
Just a curiosity question, wouldn't it be more efficient to have power sent to one wheel, rather than the front wheels?

Maybe, but how much weight would be on that wheel?

alohaspirit 07-06-2013 12:44 AM

interesting


could use a cover to prevent the rear tire from kicking water/dirt up inside the end of the boattail

Mira 07-06-2013 03:41 AM

So radical!! Mad inspiration

euromodder 07-06-2013 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xist (Post 379263)
Maybe, but how much weight would be on that wheel?

Not that much, given its position pretty far aft, while the weight reduction on the rear end of the Insight (with the glassfiber rear at least) means the CoG has likely shifted forward.

With that one, I'd rather worry about structural integrity and re-ingesting exhaust gasses.


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