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Old 01-16-2014, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another electric/diesel hybrid trike

I know to beat the big guys you have to think out of the box. This guy just might. I read the Urbee has a target price of approx. $15 thousand. But can it make it to market?
What's your thoughts.

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Old 01-16-2014, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will have to wait til 2015...
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The website states the IC engine has not yet been selected. This will have a large bearing on cost and highway FE. Biodiesel has the best shot at being efficient and sustainable. If I wanted to get 290 mpg at 70 mph then I would ditch the electric drive in favor of a wide range gear box. The passenger seat could be moved back and in tighter to reduce overall width. Rear steering is not known to be stable at those speeds. I take it that this design is aimed more toward urban use.

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