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Old 08-15-2011, 11:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That is reasonable, was expecting tj to say to was too ugly or something useless.

Yes plenty of good reasons, had some serious management issues too, didn't they? http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...era-10981.html

And doors flying open during tests? arg, what a PR nightmare that must be.
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Why? Anything besides mentally challenged subjective opinions to offer?
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Based on their performance at the X-prize, they had some major problems to solve. So they probably need some additional time to get ready for prime-time.
Yeah let me know when they figure out how to build a 4 wheel vehicle with appeal beyond this forum. They did more damage to the image of EVs in the eyes of the general public than anything else. The sooner they disappear for good the better.
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I did read the link. But it seems like more of the same. They got their hands on another 2.5 million, so I guess they can muddle along.

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Ha ha, maybe they can lease the Saturn Spring Hill plant in Tenessee.

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To clarify, it is so-called "Team B" who brought the development to a screeching halt. They built 1 unit in about the last two years, while the original team built 9 or 10 in a similar time period.

The center of gravity and overall weight are the main issues.
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I did read the link. But it seems like more of the same. They got their hands on another 2.5 million, so I guess they can muddle along.

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Ha ha, maybe they can lease the Saturn Spring Hill plant in Tenessee.

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Son, stop embarrassing yourself. Nobody is impressed.
The embarrassing thing is when you are so presumptuous as to be the self appointed keeper of what is appealing (or at least not weird) beyond this forum, or that you think this forum should be viewed as separate from the whole in matters as subjective as "taste". You should speak for yourself and not entire populations, you look like a moron when you do the latter.
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Sorry for being harsh TJ, but it is like half your posts are of the "nobody will buy that" variety. Problem is that is sort of self-fulfilling, people, at least in part, buy what the marketing engines tell them to buy and you are, with only the seat of your pants, campaigning against options based solely on matters of taste. Form follows function, except if you are a flibbertigibbet, in which case who cares what your opinion is?
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I watched the entire X-Prize contest on a recent flight. Seems like the Tango Commuter Cars - The Tango, ultra-narrow electric car for commuting; 0-60 in 4 seconds

Outperformed most of the field, except for not making the 100 miles range. But to be fair, the tango could out accelerated most cars on the road.
I'm sure they could produce a FE model of the Tango that would win every catagory in the X prize contest.

Amazingly the Tango did not have a pit crew, just the owner/inventor one man show. Other teams spent millions, and hired professional drivers for the contest.
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they can save a lot and hire me... LOL

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