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Old 08-07-2020, 11:51 AM   #541 (permalink)
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That model seems pretty poorly thought out.

Rear passenger area is enclosed? WHY. Do you want to spend 2/3 of your battery trying air condition a greenhouse?

And you can already buy electric tuk tuks with almost that kind of range and top speed quite cheaply.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

I don't see how a "sexy" (their model looks worse than a standard tuk tuk to me?), high performance tuk tuk has any kind of market.

Here's one with a solar panel:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000413678993.html

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Old 08-07-2020, 12:01 PM   #542 (permalink)
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I agree of course. That concept was not produced by Tesla. I think it's a too literal copy of the Cybertruck details.

Productized, it would be more open, like an FUV.

But they put more work into it than I did permalink #537.
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I don't like trikes in the first place because they are tippy and low performance. Perhaps steering complexity is reduced, but then you need a differential for the rear, so overall the complexity is probably a wash. My preference is RWD and front steer, reverse-trike.
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Jeremy Clarkson drove that point into the ground.

Reverse, 3-wheel drive and steer. Arcimoto's FUV has torque steering with it's front wheel drive.
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Jeremy Clarkson drove that point into the ground.

Reverse, 3-wheel drive and steer. Arcimoto's FUV has torque steering with it's front wheel drive.
Of course, you can always get a bit more when you pay a bit more. My comment was trying to keep Indian budgets in mind. Perhaps it is significantly cheaper to build a trike than a reverse.

The Arcimoto would certainly be a killer tuk tuk.

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