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Old 02-02-2011, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dave Cloud’s Super Aerodynamic Electric Car, the Dolphin

Infrequently do we find a homebuilt car that is well-designed, aesthetically appealing, environmentally friendly, and inexpensive. In Dave Cloud’s Dolphin, we find that all our expectations for a homebuilt EV are surpassed. That’s probably because Dave has had his fair share putting together electric cars, having done over 45 conversions. While the Dolphin may look [...]

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's the SketchUp model of the Dolphin, that I am working on:

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Neil, are you thinking of building one? ..or do you just like playing in SketchUp. Cool rendering of the car!
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My purpose of modeling the Dolphin is so Dave Cloud can make use of it, and/or others could build similar cars. Having the model would make it possible to see if it can fit 3 or 4 people (the current Dolphin fits 2) with a more compact lithium battery pack.

A 3D SketchUp model can be used to generate CAD sections and elevation views of the chassis shell.
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All Cars Electric has posted about the Dolphin:

The Dolphin: Super Aerodynamic Homebuilt Electric Car

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Tree Hugger has picked up on the Dolphin:

Dave Cloud's 214 MPG Geo Metro (aka The Dolphin) : TreeHugger

Here's the forum thread on Dave Cloud's Dolphin:

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ABG has now posted an article on the Dolphin (but they used a generic Metro picture, for some reason?):

DIY ecomod turns Geo Metro into 214 mpge Dolphin — Autoblog Green
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Gas 2.0 has posted about the Dolphin

The 214 MPGe Geo Metro “Dolphin” Conversion – Gas 2.0

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