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Old 04-14-2016, 08:15 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Tadpole? You mean recumbant trike? Nice! I like those. An electric offroader would be a good project, actually. I wouldn't want to bring the Tesla off road, but if I could find an old 80s subaru hatchback and lift it, that would be a kickarse beast off road haha.

You're right about quality and price. In the ~9 years I've wanted an electric car things have improved dramatically. A few more years won't hurt.

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:20 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I assume you're talking about Arcimoto.
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Yup. Although it's not a recumbent, and short on legroom. When you are seated in one you can put your feet on the upper A-arms of the suspension and get a nice relaxing posture.
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I like their product, although the gotcha is if you want a 4-season commuter from them, you're going to be paying significantly more than the $12k quoted because you'll have to buy the body kit.
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I haven't ridden one in the rain myself ...yet. But the windshield is 27" wide and goes over your head. So—windy but dry.
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I haven't re-read the whole thread but I think this counteracts the topic drift:



How do you make the video go to 16.28? That's where they talk about the Torquetrends 2:1 planetary reduction box. It's splined for a Siemens or UQM motor on one end and has a driveshaft yoke on the other (held on by a grade-8 bolt so you can match the driveshaft).

This is about the simplest (though spendy) motor installation I've seen; for a open driveshaft car, anyway.

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