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Old 08-08-2019, 06:16 PM   #221 (permalink)
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Very cool. Last I'd heard he'd gone into real estate development.

Instead of Facebook, I went to DDG

He lost Ron Mathis, his engineer, in 2016 to a bicycle accident.

In 2017 he created Off Lease to remarket off-lease cars off-shore.
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Which doesn’t sound like the best business strategy, but Kuttner admits ulterior motives. First, he believes strongly in recycling and reusing.
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And, second, he’s the guy who won the X-Prize in 2011, with a super light car that got more than a hundred miles to the gallon. He’s now got a company that will adapt his design to run on electricity, and make these cars in quantity, so he can sell them for just $12,000.

“That puts the car way below the Tesla 3, and where this becomes interesting is because the Very Light Car uses so little energy you can actually end up driving off solar a fair amount, and that becomes a game changer.”

Of course to start manufacturing, he’s going to need money, and he believes the new business will be very profitable. It will also provide a global channel for selling his car.
I might have the choice of Edison2 or Arcimoto?

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:57 PM   #222 (permalink)
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Fingers crossed...

I'd love to see them, you know, produce something.

Aptera couldn't
Elio Motors couldn't
Myers EV couldn't
Arcomoto could (limited quantities so far)
Edison2 ???
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Wow. This is a very nice surprise to read. I'm going to have to start digging into this. If they are relaunching the company is love to get involved.
Looks like its time to start polishing up the resume. They updated their website. Edison2 Motors: Unlike Any Other

it used to just be edison2.com, now they added the motors.
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I looked around and was confused by Vanderhall:

www.designboom.com: vanderhall goes electric for its edison2 three-wheeler roadster

I'd hoped they had adopted Kuttner's inwheel suspension, but no joy. Vanderhall has a fair-weather side-by-side two seater, not a daily driver. I like the 4-passenger design.
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Fingers crossed...

I'd love to see them, you know, produce something.

Aptera couldn't
Elio Motors couldn't
Myers EV couldn't
Arcomoto could (limited quantities so far)
Edison2 ???
I say all the failures are proof no one wants to drive a car that looks like a science experiment.
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proof no not everyone wants to drive a car that looks like a science experiment.

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