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Old 04-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Official announcement coming tomorrow, but for Michigan residents or anyone who can travel to see it, the new VLC architecture will be unveiled April 11th at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Full details tomorrow.

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Wow, I wish I were near Dearborn...

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I've enjoyed the Ford Museum every time I've been able to stop in.
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I've enjoyed the Ford Museum every time I've been able to stop in.
Maybe you've seen it already but their Xprize VLC is a resident there at the Driving America exhibit.

That's where the new VLC architecture is being unveiled. There'll be an image of a finished VLC 4.0, similar to the one on the Facebook page, on a big banner.

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Watch the unveil LIVE in 30 minutes here: http://on.fb.me/14cHNnN
This was just posted on Facebook - looks same, but theres the nose of a 245 MPGe in the background.

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Old 04-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Where's the beef?

Nice as far as it goes... which isn't far enough.

It isn't a car yet; there are no doors to slam, and there is no way
to verify that the vehicle meets the various claims made for it.

Sadly, we're still at the developmental stage of'

Still quite a ways to go before this car gets to "you will be his," or
more to the point, it could be mine.

When/if this car is actually available and it has been shown to
meet it's lofty -- well, actually lowly* -- goals, I'll be considering
selling both my Think and non-essential body parts to get one ;-p

* In the sense of fuel used, parts count, weight, Cd, cost, etc.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Edison2 shows off an updated Very Light Car EV by exposing its unique frame (hands-on)

Update: short radio interview.
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Pictures!

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Oliver mentioned in the presentation that the rear seat is just a placeholder; it is not the seat they will end up with. And, obviously the wheels are too wide. The rear suspension will take some puzzling out...

Please notice the name on the dash instruments. Is the battery underslung below the front wheel beam?
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Reminder - Audi's open wheeler

With Audi's gravitas, new EV quad runners could prove very attractive on our streets. Let's make 'em already. Audi Urban Concept (2011) CAR review | Road Testing Reviews | Car Magazine Online

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