Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
A Legend in his Own Mind
 
Ken Fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 281
Thanks: 52
Thanked 90 Times in 53 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Here's the first EM thread on the Edison2 VLC...
Thanks, Neil. I've been swamped, so haven't been able to read all the way through those threads, but wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all the reporting, gathering together of interesting stuff, etc that you have done here and elsewhere, as well as your enthusiasm for the whole area of efficient transportation.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Steppes of Central Indiana
Posts: 1,314

The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

Impala Phase Zero - '96 Chevrolet Impala SS
90 day: 21.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 183 Times in 124 Posts
I always liked the VLC because it looks like it would be easy to manufacture at a reasonable cost and seems familiar to people.

Unfortunately, I doubt if it could ever meet US crash-safety standards.
__________________
2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
4" Slam
3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rubber Conveyor Belt Air Dam
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
NeilBlanchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maynard, MA Eaarth
Posts: 7,882

Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

Number 7 - '15 VW e-Golf SEL
TEAM VW AUDI Group
90 day: 155.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,403
Thanked 2,901 Times in 1,819 Posts
They are fairly confident it will pass -- they are race car builders, remember. They have taken a VLC to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:



Edison2 - Safety By Design

Flickr: VeryLightCar's Photostream
__________________
Sincerely, Neil

http://neilblanchard.blogspot.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 08:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Steppes of Central Indiana
Posts: 1,314

The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

Impala Phase Zero - '96 Chevrolet Impala SS
90 day: 21.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 183 Times in 124 Posts
Their little piece on safety was nice, but to pass US crash safety tests, the VLC people will have to supply fifty cars for crash testing.
__________________
2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
4" Slam
3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rubber Conveyor Belt Air Dam
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
.
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Berkshires, Massachussetts
Posts: 885

Ruby Sparks - '01 Honda Insight
Team Honda
90 day: 64.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 111
Thanked 362 Times in 202 Posts
The VLC 4.0

I've been posting this stuff over on the Aptera forum because it had a more dedicated thread for it. I think you guys over here would appreciate seeing some of the new designs of the supremely aerodynamic VLC 4.0 as well.

First off here's a good video of the current versions of the VLC and VLCE:
Edison 2/2 on Vimeo

This was from 2010, one of the first images of the possible 4.0.




Some of the first quater scale model versions.
I couldn't get a direct img link for this image but the url is there ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting


Then we got This one from Jason at design by 11.


I did some digging and pulled up this small picture of the lastest quarter scale model.


And this latest video from Feb of this showing the 4.0 quarter scale and a great interview with Oliver and Ron including plans for designing another brand engine and the possible materials of the VLc shell. You should really watch it!
Charlottesville Inside-Out: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph; Edison2 | ideastations.org

Skip to 13:20. That's where the VLC comes in.





And now just this week the Latest tease of the 4.0 from Jason.
designby11: *VLC 4.0




Last edited by sheepdog 44; 04-19-2012 at 06:56 PM.. Reason: More pics
  Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to sheepdog 44 For This Useful Post:
aerohead (04-18-2012), jime57 (11-16-2012), NeilBlanchard (04-19-2012), Nevyn (10-05-2012)
Old 09-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oakland CA
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
I'm David Strong and am helping Oliver Kuttner (Edison 2 VLC and X prize winner). Oliver will be in the SF Bay Area between September 30th and October 6th. He will be showing his electric version of the VLC in Emeryville on October 6th at 11am at Fantasy Junction motors.

He has asked me to help him organize his time to promote EVs and the VLC but I need help in knowing whom best to contact.

Any information concerning key contact persons with EV clubs, builders, universities or user groups would help a lot.

Oliver’s has time to make many appearances and show the VLC off. He’s got a very good 20 to 40 minute presentation about the future of transportation, the VLC design, and why e cars will prevail. He’s interested in individuals, groups, car events, universities or any other event or place that would appreciate his VLC.

Any contact names you can provide me would help Oliver Kuttner promote EVs and the VLC. Thanks in advance for your help.

David Strong 510.428.2904

October 6th @11am - meet Oliver and ride in the eVLC at:
Fantasy Junction
1145 Park Ave
(between Emery St & San Pablo Ave)
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 653-7555
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rayfellow For This Useful Post:
aerohead (10-05-2012)
Old 10-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 83
Thanks: 28
Thanked 32 Times in 18 Posts
Did anyone go to this? Love to hear your stories!

ELgreentech(at)gmail.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 19,320
Thanks: 5,415
Thanked 6,365 Times in 5,106 Posts
Quote:
in Emeryville on October 6th at 11am at Fantasy Junction motors.
Quote:
Did anyone go to this?
Give it a few days.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 19,320
Thanks: 5,415
Thanked 6,365 Times in 5,106 Posts
I stopped by Local Motors and saw that there was a design competition to design the door handle for the VLC:

https://www.localmotors.com/edison2-...re-in/2012/09/

They offered $6K in prize money to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners, with 10 entries. For the door handle. Not bad odds.

Does anyone know how much it would have cost to design the door handle themselves? Does this represent a savings? Did it result in a design nobody would have thought of otherwise?

Last edited by freebeard; 10-05-2012 at 11:26 PM.. Reason: added number of entrants
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 01:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Applegate
Posts: 36

Yotarolla - '06 Toyota Corolla ce
Team Toyota
90 day: 45.15 mpg (US)

Nighthawk - '84 Honda 700s
Motorcycle
90 day: 56.23 mpg (US)

Wife's Camry - '10 Toyota Camry
90 day: 23.89 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 View Post


Skip to 13:20. That's where the VLC comes in.





And now just this week the Latest tease of the 4.0 from Jason.
designby11: *VLC 4.0




The front looks strikingly like a bobsled.

__________________



  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automotive X-Prize: "The Very Light Car" (also very aero) with conventional engine MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 230 02-09-2013 10:30 PM
Progressive Automotive X-Prize [Final] Round NeilBlanchard General Efficiency Discussion 172 07-17-2012 11:00 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com