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Old 09-26-2017, 10:00 PM   #1791 (permalink)
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Maybe we will see shell kits come out of this. In the mean time I like the Arcimoto trike.

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Old 09-26-2017, 10:46 PM   #1792 (permalink)
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I suspect the shell panels could be adapted to a Vetter Freedom Machine for a motorcycle. The price would then be realistic and the mileage three times better. I suggest that our state legislatures could amend the laws so that a trike that meets FMVSS for roll over, windshield, and passenger restraint be exempt from helmet use.
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I suggest that our state legislatures could amend the laws so that a trike that meets FMVSS for roll over, windshield, and passenger restraint be exempt from helmet use.
I don't know how it works there in the U.S., but in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia there is no helmet requirement for trikes as long as they have a roof and seat belts, without any rule concerning rollover.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:18 AM   #1794 (permalink)
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He's shifting it into a higher gear:

Elio Motors Turns To Lobbyists Because It Needs The Trump Administration To Save It
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Basically the roll cage should be able to withstand a static load of three times the vehicle gross weight. Right now people are more safety conscious than they used to be here with cars being advertised with crash ratings and sensing devices. The state laws will still consider it a motorcycle. If he wants to sell cars then add the fourth wheel.

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Old 09-27-2017, 11:56 AM   #1796 (permalink)
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Even though Trump has expressed a protectionist stance toward American industries, I wouldn't hold my breath for him to give Elio any sort of handout.
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Many thanks to all of you, our supporters, believers and investors, who have delivered the largest pure-crowd fundraise for a vehicle company. We raised almost $20M in just over a month. The most exciting part of all of this effort, aside from the overwhelming vote of confidence from the community, is that we can now build out and move into our new factory location, ramp up the production line, and deliver vehicles to our early customers – including those who have been patiently following for multiple years[*]. All hyperbole aside, this is the single most significant milestone for Arcimoto to date, and we have you to thank for it.
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Even though Trump has expressed a protectionist stance toward American industries, I wouldn't hold my breath for him to give Elio any sort of handout.
Is Elio American? North Korea has a better claim to the land of unicorns than the USA. Maybe Elio can get a North Korean government grant and some space in an old unicorn cave to imagine making their cars for the next few years. They should be able to imagine a 122mpg trike for $4300 with the advantage of being in an actual unicorn cave.
Unicorns’ Existence Proven, Says North Korea | TIME.com
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