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Old 12-02-2007, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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EV1 trivia: Honda CRX Si was inspiration

Found this nugget that the Honda folks may appreciate:

http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?page...e&storyid=1170

In the audio presentation available from the above page, Alec Brooks (lead Aerovironment engineer on the EV1's development) says:

Quote:
"We wanted to ... make a vehicle that people would want to drive, not something that you would have to apologize for. It was going to be a 2 seat, with fast acceleration, good handling... The inspiration for the EV1 was the Honda CRX Si."

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