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Old 01-10-2024, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HONDA has entered the EV game



Honda 0 EV Series Debut: Saloon Concept Model just released

flat wheel covers. interesting aero but probably not the best?

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Back in 2021 Honda had slightly different plans apparently.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...-lineup-china/

The direction they are taking now looks interesting.

I do wonder about the driver's perception disorientation or feeling of remoteness and disconnection caused by the windscreen being so far in front of the driver (Canoo is the worst offender).

I mean I've always advocated for such designs conceptually but there are impracticable aspects about them.

Most notably an early adapter of such a design solution was the 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport which I saw someone misjudge distances and hit a curb flipping the vehicle over.

Back to the Honda, I find it peculiar that in a world of 3D development software it looks more like a 2D design folded up together, much like what concepts in the late 1970's sometimes looked like.

This is one of those designs I'd have to see in person. Maybe it will grow on me, it does have a nice profile, just not sold yet on the front 3/4 view.

Aerodynamically speaking, it should have attached air, meaning lower drag.
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I do wonder about ... windscreen being so far in front of the driver
There's also the Space-Hub, with more conventional seating. But still a single-box design with that screen saver running in the nose.
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Honda 0 EV Series Debut: Saloon Concept Model just released

flat wheel covers. interesting aero but probably not the best?
I didn't see anything except a neat lighting concept. These ads aren't meant for me though, as I don't feel anything by looking at a thing. My excitement comes from learning about impressive specs, or smart design processes. Person driving a car... does nothing for me.
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I didn't see anything except a neat lighting concept. These ads aren't meant for me though, as I don't feel anything by looking at a thing. My excitement comes from learning about impressive specs, or smart design processes. Person driving a car... does nothing for me.
same. i care about specs. the front doesnt look very aero with that stagnation point

flat wheel covers on this. flat wheel covers on lightyear zero and on those two new chinese low drag cars. no idea why some people still think curved/convex moon caps are the most aero wheel cover shape versus flat covers with a stream lined body and attached side flow... seems so obvious too
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I didn't see anything except a neat lighting concept.
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"All political power is primarily an illusion... Mirrors and blue smoke, beautiful blue smoke rolling over the surface of highly polished mirrors... If somebody tells you how to look, there can be seen in the smoke great, magnificent shapes, castles and kingdoms, and maybe they can be yours."

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