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Old 09-25-2017, 06:15 PM   #2471 (permalink)
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The group studied aerodynamics, physics and basic automotive technology. They designed a lightweight body covered with a clear plastic 3M material, installed 21 lithium-ion batteries and created a stunningly efficient electric vehicle
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:45 PM   #2473 (permalink)
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Five articles up on Autoblog:

https://www.autoblog.com/tag/electric+isetta/

I posted this in another thread:


JACG:Iso Isetta beach car

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Their final entry is a Gawker asset that is an obvious J. Torchinsky creation.


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The MINDDRIVE reminds me of one my slot cars before a paint job.
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I found these images using the search terms "blunt nose car automobile" used in the video posted on the Cd 0.12 body thread.

Concept Car of the Week: The Airomobile - Car Design News


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I took this picture myself in Nevada:



Also at the same museum, a Westergard-style Ford with a LaSalle grille.

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I am going with the length ratio as the primary reason for this design possibly being aerodynamic.

I'm pretty sure it's designed to operate under aircraft wings and be resistant to blow-over from accidental jet blasts.

Odg: TAM - Tovarna Avtomobilov in Motorjev
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Tam Durabus, a Chinese-Slovenian joint venture that bought the bankruptcy estate of the once famous bus manufacturer in Maribor, announced Thursday it planned to turn a profit this year on the back of strong sales................

The company plans to become the market leader in the airport bus segment and capture 40% of the market in a year and a half, according to Postl................

The company officially unveiled today a new product, the Vivair airport bus, at a presentation for 50 partners from Europe, Asia and Africa.

Postl said additional new products would be launched next year provided the government finally approves a EUR 3.4m incentive for the production of electric buses.
https://www.tam-motors.eu/buses/vivair-104wl/



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It may have to do with the width being greater than what's roadable.


https://jalopnik.com/the-toyota-fine...min-1819645355

I see a lot of Luigi Colani's water-strider Bonneville car in the flat top and compound curve bottom. And the cabin's forward taper is similar to the Volkhart-Saggitta.

The nose is an interesting melding of the water-strider's detached front airfoil fender and the V-S low hood and pontoon fenders.

I wonder if there is more interior space than that recent Rolls-Royce concept with the 'hanging fender' style idiom.

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I see a lot of Luigi Colani's water-strider Bonneville car in the flat top and compound curve bottom. And the cabin's forward taper is similar to the Volkhart-Saggitta.
I don't see what you see, I see a couple of big dead air pockets up front with no redirecting or venting of air flow or air pressure.

I also see a very flat floor in the interior picture as seen in your link.

I want to see this design work, and think it can work, but just not getting enough information at this point.

http://www.autoconception.com/toyota...cept-vehicles/



Roof taper = Good

Rear diffuser = Too steep

Rear roof corners = Interesting vortex generators (hope they help more than they hurt)

http://www.autoconception.com/toyota...cept-vehicles/
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Its exterior design adopts a diamond-shaped cabin that narrows towards the rear
So the glass canopy narrows at the rear, but those rear wheel haunches trailing curve edges wipe out any gains.

It's a handsome design, just needs some aerodynamic reworking.
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