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Old 06-25-2019, 02:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Another news post on the Lightyear: https://insideevs.com/news/356497/so...one-prototype/


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My favorite thing to do with a car more expensive than a Tesla is to not park it in a garage, and instead let it bake somewhere hot where nature can have her fancy with it.

So, this is worse than a Tesla in every regard (except drag, perhaps), and people will want to purchase this because?
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If a car can't be outside - then what good is it? I park all my cars outside, all the time. So, if it can get some charge while it's parked - then great!
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Didn't say a car can't be outside; rather I said that when it's parked, the proper place is in the garage where its protected from nature.

An EV can get a charge while parked via the charging port. Forcing charging through the tiny straw that is the installed solar is ludacris (without the mode selection).

This car should appeal to tens of people. A neat engineering exercise, but of no practical value.
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With a estimated 60kWh battery and a WLTP range of 450 miles would make it BY FAR the most efficient electric car sold today. In fact, at 133Wh / mile it betters even the EV1.

So, there's that.

They mention the peak solar capacity is 1.25kW, and that can charge 10-12 km/hour.
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Even without the solar panels, is like to see that car produced. Real aero is beautiful.
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That is a beautiful car and one I would consider owning should it ever make production. It betters what even a G1 Insight EV would be capable of, as well as being a much more practical vehicle for more than two people.
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An EV can get a charge while parked via the charging port. Forcing charging through the tiny straw that is the installed solar is ludacris (without the mode selection).

You rang?

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This car should appeal to tens of people. A neat engineering exercise, but of no practical value.
I expect this will be like the Volkswagen XL1: a wildly expensive eco-halo car produced in very limited numbers, all of which will be snapped up by wealthy enthusiasts who never drive them.
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I expect this will be like the Volkswagen XL1: a wildly expensive eco-halo car produced in very limited numbers, all of which will be snapped up by wealthy enthusiasts who never drive them.
I hope not, but to date we have no evidence that points otherwise.
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Call me a Negative Nancy on this one. I love Pro Types … Just like I like the Elon Musk and Tesla Fan Boys. Many promises on emerging Technology and introductions. The hype surrounding this vehicle is positive "which is a good thing" However , I am a nuts /bolts/washers/fabrication/ motor/ materials/design/ engineering/ manufacturing/ etc. kinda guy and see limited mention of specifications … … 450 range mention but I need more.

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