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teknomage2012 07-05-2019 06:21 AM

My new car can go 410 miles on the energy of one gallon of petrol; unmodified!
 
My new car can go 410 miles on the energy of one gallon of petrol; unmodified!

It has no transmission or driveline to require regular maintenance every ~200,000 miles.

All wheel drive with vector traction control.

Aerodynamics rule it's design with factory rear wheel cover spats, smooth lines, swept built in kamback, and ultralight weight construction.

https://lightyear.one/lightyear-one/

RedDevil 07-05-2019 06:50 AM

Wow that's great.

Open a garage entry for your new car and please keep the details about the car to one of the already threads about the Lightyear One, like this one:
https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...uct-35317.html

ME_Andy 07-05-2019 12:43 PM

Wow, did you really buy one? They look very cool but quite pricey.

Daschicken 07-05-2019 01:27 PM

They are not out yet. Deliveries start in 2021 according to them. I like the look of it :thumbup: Oh, and $170,000. Looks like they jumped on the carbon fiber bandwagon...

I could use some aero wheels for my car, right now I just have light wheels. They kind of look like BMW's i3 wheels so i'm guessing they use the same tires. Super tall and skinny.

teknomage2012 07-05-2019 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ME_Andy (Post 601356)
Wow, did you really buy one? They look very cool but quite pricey.

My reservation number is after the first 1000, Wich means only 4000 down now. It probably won't be ready till late 2022.

Even if I can't pull the rest of the cost out of my hat by then, they can keep my 4k for bringing to market such a modern car.

I've lost more money than that on a bar bet...

https://lightyear.one/reserve/

LeanBurn 07-05-2019 04:16 PM

Have you performed a cost analysis against a Prius of Leaf to see when the break even point is, or yearly cost would be?

oil pan 4 07-05-2019 06:27 PM

That's like 12 miles per kwh.
The best I can do in my leaf is about 5.5 miles per kwh.
Electric motor cycles usually don't break 10 miles per kwh.
It would have to average 5kw at 60 mph to make 12 miles per kwh. That's less than 7hp. It doesn't look anywhere near that aerodynamic.
So when it doesn't get 400mpge don't be surprised, or if it only can approach 400mpge at 20mph with no heat or A/C just remember we told you so.

freebeard 07-05-2019 08:59 PM

Quote:

My new car...
As the programmers say, "For certain values of [my_new_car]". :)

I've held an Arcimoto reservation number for more than 2 years. I'm waiting for them to ship a model at their advertised price point. They're following Tesla's policy of shipping the upmarket models first.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daschicken
...BMW's i3 wheels so i'm guessing they use the same tires. Super tall and skinny.

What do the sidewalls say?

https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...res-25208.html

See especially Permalink #139

I think they'd look best on 1947 MG-TC 19" knock-off wire wheels. :thumbup:

oldtamiyaphile 07-05-2019 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 (Post 601391)
That's like 12 miles per kwh.
The best I can do in my leaf is about 5.5 miles per kwh.
Electric motor cycles usually don't break 10 miles per kwh.
It would have to average 5kw at 60 mph to make 12 miles per kwh. That's less than 7hp. It doesn't look anywhere near that aerodynamic.
So when it doesn't get 400mpge don't be surprised, or if it only can approach 400mpge at 20mph with no heat or A/C just remember we told you so.

They also claim 22,000km per year of travel on the solar panels :rolleyes:

They list solar charging at 12km/h. I have roughly 1/2 that area of panels on my van and the most I've seen is ~700wh/day.

But at least in theory, if you park in the sun and don't drive a lot you'd have infinite mpge based on your grid charger usage.

teknomage2012 07-06-2019 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeanBurn (Post 601378)
Have you performed a cost analysis against a Prius of Leaf to see when the break even point is, or yearly cost would be?


NOPE
There are things in life more important than just money and ROI. Like the ability of my grandchildren to breath in a world not fighting over centralized oil resources!

Bean counters make me sick!


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