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Old 04-27-2009, 09:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What do you guys like/dislike about this vehicle? I'm very pro-EV but I'd buy this gas-powered car today if I could see one in person and drive it.
It won't do 0-60 in 5 seconds (more like 18), not that I care about 0-60, but you had made that a requirement for the hypothetical EV, don't understand why that standard doesn't apply here.

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Old 04-27-2009, 11:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It won't do 0-60 in 5 seconds (more like 18), not that I care about 0-60, but you had made that a requirement for the hypothetical EV, don't understand why that standard doesn't apply here.
Main reason I bought the City-el was it went 50, accelerates like a "bat" on hills; even though that vehicle was built for 35 top, lower voltage and sluggish acceleration.

For in-town use it is ideal! Pushed to 45 and still climbing- my C-el wobbled with the original tire. This EMC3 has the opposite stance than the C-el (delta- 2 rear, 1 front) so it is just plain built to handle speed to begin with.

And you never know- someone may boost it to make an outstanding EV dragster!

My other EVs are in the 20s or 30s, so the 60 requirement isn't mine The City-el is a targa/convertible but it is a 1 person microcar. The EMC3 makes a lot more useful sense to me!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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An 85HP version wouldn't be bad at all. My Tercel has ~80HP, and it weighs 500lbs more than that. I'm not saying Tercels are fast, but with 500lbs less, it would definitely help.
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It won't do 0-60 in 5 seconds (more like 18), not that I care about 0-60, but you had made that a requirement for the hypothetical EV, don't understand why that standard doesn't apply here.
You're talking about 2 different vehicles. I'm looking to have an EV custom built for me as a performance/show car. I found this EMD3 that I'd like to own as a daily driver.

I'm looking for the EV to be a "company car" (see also tax write-off) as well as a mobile billboard for my business. The other is just a personal play car for me and my wife.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for letting me know of this fascinating vehicle! I received an e-mail yesterday from ECO Motor Company that the EMC3 is planned to begin selling in June in CA. I have all links (main, facebook, twitter) set up.

Although I am very "pro"-EV; I am very pleased with power windows, door locks, steering, brakes; air conditioning that 3 wheeler has (why I keep the Aspire- AC) and distance is like frosting on the cake!
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I'm interested as well but I'll be holding out for a turbo version to be released later this year.
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The EMC3 Commuter Here

If you would like to see the Pre production let us know for we have one on the west coast and one on the east coast.
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If you would like to see the Pre production let us know for we have one on the west coast and one on the east coast.
If the west coast one is planned for the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the annual show, as I think it was previously, that is not difficult.

The dealer for California (Rancho Mirage I think) is quite a hike! Eventually I will view the EMC3. Looking forward to it!
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I'd like to see one but I'm only interested in the turbo model. If it doesn't have a blower on it I'd be wasting both our time.
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Any recent news? With C.A.F.E. standards changing, this 60 mpg 3-wheeler is way ahead of the game! Being so close to June and not hearing a thing makes me wonder what is going on- perhaps unnecessarily! I am not being pushy or anything ......

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