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Old 12-15-2020, 07:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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THIS CAR, A FOSSIL FUEL FREE VEHICLE prototype developed by engineers at the German Aerospace Center, represents a sea change in how vehicles are built and how much energy they use. Its body comprises front and rear sections made of plastic foam sandwiched between thin metal outer layers. The passenger cabin is a two-seater pod designed to absorb the forces acting on the lightweight vehicle in the event of a collision. All told, the car, dubbed the Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV), weighs only 450 kilograms (about 1000 lbs.) It’s propelled by a hybrid power train featuring an 8.5-kilowatt (8.25 Hp) fuel cell and a 25-kW (33.5 Hp) battery that provide all the power such a slight vehicle needs for acceleration. The battery and a 39-liter (about 10 gal.) hydrogen tank provide enough energy for 400 kilometers (250 mi) of range. The SLRV team predicts that the vehicle, envisioned for car sharing and shuttle services, will retail for €15,000 ($18,150).

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Old 12-15-2020, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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All well and good, but I wonder how well it does as the meat filling in a semi sandwich.
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All well and good, but I wonder how well it does as the meat filling in a semi sandwich.
How does anything? (unless you're driving something MASSIVE, at any rate)
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It looks and sounds like a pretty cool vehicle.

Well...

Except the “canopy” solar oven aspect... 🥵


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The canopy is Okay as long as the vehicle is upright. Flip it over and being an oven is the least of problems.

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