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Old 03-31-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Post Anyone ever seen heard of this car before?

I was recently browsing the Internet and happened to find this little electric car:


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It's electric, but they figure it will be able to go nearly 350 miles in one charge, and one charge takes about 10 minutes. Top speed: 155 MPH.


What are your thoughts?
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Thats awsome looking sweet!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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Let's see it make it to production. Lots of companies seem to make these 'wonder machines' that go 'really far' on a single charge. MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ALREADY!
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:27 AM   #4
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andrmtro -

It's a re-use of the "Lotus APX" design, except with an electric drivetrain :

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/02/24/l...cept-unveiled/
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In case you were wondering, APX stands for "Aluminium Performance Crossover." ... The APX is a 4WD crossover with "5 2" seating. (In a refreshing bit of candor, Lotus calls the two rear seats "occasional." Other SUV and CUV manufacturers, please take note.) The APX is powered by a supercharged, front-mounted, 3-liter DOHC V6 designed by Lotus (!) and making 300 hp at 6250 rpm, good for 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds (quicker than the Lotus Europa S). A symphony of cast, stamped and extruded aluminum, the APX weighs only 3454 lb, its light weight contributing to not only its sparkling performance, but also its impressive fuel consumption of 32 mpg.
http://www.autoweek.com/files/specia...x/pages/01.htm

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...60214002/1061/

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I always love the claim of a 10 minute charge time with these huge ranges. People will need to have their houses rewired to support that kind of current. A standard 220V dryer circuit isn't even going to cut it.
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I always love the claim of a 10 minute charge time with these huge ranges. People will need to have their houses rewired to support that kind of current. A standard 220V dryer circuit isn't even going to cut it.
Unless your charger had a hefty capacitor bank ready to go for the 10 minute charge cycle Honestly, that's how I think they (the EE designers) will solve that problem.... Or even have "gas" stations that will dump a huge charge into an on board cap and charge while in motion. This idea is not my own, but it truly makes a lot of sense to me :P
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or have a battery swap like some of the electric race cars have, drop the dead batteries, and install new ones.
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