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11 years later...

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by FVO, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    Was afraid the video would not be in English, but it is :)

    Top Gear setment in 2002 with James May pimping the one and only GM Hy-Wire concept car. Amusing points:
    - The "skateboard" is 11 inches thick, well over twice that of the Model S battery
    - Rearview side cameras, still a regulatory barrier
    - Obvious when the top shell is quickly removed (to show the skateboard) that there's no structural or crash protection in the top 3/4 of the car. Don't drive near semis or dump trucks...
    - Motor placement between the rear wheels is remarkably similar to Model S, though not as cleanly packaged.
    - Nearly all purported benefits of the car are due to the EV parts (packaging flexibility and efficiency)
    - "You get hydrogen from seawater" line makes it sounds like there are hoses coming from the ocean...
     

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