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3-wheeled transport evolved

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Bud, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Bud

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    #1 Bud, Dec 4, 2010
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    Hi, guys
     
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    #2 Jaff, Dec 4, 2010
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    I'm not sure if it qualifies as a perfect EV if...

    ...it has a range extending gas turbine.

    ...it uses ultra capacitors in their current state.

    ...it looks like an Aptera. :wink::biggrin:
     
  3. JRP3

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    Yes a triple fail. Classic ways to assure your EV will not sell, make it 3 wheels instead of 2 or 4, then make it twice as complicated by using a range extender, then make it look weird but not in a cool way, i.e. Aptera.
     
  4. aminorjourney

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    Thanks for the support everyone. I know the show isn't to everyone's tastes. We do try hard though, and keep the technology fairly light (for consumers more than anything else)

    As for the three-phase AC motor start? Yes, I could have explained it...

    Regards

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  5. Woody

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    Hey Bud,

    watchout after badmouthing someone that you don't mess up both Pythagoras and trigonometry in the next paragraph: A right triangle with sides 1 unit and 2 units long will have a hypotenuse of root 5 and the angles will not be 30 and 60 degrees.
    A 30/60/90 triangle has sides in the ratio of 1:root 2:2.

    :)
    Woody
     
  6. Bud

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    #6 Bud, Dec 6, 2010
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    Hi, guys
     
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    #7 Bud, Dec 7, 2010
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    Hi, guys
     
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    The general public didn't love the Aptera and never has accepted 3 wheeled vehicles in any volume. To design such a vehicle is to guarantee limited if any success. I'm not sure what forums you were reading but most that I frequent have little tolerance for perpetual motion schemes.
     
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    #9 Bud, Dec 7, 2010
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    Hi, guys
     
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    I'm not sure what the production numbers for three wheelers were supposed to prove. I get the impression that you felt they in some way showed that three wheeled vehicles were and could be successful, but all they show was a tiny tiny percentage of vehicles ever made, exactly my point. Their current value as odd collectors items is irrelevant.
     

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