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