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Another contender? Edison Destiny...

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by CliffG, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. CliffG

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    welcome to the club, the more companies that can get viable evs onto the road and into the public's mind as being worthy transport options the better
     
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    All righty then.
    When you read it, which did you love love love more, the (optional) treadmill to use 4 Corgis (or one basset hound) to generate energy, or the "Natural materials such as paper mache whiplash-encouraging headrests?"

    For me it was the fact that it is a sport-SUV-coupe-hatchback-luxury-economy vehicle that "appeals to the entitlement generation."
     
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    Not sure if you read the text on that page, but it's hard to take things like these seriously: "poo repellant paint that sends bird droppings right back where they came from matched with a smartphone app that gives you the lowest poo route to your destination" and "power to the rear wheels comes from an off-shore wind farm" (paraphrasing).

    Points for humor though ...
     
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    This is a parody of Faraday Future...
     
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    Clearly a parody but does anyone know who did this? This sounds straight out of Silicon Valley on HBO.
     
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    Haven't figured/found out who started this (other than Arhan D. Watts :D), but other outlets have been running with it, e.g.;

    It does look like the ZZERO1 might have been inspired by FF's FFZERO1, though.

    But, yeah - at first the poo-resistant paint was appealing, and the panoramic floor was intriguing, but Corgis! I mean... Corgis!!

    Gotta wonder how far this'll go before it runs out of steam... sorry, I mean dolphin squeals.
     
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    Wonder if it's viral marketing for a film or TV tie-in.
     
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    Poo-resistant paint!!!! Sign me up!:D
     
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    It appears the site went live March 18 of this year. I would guess it's someone's April Fools joke. BTW, the company's initials are: E.D.
     
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    #12 voyager, Jun 14, 2016
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    Perhaps someone should notify Mercedes... And there's the tagline to consider: “Building yesterday’s future tomorrow".... Sounds like a spoof, a joke. What about: “Backup into a vaporware future"?

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    If you actually read the site it's clear the whole thing is a joke.

    Along the lines of the Mercedes AA Class
     
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    I love Julia Dreyfus! Reminds me of this scene (start at 0:38):

     

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