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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Apr 18, 2009.
Avian Motors-the world's first pratical electric car
Sounds like it's for the birds... (j/k) :wink:
Looks like a fun garage project. Not sure how they define practical.
Renderings of the car from Avian. It is a 3 wheeled model like a Sparrow or Aptera, and seats people front-to-back like a Tango, but with room for 3 people.
From: Avian Motors Electric Vehicle Prototype
I got a roll in the first proto two years ago. Here's my page on it:
That is far from a practical electric car.
And what's all that noise?
Depends how you define "practical". Also depends how you define "car".
Probably also depends how you define "depends". :wink:
I think Doug wins.
The noise is the chain drive making a racket. The crazy thing was quick, at least! The designer/builder has made some neat stuff before, and is a smart guy. Just doesn't have the money to make a real go at it yet. Lofty goals though!
Don't I look sexy behind all the bare wires of the dash? That's my "practical" look.
Looking back, It was pretty crazy to call it the first practical EV. But I am on the third version now and it is just about complete.
Avian Motors Electric Vehicle Prototype
Holy necropost, Batman! 8 years may be a record here?
Too bad almost no one wants a 3 wheeled weirdmobile, especially when there are now more practical real EV's coming to market, as well as a growing used EV fleet.
The weirdmobile is now complete (or mostly so).
FYI, the reverse trike layout handles like a normal car but is legally a motorcycle. While unusual, this layout also provides very good aerodynamics.
check out: Avian Motors Electric Vehicle Prototype
While yes, this isn't a regular car type format, plenty of companies have enjoyed fitting niche markets for enthusiasts who like to try different things when it comes to transportation options. I've enjoyed seeing a real mix of different options for new bikes, trikes, light-cars and cars with battery technology; and I don't see why they wouldn't enjoy success.
Looking at your blog, I agree that the curved line between the aluminium and wood panelling makes a big improvement to that area, and gives it a real 1930s retro-futuristic vibe. Nice work so far!
There seems to be a market for 2-person light-vehicles like these for city tours: GoCar Tours | Sightseeing & Story Telling Car and yours is a lot nicer looking than that thing.
It's actually worse than I could have imagined
Some MX motor bikes (50 mph 50 mile ranges $3k-$15k?)
MX electric bikes - 2018
SO, IF someone would make 3 wheeler in the $5,000 - $7,000 range for a city car 45 mph (no highway?) and a 50-100 mile range.
Since NOT a car, I think it would sell.
PS - these two are far to expensive IMHO.
ELF Organic Transit | ELF Solo
and many velo mobiles that are also to expensive IMHO
Leitra - Wikipedia
The Weirdmobile has 16kWh of LiFePO4 batteries.
What's the cost on those batteries?t
At $200/kWh it would be $3,200 for the battery. Then $5,000 doesn't leave too much room for everything else, including profit.
But it's an indicator of why getting battery prices down to $100/kWh would be such a big deal: not only would it make electric cars more competitive, but it would have a great impact in competing with small ICE.