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Avian Motors

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Sounds like it's for the birds... (j/k) :wink:
    Looks like a fun garage project. Not sure how they define practical.

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  3. graham

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    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.

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    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    #4 EVnut, Apr 19, 2009
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    I got a roll in the first proto two years ago. Here's my page on it:
    Avian Motors

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    That is far from a practical electric car.
     
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    And what's all that noise?
     
  7. doug

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    Depends how you define "practical". Also depends how you define "car".
    Probably also depends how you define "depends". :wink:
     
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    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    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.
     
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    Holy necropost, Batman! :eek: 8 years may be a record here?
     
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    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.
     
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    The weirdmobile is now complete (or mostly so).

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    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
     
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    #13 Lasairfion, Aug 4, 2018
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    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.
     
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    It's actually worse than I could have imagined :eek:
     
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    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.
     

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