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Discussion in 'Video' started by doug, Sep 23, 2009.
Too many people riding through traffic on the street without a helmet.
It is bad enough on a bicycle, but with a motor assist, even more dangerous.
Some of those electric scooters don't even have pedals, so does that make them considered a motorcycle rather than a "moped" or motorized bicycle? I guess the related helmet laws vary by region, but still not a good idea to ride something like that in traffic without a helmet.
At 5:36 it looks like someone is rolling through a stop right past a bus that you can't see around (e.g.: blind). What if there was a runner or another scooter zooming past the front of the bus right at that moment?
I'm with you TEG.
My mother owns a bike shop in Catalina. The nature of people on bicycles who do not ride everyday is dangerous.
Give them electric-assist and you let someone who could not physically peddle up a hill... have downhill speed. It then becomes a motorcycle and should require training/licensing.
They showed a lot of B-roll of the Aptera, but didn't mention if/when they'll be selling it. Found that interesting...what a way for Aptera to sell, no dealerships, just sell through a consistant and established retailer.
Actually "Grumpy Gus" would be more gender appropriate.
In any case, I know too many people who got hurt riding those things.
There was also a typo in Chelsea's title (Lighting Rod instead of Lightning Rod), so maybe they'll fix that and put it back up. Otherwise we'll have to wait for them to digitally place in some helmets (and change the guns to walkie-talkies).
Nope. They've fixed the typo in Chelsea's title. Reposted at the top of the thread.
.... wasn't she part of the EV1 Team und back in the 90 ? later on in the EV1 - club ?
Yes, that's her. (assuming EV1 'team' includes Saturn sales associates) She is in the "Who Killed the Electric Car" movie.
Her husband works for Tesla too.
She's probably the best speaker in the EV space there is.
I went into my local Best Buy yesterday, No E transportation or even knowledge of it. Would love it if they put charges out front.
OK, I would love it if anyone put chargers out front but at least it makes a lot of sense for Best Buy with they way they are going.
I thought that I recognised her as well...
Good to see that she is still involved in the industry, she spoke of the EV1 with such passion and commitment that she seemed like the best salesperson in the world as long as she bought into and loved the product.
Little update on this. After some news that Best Buy was moving forward with this (Best Buy considers EV sales | The Car Tech blog - CNET Reviews) more recently is sounds like they're taking a step back:
Best Buy banishing Brammo, other EVs from stores | Sustainable Business Oregon
In the mean time, more evidence EVs are dangerous.
Is Best Buy looking to become a service center for EVs? Autoblog Green
Old but related:
Best Buy to plug EV charging stations | Green Tech - CNET News
(are they bailing out of that plan too?)