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"My name is Luka"...

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by voyager, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. voyager

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    MW Motors has taken the wraps off their new Luka electric vehicle.
    Billed as the “first production car to use in-wheel hub motors,” the Luka has a retro design that recalls a handful of different models. Starting up front, we can see circular LED lighting units, a chrome front bumper and a horizontal grille which appears to draw some inspiration from BMW. The car’s profile reveals front fender vents, an angular windscreen and a steeply sloping roof which meets a compact rear window. https://www.carscoops.com/2018/04/ev/
     
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    Couldn't resist ...

     
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    DITTO!
     
  5. domenick

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    It's a great looking car. I wrote it up for InsideEVs -- from which CarScoops grabbed it and didn't credit us (welcome to the internet, Domenick. Enjoy your stay.).

    Anyway, If you're interested, here's a link to my piece, plus an older article discussing the development of the idea.


    Finally, if you want to track the company, here is their Twitter: Luka EV (@Luka_EV) | Twitter
     
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  6. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    Yeah, yeah.

    We're all Suzanne Vega fans here, but that car isn't half bad either.
     
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    I thought in-hub motors were pretty much determined to be a bad idea, no?
     
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    If you read the article, the performance is pretty, well, VERY mediocre.

    But it looks great and I really like the idea/direction.
     
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    They need to position the 'eyebrow' above the front wheel well a bit more subtly. A bit like in the Mercedes Gullwing. Have the windscreen rake a tad more perhaps or 'wrap around' to lower drag.
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  11. Phillip L

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    I wonder if some of these smaller new ev companies owe a lot of their existence to Tesla years ago deciding to leave much of their work off-patented? If so, then a big thumbs up for Tesla for enabling niche players like this to put out interesting cars.
     
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    Wow. 50 kW/67 HP maximum output. That's painful. You know that anyone who sees that badge quickly will think it's a VW.

    I like their retro styling attempt, though.
     
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    Wait, this is not a DIY conversion of a 50 years old VW???
     
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    Looks like it would have fitted perfectly on the set of the greatest movie ever made, my personal favorite GATTACA, if it weren't for the anemic 9.6s:)

    LukaEV – MW Motors
     
  15. voyager

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    Rover P6 in the movie Gattaca:

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    What are the hood scoops doing on a car which is electric?
     
  16. Phillip L

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    I was wondering where I had seen that style before! I knew I had seen it in some science fiction flick, but just could not pin point it. Thanks for bringing it up.
     

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