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Peraves AG eTracer

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by bobw, Feb 18, 2010.

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    #4 TEG, Oct 1, 2010
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    NYTimes: AC Propulsion and Peraves to Produce Motorcycle That Won X Prize
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    AC Propulsion, Peraves to Bring X-PRIZE Winner E-Tracer to U.S. Market

     
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    TEG, did you sit in the one at the Plug In America party last night?

    Yeah, it's clearly tougher than most cars, but I don't think it's that bad. I think quite a few people would prefer it to what you have to do to get in to a Roadster. I know I'm not typical, but I'd definitely be willing to live with it.
     
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    Yeah, Stefano was nice enough to let me try it on for size.
    The acrobatics to get in and out were more involved than with the Roadster. I guess part of it is that you really do have to climb up into it, unlike the Roadster where you can use gravity to help you fall into place.
     
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    Good to meet you both last night. Fun party.
     
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    TEG, are they asking the same $108,000 for it?

    My immediate thoughts are if they want to sell it over here, they should have brought both halves...:wink::biggrin:
     
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    I didn't talk to them about price. I assume it was the same as seen in the earlier press releases.
     
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    I think they'll be in tough if $108,000 is the price...they might have a market right now, but in a few years, that sum would buy a rather nice whole EV (Model S / Fisker / Infiniti / Audi)...it might only become the favourite of the motorcycle crowd.

     
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    They sold 30 gas-powered ones last year but have stopped those altogether for now. 2012 will be electric-only and they had orders for 10 around the start of the year. It would be nice if they can hit the numbers they did last year as that was far above their historical output of 3 to 5 vehicles. They may still do a gas-powered one in the future but it would have a different engine than the BMW 1200cc they'd been using.
     

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