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Sleek Jaguar 1+1 electric car for crowded cities could arrive in the 2020s

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by voyager, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. voyager

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    Jaguar Land Rover’s group engineering director, Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, has revealed to Auto Express that the company could create a Jaguar 1+1 EV that’s around half the width of most premium cars.
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    Makes sense doesn't it? 'Sleek' means superior in the economy department. Less batteries needed, etc. And self-driving will be much easier to realize.
    Crazy Jaguar 1+1 hints at brand’s EV future
     
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    So, like an Elio except with four wheels and an electric drivetrain?
     
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    Nope, the Elio has the effective footprint of a Ford Escort and the width / front track close to that of a Tesla Model S (to prevent it from side-sweeping the rear)... accommodating only two persons with great difficulty.

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    I was thinking in terms of the driver and passenger layout of the two vehicles.
     
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    I guess. Four doors for a 1+1... now there's a choice which one to take.
     
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    Well, there's no need to choose because one of those vehicles will never make it to market.
     
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    Going torpedo is likely to yield an admirable cd. And they can dial-out the extra body lean on curves.
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    #8 voyager, Jan 7, 2017
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    You tend to think in terms of owning a car. Cars are maybe used 5-10% of the time; they typically carry 1.5 person. You don't have to be an eco geek to realize that this is a waste of resources in a lot of ways. Sleek vehicles may well be the next 'big' thing. Car makers did not pay attention to them because it goes against the rule of thumb that the bigger the car, the more profit. But the user benefits are way too obvious to pass on them.

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    If Tesla is as disruptive to the automotive market as the fans believe it to be, there will be a tipping point where other companies will enter. If the M3 is the disruption, profitable, and as successful and as quick to market as EM's Twitter account would have you believe, mature companies will be along to fill the demand gap. Simple economic, free market principles. I applaud choices. It drives quality, price, features, and innovation. None of us should want Tesla to be the only game in town. It's foolish.

    I see the word "never" a lot on this forum, and I think it's a mistake......
     
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    #10 BluestarE3, Jan 7, 2017
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    So, do any of you really think the Elio will ever come to fruition then? Their target production date has been pushed out again by another year. They have a former GM factory still sitting idle in Shreveport. Where are those jobs for the local economy? Where are those 30 or 100 hand-built engineering prototypes? Meanwhile, the founder is pulling in a quarter million a year while the company is strapped for cash.
     
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    So basically the same as a Commuter Cars Tango. Whatever happened to those?
     
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    Self driving LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
     
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    Plus a matter of economics too...

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