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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2014, 06:52:09 am »
Obviously the Carport is only going to succeed if they are planted all over the country (especially for long road trips). Can't have them just at home or it limits how far one can and will drive. So, should these start popping up all over the place, I suspect they will be high crime targets and people will no doubt try to strip them for parts. I hope they have some sort of security implemented to keep thieves away. The design as you said Mac is brilliant though.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2014, 11:13:24 am »
Buzzkill dude, buzzkill

No seriously, I expect major strides in the battery technology. The limited distance has and will be addressed. I believe the TESLA has a 250 mile range.

And yes, these would be targets for criminals like anything else the wealthy posses.

It's a changing world.

While I'm not a iPhone user, I still don't understand why there isn't charging stations for the phones. Just set it on a base and let it charge. Hell, my toothbrush does that. Why do I have plug my phone in all the time. Hate it.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2014, 11:17:35 am »
Not trying to be a buzzkill, it's a fascinating achievement. But when it comes to things like this, the first thing that ALWAYS pops into my head is "how do I protect the asset and keep people from ripping me off". Become a victim enough times (personal experience) and suddenly you shift into a different mode.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2014, 11:20:33 am »
I, fortunately, have become a victim only once years ago. Stole my stereo outta my car. It was a sickening feeling.

I guess when you it happens enough, your perspective changes. 
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2014, 12:01:04 pm »
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I'm just gonna put this Hoverbike in this thread. Now......GIMME my Hoverbike!!!
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2014, 02:14:04 pm »

The tech is amazing in that they can even do stuff like this. But lets be honest here, this is never going to work with the majority of people still driving on the road themselves. This is a HUGE ACCIDENT waiting to happen. Now if we were in a time (see any Sci-Fi flick like Minority Report) and all the vehicles on the road were driverless, then yeah, it would have some success. But until that day happens.....not gonna happen. And for that day to happen, I think it would actually have it be a law that was passed, banning personal-driven vehicles off the road to make way for this new invention? Agree or disagree? And just in case you were confused, I'm talking about open, public roads and highways.....not private property or race tracks.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2014, 04:50:17 pm »
It will happen in gradual phases.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #67 on: June 12, 2014, 01:07:45 pm »
If I didn't live in a big city, I'd jump on this. I think something like this a great solution as the speaker says. Not a replacement, but an 'and' vehicle.

Elio - Three Wheel Cars coming our way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ge1ZGi1bTQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8GYqRXO__U

But I would always be hesitant of car size and weight in relation to other cars on the road.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #68 on: June 12, 2014, 06:27:40 pm »
Color me intrigued. I actually like the design. So, what's the sticker price?
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« Reply #69 on: June 12, 2014, 09:58:27 pm »
$6,800 is damn cheap. There's gotta be a catch. So, would this be allowed on the Freeway?
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2014, 03:52:43 am »
Yep, it's considered a motor bike (3 wheels)
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #71 on: June 19, 2014, 09:33:32 am »
Project LiveWire - Harley Davidson - Electric Bike

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles have long been known for their large gasoline engines and loud, rumbling exhaust notes. Now, after more than 100 years since the company’s founding, Harley-Davidson will be producing their first-ever electric motorcycle in what they call “Project LiveWire”.

It is hard to imagine seeing a Harley on the street without hearing it too, but thanks to the all-electric motor in this new bike, there is not even a need for an exhaust pipe. Many people are inclined to assume that this bike would behave like other two-wheeled, electrically powered vehicles, which up until now have consisted of almost nothing but scooters, often barred from riding on freeways due to their low top speed. That is not the case with this motorcycle, however. The 0-60 acceleration time takes around 4 seconds, an impressive feat for a vehicle so eco-friendly.

“Some people may get on it thinking, ‘golf cart,’” lead engineer Jeff Richlen said to the Associated Press. “And they get off thinking, ‘rocket ship.’” This is largely due to the fact that electric drivetrains have no need for gear shifts, and power is smoothly delivered to the rear wheel.

Most electric vehicles suffer in range, however, and this electric bike is no different. Riders of this bike will need to recharge their battery every 130 miles or so. While this limited distance would prevent the bike from making a practical highway cruiser, it would be perfect for in-town commutes. When the time does come to charge the battery pack, it can be expected to take between 30 minutes and one hour.

Project LiveWire is a somewhat risky venture for Harley-Davidson, but they are optimistic of the electric bike’s future. “We think that the trends in both EV technology and customer openness to EV products, both automotive and motorcycles, is only going to increase, and when you think about sustainability and environmental trends, we just see that being an increasing part of the lifestyle and the requirements of riders,” Harley-Davidson President Matt Levatich said to the Associated Press. “So, nobody can predict right now how big that industry will be or how significant it will be.”

Harley fans are already divided on the new bike, but only time will tell how successful it is. The bike has no official release date so far, and it could be a few years before the new motorcycle hits sale floors. The official release date will likely be dropped at the bikes unveiling set for New York City on Monday, June 23.

For more information on Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire, check out the Harley-Davidson website.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2014, 05:59:45 pm »
This 21-foot Mercedes costs $1 million

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2014, 01:15:38 pm »
I've been looking at cars for awhile and I've lazer beamed on a Nissan Rogue. Gas Mileage and the ability to carry my gear.

While visiting the Nissan/USA site to get a look all around the vehicle I came across this commercial that's embedded in their site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_FokYV0IO4

Got my attention
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