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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2013, 02:00:12 pm »
Sh*t, that looks SICK! What's the sticker price on that?
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2014, 05:04:24 pm »
Is Toyota's 3-Wheel iRoad the Future of Cars? - CES 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGuN-ozC5cY

I love the design for this and how it tilts during turns. Ya know, going smaller like this isn't all that new. Car2Go is starting to really make it's presence known around here. So, people are already adapting to the idea of smaller, i.e. cheaper cars both in sticker price as well as mileage.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2014, 07:35:31 am »
Toyota Crafts Tron-Like Concept Car - CES 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtS9MMDs-o

I love the design and I would definitely want one of my own, but the idea of a car without a steering wheel is a bit of a stretch for me. The idea of "leaning" to 'steer' the car is not very appealing to me. I get that people (manufacturers) will look at any cost cutting measures to save a buck, but getting rid of a steering wheel isn't the smartest idea for a lot of reasons.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2014, 09:06:24 am »
Yea, you have to look at things like the Segway that never took off. Why?

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« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2014, 09:07:34 am »
Yea, you have to look at things like the Segway that never took off. Why?

Too many people driving off cliffs.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2014, 09:31:45 am »
Besides the CEO  :-\

While trying to re-invent the wheel and it can be done, the human condition is primary. If something is awkward for most folks, it won't take off.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2014, 06:55:12 am »
So itís nearing time for a new car. Actually my lease is not up until September, but the dealer has made me an offer (Nissan Loyal Customer) to turn it in early and get another Nissan.

Iíve been thinking about this for a while. My wife and I went to the auto show 2 weeks ago and got a good look at the 2014 cars. Not bad. In fact, there are quite a few that are really nice.

My priorities this time around have changed. I still am looking for quality, but at the top of my list isÖ

Low Monthly cost
Good MPG
Plenty of room for my drum kit
Bluetooth / USB,
oh, and heated seats

If I can meet these criteria, in my mind, Iíll be happy. So if I stick with Nissan, I have no problems of going from my Altima Coupe to the Altima Sedan. But this little flicker got my eye, itís known as the Rogue. So it might be time real soon to go do some test driving.

Letís see how this turns out. Iíve also got my eye on Kia Optima, Hyundai Elantra, *Cadillac CTS**Chrysler 200 and *Volkswagon CC

*Probably beyond my price rangeí
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2014, 07:00:15 am »
Definitely let us know what you end up getting. Me, I think I want to do away with a car.....ya know, try a whole year without having to rely on one. That would last all of 3 days tops.
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« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2014, 09:21:48 am »
Let us know how that works out for ya.

Man I love to drive.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2014, 07:57:53 am »
Ryno Microcycle



No, that's not a typo, and you didn't read it wrong ó it says microcycle. And that's because while it may share some characteristics with a traditional motorcycle, most notably the styling, the Ryno Microcycle has only one wheel. Though the handlebars might suggest otherwise, you actually control the Ryno's electric motors by leaning forward to accelerate and back to slow down, with only subtle leans required to turn. Since the redundant motors are contained in the wheel itself, the whole package takes up less space than a bike, and with a range of 10 miles ó and a top speed of 10 mph ó it's ready to get you around the urban landscape, whether it's on the road, on the sidewalk, or even in the office.
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« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2014, 11:23:09 am »
It's a frickin' Unicycle! No if's, and or buts about it! ;)
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2014, 04:05:11 pm »
Can you imagine the extreme juggling that would go along with a cycle like that?  Like parkour ball bouncing.

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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2014, 11:01:15 am »
Giant Russian Car

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According to English Russia, a Russian guy designed this car using a 3D modeling software. Then he and his friends got a Nissan Maxima "as a source for some parts" and built it. Looks like an all-terrain batmobile to me.

Why can't Russian keep building insanely dumb stuff like this instead of trying to start World War III?





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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2014, 08:36:37 am »
I kinda dig that design of the 'C o c k r o a c h m o b i l e'. That's the only name I could think of as soon as I saw the pics.
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Re: New Automobiles
« Reply #59 on: May 08, 2014, 09:46:37 am »
Brilliant

BMW Shows Off Solar Carport Concept



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BMW is taking electric vehicles to a new level with this week's launch of a solar carport concept.

The car maker revealed the carport as part of the media launch of its BMW i8 plug-in hybrid in Los Angeles.

"With the solar carport concept we opted for a holistic approach: not only is the vehicle itself sustainable, but so is its energy supply," Tom Allemeier, carport designer at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, said in a statement.

The carport is constructed largely of bamboo, which BMW said is a "particularly sustainable raw material." To actually generate the electricity, there is high-grade glass-on-glass solar modules.
BMW Carport

Drivers would use the carport in conjunction with the i Wallbox Pro in-home charging boxes, and could opt to charge their cars with solar electricity from the carport. The Wallbox will display how much solar energy has been used to juice up the car and offer analysis of solar charging vs. using electricity. If you create more solar energy than your car can use, meanwhile, it can be used for the home, BMW said.

Solar panels collect and feed CO2-free energy through the Wallbox and into the vehicle's high-voltage battery. A fully charged high-voltage battery running the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has a range of about 22 miles in all-electric mode, according to BMW.

"This is therefore an entirely new generation of carports that allows energy to be produced in a simple and transparent way," Allemeier said. "It renders the overarching theme of lightweight design both visible and palpable."

BMW's electric vehicle lineup launched in July with the debut of its i3 all-electric car, worth about $41,350, with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery for a range of 80 to 100 miles. The luxury carmaker unveiled the plug-in hybrid i8 in the fall, which is quite a bit pricier at $135,925.

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