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EV Live Oregon Report
 

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EV Live Oregon Report

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The Spaceman 07-05-2012 11:52 AM

A very interesting article. It's good to see that there is a wide variety of E-vehicle types and capabilities emerging. One theme I see over and over is that the people and companies engaged in developing these vehicles have a real sense of being on the cusp of a paradigm change in transportation. And when you consider that even today's relatively inefficient EVs are an order of magnitude more economical compared to IC; it's hard to see how they fail.

It seems like Lit Motors has been on the radar for a long time now; I would have thought they'd be further along by now than a running prototype.

The "one-wheel Segway" looks pretty cool, and at half the price of a regular Segway, could sell very well. I took the kid to UF a couple weeks ago, and Segways were everywhere. An even smaller one would be a hoot to ride from class to class.

seruzawa 07-05-2012 03:27 PM

Until the Federal subsidies run out......

Buzglyd 07-05-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 276100)
A very interesting article. It's good to see that there is a wide variety of E-vehicle types and capabilities emerging. One theme I see over and over is that the people and companies engaged in developing these vehicles have a real sense of being on the cusp of a paradigm change in transportation. And when you consider that even today's relatively inefficient EVs are an order of magnitude more economical compared to IC; it's hard to see how they fail.

It seems like Lit Motors has been on the radar for a long time now; I would have thought they'd be further along by now than a running prototype.

The "one-wheel Segway" looks pretty cool, and at half the price of a regular Segway, could sell very well. I took the kid to UF a couple weeks ago, and Segways were everywhere. An even smaller one would be a hoot to ride from class to class.

Funny how the gov't is the only institution dumb enough to spend 6 grand on a Segway.

Let me know when you find a private sector company using them.

Kevin_Duke 07-05-2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 276105)
Funny how the gov't is the only institution dumb enough to spend 6 grand on a Segway.

Let me know when you find a private sector company using them.

I agree they aren't as useful as the hype predicted, but...

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Buzglyd 07-05-2012 06:50 PM

We've got a tour company in San Diego where fat midwesterners can forego getting some exercise and ride one of these things.

It's been out a decade now and to call it anything but a niche toy would be untrue. The media told us it was supposed to be a revolution!

The best use of the Segway was Paul Blart - Mall Cop.

Kevin_Duke 07-06-2012 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 276107)
We've got a tour company in San Diego where fat midwesterners can forego getting some exercise and ride one of these things.

It's been out a decade now and to call it anything but a niche toy would be untrue. The media told us it was supposed to be a revolution!

The best use of the Segway was Paul Blart - Mall Cop.

And, worst, it's the only motorized two-wheeler that can't be called a motorcycle!

Buzglyd 07-06-2012 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 276111)
And, worst, it's the only motorized two-wheeler that can't be called a motorcycle!

And it's the only vehicle, no matter how cool the rider, will make one look like a total dork once mounted.

pushrod 07-06-2012 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 276112)
And it's the only vehicle, no matter how cool the rider, will make one look like a total dork once mounted.

And the damn things will throw you into a river!

At a fairly low rate of speed...


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