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Old 06-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Until the Federal subsidies run out......
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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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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Old 07-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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