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Old 09-20-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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Darn. No cool burnout video like the last electric bike on the site.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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Interesting. A 60 mile range at 25mph is useless where I live. Is there a projected range at 35-40mph?
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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that's what i got with mainly highway use.

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Old 09-20-2007, 12:04 PM   #5
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"Seems like around 1995, good old Lockheed Martin was looking for some nice projects to bite on outside the military field."

Sounds like my Cushman Airborne. 'cept my Cushman didn't weigh 460 lbs, and require an extension cord.

Maybe L Kelly Johnson had something to do with it?
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:26 PM   #6
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Interesting. A 60 mile range at 25mph is useless where I live. Is there a projected range at 35-40mph?
It all depends on where the mini-van is parked.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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It all depends on where the mini-van is parked.
Ha! No minivans here.

My wives insist on 3/4 ton trucks.
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:00 PM   #8
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If we run out of fuel what are we gonna charge it with? Some of those windmills off of Martha's Vineyard? Oh wait, Kennedy killed that.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:09 PM   #9
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I saw these at a recent car show new Philadelphia where they had them on display. They were offering test rides but unfortunately I ran out of time to take one.

When I first saw them and sat on one I was impressed. They looked very nicely finished. While heavy, it felt nicely balanced (and with those batteries all low in the chassis, it makes sense).

I have a short (3 miles) commute most days, all of which are on stop and go surfact streets. This is the perfect conditions for a bike like this. OTOH, the $11k price totally threw me for a loop. I can buy a used Honda Insight for less than this and get 60 mpg and not get wet when it rains.

Personally, I love the idea of battery-powered electric vehicles. I used to drive a GM EV1 quite extensively and loved it for commuting. I thought the Vectrix looked like the best developed two-wheeled electric I've ever seen. I just hope they can figure out how to reduce the cost as it makes little sense at this price. Doesn't a regular scooter get about 80 mpg anyway?
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Old 09-21-2007, 02:28 AM   #10
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Car makers have been at it for a while, but none has really offered a fully zero-emissions vehicle.
GM EV1. Although it wasn't a real serious offering.
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