Electric Vehicles: What have you spotted?

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Timmo wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 21:13
Spotted my first Twizzy in the wild today! They certainly are Tiny! Make a smart car look Big! :-O
They are useful little things though if your Tesla Model X breaks down...



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Lovely! Runs something of a coach'n'horses through the "85%" rule 8-[

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 21:26
They are useful little things though if your Tesla Model X breaks down...

They cheated, it looks like it's slightly downhill! :twisted:

Also given that the twizzy only weighs 450Kg and the Model X weighs 2400Kg and the trailer probably 500Kg-1000Kg that would have been one hell of a balancing act to have a neutral weight on the twizzy's tow ball with a conventional trailer. :shock: :lol:

Seriously though, it does demonstrate the torque of electric motors at low speeds and the fact that it is direct drive with no clutch to slip - the twizzy is a mere 13kW and can barely manage 50mph yet it can get a model X on a trailer rolling. It makes the 47kW of my Ion and a top speed of 80mph look positively powerful. :lol:

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Thats impressive for a small car!

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Timmo wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 22:10
Thats impressive for a small car!
Funny you should say car, because I don't consider the twizzy to be a car. For a start it only seats two, is not water proof, and the doors and not-water-proof windows are both optional extras! :rofl2:

I'd call it a four wheeled electric vehicle, not a car. In France it's classified as a "heavy quadracycle"...

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Interesting point, As an electric Quad it would make sense for its size, much more quad than car,

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Timmo wrote:
02 Nov 2017, 21:13
Spotted my first Twizzy in the wild today! They certainly are Tiny! Make a smart car look Big! :-O


Never seen one but sounds like an ideal car for me... I like small cars - smaller the better ;)

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If you go though Brockenhurst in the New Forest (heading towards Lymington) you should see a couple. There is, I believe, somebody who hires them out there.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 09:03
If you go though Brockenhurst in the New Forest (heading towards Lymington) you should see a couple. There is, I believe, somebody who hires them out there.


I will look out next weekend James...

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Reading the reports coming out regarding Tesla anyone waiting delivery is likely to be waiting a lot longer than they thought.

Bloomberg Finance says "Tesla is teaching vehicle makers the art of spin regarding EVs." and they'll all now at it with little likelihood of fulfilling the promises they're making.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ptr=yahoo

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Just read yesterday that Tesla has made a huge operating loss (Dagens Nyheter) of $619M

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myglaren wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 20:06
Just read yesterday that Tesla has made a huge operating loss (Dagens Nyheter) of $619M



Yes, it all down to the cost of having to redo so much paintwork due to people vomiting all over them due to their extreme ugliness and horrendously evil appearance...

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I knew you didn't like them, Jim . . . :-s

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white exec wrote:
04 Nov 2017, 08:23
I knew you didn't like them, Jim . . . :-s


Whatever makes you think that Chris? :lol:

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:roll: :roll:

What did you think of the Honda (couple of pages back)?