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How Did a Concept Car Shed 26 Pounds?

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Cadman-LT
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Cadman-LT   11/12/2014 3:03:09 PM
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Scientists invent the stuff, engineers put it to use. Or find a use for it...lol

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Cadman-LT   11/12/2014 2:59:55 PM
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I meant a 50 miles radius. 50 there 50 back...100 miles.

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Cadman-LT   11/12/2014 2:58:33 PM
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And whatever those issues may be that are stopping them from using it. Give some scientists a year, they'll fix them all. They always find a way.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/12/2014 2:56:00 PM
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Cadman, this concept car is definitely an all-urban vehicle for short trips like the ones you describe. I don't know if the 100-mile radius you mention is still the cutoff, but I remember that as the original definition of short trips for EVs.



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Cadman-LT   11/12/2014 2:55:57 PM
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Sorry, I have to ask. Is there a reason that they haven't switched to LEXAN yet? It makes so much sense to do so that there must be something that is stopping them from doing it. Just curious on that one.

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Cadman-LT   11/12/2014 2:50:19 PM
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I said that because 99% of my outings are close to home, for sure within 100 mile range, usually 20. You just need a gas car for that one or 2 or maybe 3 road trips a year. Wish I could afford one.

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Cadman-LT   11/12/2014 2:47:26 PM
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I bet one day soon we will do away with glass in cars. It's an old technology. Too many problems with it compared to the new, like this lexan(which we all know of). I would love to have one of these cars for running to the store and things. I guess that's what they are for anyways. I just can't afford to buy an extra car just for that. You will always need the gas hog to go long distances, that's the hurdle. But we all know that.

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Ann R. Thryft   11/12/2014 12:12:18 PM
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Lou, I also thought the battery in this car was intriguing, and clearly also makes a big difference in the car's lower overall weight. Tesla has a long way to go.



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naperlou   11/12/2014 9:53:34 AM
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Ann, this is right direction for electric cars to go in. Just imagine if the Tesla S was a lot lighter (it weighs 4,500lbs) and didn't go as fast (smaller motor). With the 85KWh battery it could go far indeed.

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