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Beth Stackpole
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Re: Any idea about how does it perform?
Beth Stackpole   9/25/2012 3:11:27 PM
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@Amclaussen: It still is in the nebulous category of prototypes, so I'm not privvy to that information. But good questions, all the same, and definitely ones they'll need to address as they get further into the commercialized version of the original VLC design.

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Any idea about how does it perform?
Amclaussen   9/25/2012 12:24:42 PM
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With a 250 cc engine, probably about 40 BHP max. and that low weight of 830 pounds...(empty weight?) how does it handle?  Now, with 4 adults on-board? It would be very interesting to know the basic numbers, acceleration, breaking, turning, and something about safety, otherwise it remains in that nebulous category of the prototypes.

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Real car?
naperlou   9/25/2012 10:29:43 AM
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Beth, this is what we have to do to get to real fuel efficiency in cars.  I am very interested in seeing how the compliant car works and what type of gas mileage they can get out of it.  I really like the appoach,and the emphasis on physics rather than some alternative.  If they can get 80 or more MPG from the ICE powered car, then they will be up there with the hybrids.  It will be important to see what type of crash rating they can get.  That will be critical for gaining consumer acceptance beyond a small niche market.

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