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Old 04-21-2018, 07:34 AM   #15
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Range would be fine for our purposes. Very neat.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:39 AM   #16
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For our life style, that would be unacceptable.. We want coast to coast range.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:50 AM   #17
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Dont see that happening at the price point. You have behemouth OEMs that can produce sub $10,000 federal safety mandated econo cars at the moment.

The answer to your question is Scooter.
Can buy (2) 300cc large frame vespas and a nice trailer to tow them on for under $10,000. If you wanted new...that number goes to $15,000.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:56 AM   #18
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How much range varies. normally 150 Miles will do me well but from time to time 400 has been needed (That was one LONG day I can tell you)

How about adding a Yahama EF-3600i (or smaller) as an option. re-charge as your drive with this Generator.. You could even go smaller.
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:08 PM   #19
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Like I suppose many, my toad is also my daily driver. For most of the time, 150 miles is good enough. But I also need to be able to go 200-300 miles without having to charge batteries, need room for stuff like two bags of golf clubs, groceries, bags of fertilizer or compost, etc. My Chevy Sonic fits the bill quite nicely, albeit not nearly as sporty.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:06 PM   #21
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So you drive 150 miles, then need several hours to recharge vs our smart car: we can drive over 300 miles then take a few minutes to refill the gas tank - seems to me the smart car beats an electric car!
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:13 PM   #22
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I really like the overall idea, especially while discussing it with my 'tech' nerd son on the way back from Alaska last year, as we had the same idea and the same design with regenerative braking/charging, and especially if charging would also be optional as a connection between the car and the coach thru the already attached wiring for lighting.
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so, they haven't considered the RV market but it can be flat towed? I'm not aware of any other electric that can be flat towed at present. Cost of $10k?.. you can't even get a high end golf cart for that. I hate to be skeptical,.. but I'm a realist.
I echo this.

Our Prius CANNOT be flat towed due to it's hybrid technology (it's a plug-In Prius). We "could" charge it (it has electric range of 30 miles before switching to hybrid) while towing on a trailer.

I also am skeptical of the price. We have the Arcimoto Electric vehicle being built here in Oregon, and it just doesn't seem feasible other than a glorified motorcycle with a lot of extra cost and not much more convenience.
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Realistically, my 2015 Hyundai Elantra with a manual transmission and 37,000 miles has a retail book value of ~$11k. It's flat-towable and is a compact-sized vehicle with room for four adults and plenty of cargo for day-trips. It also gets a very realistic 35mpg.

No offense, but for roughly the same price why would I want to buy your 3-wheeler?
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:25 PM   #25
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Have you noticed how close to the ground the seats are? How many of us here could gracefully get out of this and stand up? Not I! And the roof is an optional accessory. Maybe this is best designed to be a young driver's first car.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:57 PM   #26
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150 mile range?

I repeatedly have seen the range being referred to as 150 miles on this thread. In watching the video on the website, they advertise a range of UP TO 100 miles. So, what do you think the realistic range is???
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Realistically, my 2015 Hyundai Elantra with a manual transmission and 37,000 miles has a retail book value of ~$11k. It's flat-towable and is a compact-sized vehicle with room for four adults and plenty of cargo for day-trips. It also gets a very realistic 35mpg.

No offense, but for roughly the same price why would I want to buy your 3-wheeler?
Exactly my thoughts...I have a '06.5
Toyota/Scion xB (1st generation) manual trans. bought new for $14k, book now around $8k, tow 4 down..60k on the odometer
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if boon docking would have to run a generator a lot of hours to recharge the battery on this thing I would think. Better to just have gas powered vehicle instead.
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