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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:40 am 
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Right, but this could possibly be the car Lotus will sell in the USA.

My bet is that the T&C gets the nod as first out the gate.

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Right, but this could possibly be the car Lotus will sell in the USA.


Mmm, like what? They have many dealerships in the US. Just go to http://lotuscars.com and plug in your zip code. Just a taaaaad on the expensive side for me though :)

This is more like it for me:
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In all fairness, this guy's been doing this forever (20 years?):
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/0,39029 ... 815,00.htm

but he might have hit upon something great this time.

His website is here: http://www.rqriley.com/xr3.htm

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OK sorry, this is getting OT :)

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I saw that thing on a Cable show once. It was nice, but at 35MPH tops, I have to pass for a vehilce that can at least get me up to speed on the highway.

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sleeve84028 wrote:
Right, but this could possibly be the car Lotus will sell in the USA.

My bet is that the T&C gets the nod as first out the gate.


They are not going to sell it as a Lotus.
Just like Telsa isn't sold as a Lotus.

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Someone find my post where I said this was the way to make an electric car.. Go now, find it. :)

Traction motors at each wheel.. Just like a locomotive. :)

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I have to think an electric Jeep, such as the one described, would be a revelation off road in terms of operating costs and range. People could putz around all day for pennies. It's funny, my dad has an '07 Escape Hybrid 4wd (and I've got an '06 CRD). While the Escape may not have much off road credibility, I have to admit it does a decent job of crawling down fairly deep, snowy 2-tracks. And it's in these conditions, where most other 4x4s are getting single-digit mpgs, that we've actually seen the Escape mileage climb. Because under those circumstances, the vehicle is operating almost like a series hybrid: the wheels are driven almost entirely by the electric motor, while the engine just cycles on occasionally to charge the battery. Now, the added resistance of the snow is countered by the lack of wind resistance, but I don't know what that balance is. Never tried driving it 10mph down paved roads for miles because that would be boring as hell.

Just my experience.

I really would like to see them put all these and more into production, though, provided that they are affordable. (FYI, part of the big Bailout Bill that went through is a $7500 tax credit for plug-in hybrids, so we're all paying for them anyway!)


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I really would like to see them put all these and more into production, though, provided that they are affordable. (FYI, part of the big Bailout Bill that went through is a $7500 tax credit for plug-in hybrids, so we're all paying for them anyway!)


Yep, you pay to play..........................But the idea sounds good. I just don't know when it will happen. I do like the tax credit..................

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 Post subject: Electric Liberty/Fiat 4 wheel drive wanted
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How about an all electric Liberty with our old style body, 2002 to 2007, and size? With all that torque it does not need as many Kwatts so lighter or fewer batteries and lower retail price.
We could all afford one to go off-roading. And do it more often with less cost per trip.
Reserve mine> :P

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gee not burning gas but using coal burnig power plants. seems like robbing peter to pay paul to me.


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 Post subject: Electric Liberty/Fiat 4 wheel drive
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Think out of the boxes of the past and discover all the other means of generating electric juice for the new generation of batteries that are coming soon.
Not to mention, not having exhaust smelling up the trail or beach you are wheeling each day. :!:

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