Subaru electric R1e

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Frank, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

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  2. Frank

    suburboturbo Guest

    Zero emissions and a quick charge aren't negatives, but it's just
    blowing a huge R & D investment to stay on the green radar. They've
    got a captive audience for practical AWD cars and the technology to
    build something useful instead of a micro with a 50 mile range.
     
    suburboturbo, Mar 25, 2008
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  3. Frank

    nobody > Guest

    Not as big a thing as you make it, according to the article the R1e is
    just an electrified version of a "home market" microcar.
     
    nobody >, Mar 25, 2008
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  4. Frank

    suburboturbo Guest

    I guess. Still, even in the home market that short range really
    limits its appeal. In the US its competition would be meter-maid
    Cushmans.
     
    suburboturbo, Mar 25, 2008
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  5. Frank

    nobody > Guest

    Add meter readers, courier services, pizza delivery places with their
    own vehicles, etc etc etc.

    Have you ever driven a Cushman in snow? Tain't fun!
     
    nobody >, Mar 25, 2008
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  6. Frank

    suburboturbo Guest

    No, but we did attempt to stuff as many people as possible onto one
    (we had the mini-flatbed) and still have it move under its own power?
    I think we got up to 7. Wonder how much permanent damage that caused.
     
    suburboturbo, Mar 26, 2008
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