OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

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The usual. As I have two large solar PV systems here, and my lab assistant just put one in, and others are interested in things like this, here's where that stuff goes. This is mostly for things that work now, not "gee someday a fusor will do this" -- we know that, but it's not someday yet.
The hope is to save anyone embarking on this sort of thing a lot of wasted time and money, as at least I have been off the grid since 1980 and have had a lot of practice (and made mistakes you won't have to).

OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby chrismb » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:07 pm

http://www.nextgreencar.com/news-item.p ... the-future

A self-balancing enclosed electric bike!...

... hope they manage to get it into production for the price suggested!

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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby Jerry » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:33 pm

I just want to know why they are going to sell it for 12k in the US and only 5k in asia??? (Assuming they ramp up production)
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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby Starfire » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:42 pm

OK Chris - I concide. ;)
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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby John Hill » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:23 am

Jerry wrote:I just want to know why they are going to sell it for 12k in the US and only 5k in asia??? (Assuming they ramp up production)


Cheaper labour costs for manufacture of the Asian models.
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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby Doug Coulter » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:42 am

Or, our very expensive regulatory system compared to Asia, where anything that can roll (and some things that can't) are on the roads.
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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby Doug Coulter » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:27 am

Since you're more likely to be hit by a mini cooper than an elephant anyway...
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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby chrismb » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:53 am

The only thing missing is self-stability. I suppose the whole of the inside part could be made to rotate around gyroscopically when it stops, but that might make the rider feel a bit giddy! :lol:
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Re: OK ... THIS is as cool as an EV can get!! I want one..

Postby chrismb » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:56 am

There's always the Ryno monocycle too...

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