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boblespam
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re: Toyota's Insect EV: Car or gadget?
boblespam   10/3/2012 6:21:20 AM
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it must be a joke, even the name is copied: http://www.smartusa.com/models/electric-drive/overview.aspx

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Alionto   10/3/2012 10:15:47 AM
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But at half the cost!

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agk   10/3/2012 1:38:50 PM
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Looks very attractive with many user friendly features. Probably people affordable will go for this as a additional spare vehicle.

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William Miller   10/3/2012 2:01:04 PM
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It looks futuristic, like a spaceship. Agree with @boblespam, I'd never buy one - too little room. It's like a toy car for kids to play in a garden) http://www.carid.com/

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DAH2136   10/3/2012 3:07:00 PM
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Its not a car, its a golf cart that's been taken over by overstimulated marketeers and eager engineers. They should work on better cars not synching your iGizmos.

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charlesxavier   8/29/2013 6:11:54 AM
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Driving an insect car seems to be a fun idea. I had love to drive it some time very soon. Some more interesting tips can be found at http://termitesvic.com.au/pest-control online.



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xorbit   10/3/2012 3:37:40 PM
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Looks great, but will be a hard sell here in the US where half the population seems to think they need a 1 ton truck to haul their 180 pound body to work every day. Unfortunately, its advanced electronic systems do not include a brain upgrade.

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Scott SG.   10/3/2012 5:39:04 PM
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It's got a top speed of 37MPH and a range of 31 miles. At least a golf cart seats 2-4

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selinz   10/3/2012 5:50:17 PM
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The specs do seem quite similar to a golf cart. A new golf cart will hold two people but doesn't have doors. The price of a new one is on the order of $8k so this is clearly better if it is street legal. The 60km/hr limit is a problem though.

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DERooney   10/3/2012 8:29:22 PM
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Insect seems appropriate because you'll look like a bug on the window when some idiot runs a red light in his big old SUV and T-bones you.

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Etmax   10/4/2012 12:36:05 AM
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The majority of our interconnect roads are 80kph someone is likely to push you out of the way :-)

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WKetel   10/4/2012 1:23:49 AM
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It is fine if they want to keep the ugly little toy in Japan. But a vehicle like that has no place on the roadways in the USA. We don't need such a piece of junk over here. There is simply no room on our roads for a vehicle that is a glorified extension of the drivers cell phone system.

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Duane Benson   10/4/2012 2:17:34 AM
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They could make a version for warmer climates that isn't enclosed. That would save weight and cost. Doing that would probably allow them to further reduce the weight by making it narrower. Maybe narrow enough to only need on set of tandem wheels. The weight savings might even allow for carriage of a passenger seated behind the driver. That would be kind of a dangerous vehicle though.

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tb1   10/9/2012 9:10:48 PM
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You can get an electric motorcycle that will go 100 miles and go 100MPH for just a little more than this.

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GREATTerry   10/12/2012 4:11:44 PM
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So driving finally doesn't look like driving anymore. It is fun!

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Trevor Peny   6/18/2014 7:08:58 AM
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Electric Hybrid Plug-In charged cars are more popular now a days. These are commonly called Green vehicles and also environmental frienldy. These are smoke free vehicles. In electric cars and other hybrid cars, Auto electronic devices are used and that helps in the enhancement of car infotainment technology. This is really useful in Automotive safety. Audi e-tron, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt etc are several popular Electric charged car models. BMW Electric car repair tips are very necessary for the all BMW users having used electric car models.



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