Sounds like you really don't know what you're talking about.
When I ordered the Elio, money was tight and it wasn't going to be an "AND" vehicle, it was going to be my primary transportation and it was EXACTLY what I needed.
The "and" argument was a poor attempt at marketing.
I made a quick disconnect assembly using a go pro mount and phone holder then just stash the whole thing on the glove compartment.
It gets plugged in to a 4' USB cord to a cig lighter adapter.
Since it mounts on the dash, it's high visibility, meaning other drivers can easily see it.
Oh calm down. We're not trying to make it a cargo liner. We're merely attempting to optimize what we (will) have.
It can and will be a primary car for a considerable percentage and they will make it work for groceries, bicycles, surf boards, kayaks, lumber, and many things you haven't imagined...
True, about 50% of petroleum products are used in transportation, with the remaining going to fertilizer, medical, plastics, and other chemicals.
In the world of supply and demand, the difference between a crisis level shortage and a glut of oil is less than 3% production or consumption.
This is an excellent article. Thank you Johnny Acree!
It shows the engineering, and the last part of the video, shows the obstacles including:
Cost, efficiency, emissions, and finding a(n) (OEM) buyer.
I've been watching similar technology for cars and airplanes for some time using gas and...
“Traditional turbos from Audi, Volkswagen and BMW have been reliable when they are relatively new but developed problems as they aged. Newer turbo engines, such as the EcoBoost from Ford, have not always been reliable, even from the start.” Consumer Reports 2015
The Solo has 2 long battery packs, one on each side of the driver, Tesla uses a big pancake, so there ARE options.
An electrical Elio would likely require a complete redesign. Franky, it would be an entirely new car.
But lessons from an ICE Elio would easily be applied to an electrical sibling...
I know that he is a talented mechanic and works an important role in the aviation community.
To do so requires in depth knowledge and experience of components and systems and their
Cost: Performance:Weight:Reliability:Safety relationships.
When it comes to engineering, I trust his opinion over...
You might want to trust Mel.
He probably the most qualified person here.
You want a turbo as an option, sure.
Standard, no thankie.
1. If turbo offered, would you be interested? NO
2. What would you be willing to pay as an option? N/A
Don't own a Bolt.
Still have an Toyota beater.... (poor thing is on its last leg)
I go back and fourth on what car will be next. I'll decide for sure (?) after the new year....
Or when the beater finally gives out.
(come on baby... hold out just a little bit longer)