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Old 08-05-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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The indian made G-Wiz Automatic Electric Vehicle
Any UK readers tried one yet??
1 (Sterling) penny per mile equals about 600 miles per (Imperial) gallon of petrol
full details at:- http://www.goingreen.co.uk/?PageID=AboutGWiz


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Old 08-05-2004, 01:50 PM   #2
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quote:Originally posted by johnfowles:

The indian made G-Wiz Automatic Electric Vehicle
Any UK readers tried one yet??
1 (Sterling) penny per mile equals about 600 miles per (Imperial) gallon of petrol
full details at:- http://www.goingreen.co.uk/?PageID=AboutGWiz




Or maybe one of these??

A (Mercedes) Smart car in Finland


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Old 08-05-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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Ye gads, my first thought on seeing these is CRUNCH! Can you picture them next to some of the behemoths on the road today? Or under them as they roll over the itty-bitty cars? Ouch!

FWIW I don't drive anything - I walk or bus everywhere.
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Old 08-05-2004, 02:45 PM   #4
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But at least these lightweight cars should reduce the carnage on the roads

Union Painters:-
"We are not paid to clean the road, just to paint it."


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Old 08-05-2004, 03:05 PM   #5
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O.K. Smartass how do you like this one then!!

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Old 08-05-2004, 08:06 PM   #6
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Yikes, I've seen sneakers on NBA players bigger than that car!
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:11 PM   #7
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:06 PM   #8
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Welllllll, uh, I'd fit, but the dogs tail would be hanging out the back window and her nose prints would be all over the windshield. Gods help me if she tries to scratch an itch while I'm making a turn.

No. No, I'll stick to my VW. It's bigger.

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Old 08-05-2004, 11:35 PM   #9
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I want one! I walk down side streets anyway and I certainly wouldn't take one on a mian road for very long. The freeway? No freakin' way! Otherwise....how cuuuuuuute!

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Old 08-05-2004, 11:52 PM   #10
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I like the black one pulling the boat. Not that I'd pull a boat with one. Bet they get monster gas mileage...
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:17 AM   #11
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Pretty dangerous unless everyone drives one. I'll stick to my Z28.
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Old 08-06-2004, 02:16 PM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman:
Pretty dangerous unless everyone drives one. I'll stick to my Z28.
Fortunately I can no longer drive but I've met your type before Al




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Old 01-07-2005, 09:41 AM   #13
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Further to my earlier posting in today's (emailed) UK Expat (Daily) Telegraph was a nice little pic of a Smart car proudly emblazoned "Polizei" so I went a'googling and soon I found this striking image:-
A German hamburger???

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Old 01-07-2005, 10:17 PM   #14
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quote:Originally posted by johnfowles:
Further to my earlier posting in today's (emailed) UK Expat (Daily) Telegraph was a nice little pic of a Smart car proudly emblazoned "Polizei" so I went a'googling and soon I found this striking image:-
A German hamburger???

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Old 01-08-2005, 05:26 AM   #15
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Looks a lot like the 'KA' which can be seen on the roads in Britain. Not overly popular but ecomonical, I believe. Not for me.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #16
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
Ye gads, my first thought on seeing these is CRUNCH! Can you picture them next to some of the behemoths on the road today? Or under them as they roll over the itty-bitty cars? Ouch!



Some years ago, here in the UK, a bright spark, name of Clive Sinclair, came up with the above abomination. The Sinclair C5) He felt it would revolutionise cycling. Fat chance. Imagine jousting with the biggies in this thing. It died a very quick death, and rightly so.

The car shown by John et al. reminds me of the SMART car we see here in the UK.





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Old 01-09-2005, 04:24 PM   #17
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
Ye gads, my first thought on seeing these is CRUNCH! Can you picture them next to some of the behemoths on the road today? Or under them as they roll over the itty-bitty cars? Ouch!

FWIW I don't drive anything - I walk or bus everywhere.


Like next to a "Hummer"?? We just gave up driving....just use the bus and lightrail.



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Old 01-09-2005, 06:31 PM   #18
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That car you posted, Jim, looks a lot like the new "golf cart" they're trying to sell over here for around town driving. No doors -- it's a golf cart! Only thing is, in the back there's a bit of a trunk, I think. They're selling them at Costco (large warehouse store over here). I've never seen any on the road, though. Too many darned Hummers, SUV's, etc. around. These little cars'd get squished, not to mention the contents thereof!!
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In road-going mode the Transition's driven by a 30MPG regular gasoline engine that powers its front wheels. And fantastically the same engine also drives the vehicle's pusher-propeller. When its flying it can manage 115mph (its unclear whether that's air-speed or ground speed) and has a 450-mile range. The wings electrically crank in on the ground, meaning it'll fit into a regular garage, and it even has regular car-like access doors--that automotive design is continued into the vehicle's crash structures too. Flying it requires a Sport Pilot's License.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:58 PM   #20
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I could do with something like that!

When I was a kid they were marketing the Amphicar which could double as a boat. I saw one tooling along on the lake where I grew up. Pretty neat. Came close to buying one as a hobby years ago until I figured I'm not mechanically inclined enough to afford an oddball car like that.
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