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French homebuild
« on: August 01, 2009, 11:29:29 PM »
The electric three-wheeler in this French blog is maybe just over the microcar size limit - or maybe it's just the (Saxo?) doors that make me think that:



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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 12:26:41 AM »
ugly and modern style. sorry don't fancy it mates.  :)

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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 06:21:12 PM »
Dear Andrew

In theory as it has three wheels and an electric motor it does appear to be a Microcar, regardless of the styling credentials of the builder, it is unusual.

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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 01:10:38 AM »
The electric three-wheeler in this French blog is maybe just over the microcar size limit - or maybe it's just the (Saxo?) doors that make me think that:



Andrew


hello all
i'm the one behind that "thing"

the doors actually come from a 1998 5 doors clio.

I don't think it can be considered as a micro car, due to the boot and its size. It's larger than a toyota aygo.
then come the engine, it produce 35 hp peak, for a micro car, it will have really good acceleration.

if your have any question, fell free to ask.
I'll create a post on its building if your are interested
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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 08:38:20 AM »
Hello and welcome to RUM, and your car certainly is unusual and I always take interest in anything unusual, especially unique one-offs, so would like to hear of progress.
The thing that concerns me a little is the amount of height at the rear end over the single wheel. It does look like it has low weight/mass so perhaps it will be fine, but usually too much weight and height of body work over a single rear wheel can lead to excess lean and steering. Good luck with it and keep us posted!
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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 08:47:11 AM »
The amount of wheels and the fact that a vehicle is electric does not automatically make it a microcar, would you say for instance that a unigate milk float was? Its an issue that needs better definition in the rumcar charter, which says post 1945 and smaller than 700cc. Now with so many electric vehicles around we need to lay down some boundaries for these by weight or power of the motor. I guess we could use the governments quadricycle class rules as a guide?

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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 09:01:37 AM »
Dear Bob

I seem to remember that we have been over this ground before on the forum, and a max figure of 15Kw (or was it 5Kw) for an electric motor was agreed. I agree that a milk float would be above that limit and therfore too big.  So what size electric motor does this French Homebuild have?

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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 11:20:23 AM »
Thats rings a bell now Chris, I think it was 15kw.

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Re: French homebuild
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 04:08:17 PM »
New post about the three wheeler created

http://www.rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=2036.0
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