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(Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« on: July 14, 2010, 03:24:12 PM »
Rather a nicely turned-out new Chinese electric microcar:



GizMag article (English with photos)

Chinese website

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 02:54:59 AM »
I couldn't help but notice the two Nobel-like vehicles in the rear of this shot
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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 08:27:26 AM »
The article says it is designed for the cold and icy conditions in Northern China, conditions in which 2 front wheels would be much better for steering, breaking and control, and also the very conditions in which batteries are at their worst. Quite pretty though.
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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 06:56:36 PM »
A very interesting looking vehicle - what about a road test and article in your modern micros series Insight?!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jean
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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 09:11:34 PM »
Dear Jean

It did occur to me that the next time I travel through China on my way to Mongolia I could stop off and road test a few of the new electric vehicles coming out of China, while I was there. The only problem is I am not planning to go that way for a few years. But when I do....

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 09:14:54 PM »
Dear Jean

I remember when I was last in China there was a law that said only Chinese nationals were allowed to drive on Chinese roads. This meant you could not hire a car without a driver. I had the same problem in India. So it may be easier to wait until one comes to the UK.

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 09:33:18 AM »
Dont worry Chris, I will go with you, with my liver condition on a bad day I pass as a Chinese national!

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 11:27:28 AM »
Nasty, hope you get well again soon Bob.
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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010, 12:15:53 PM »
 Hmm, now where have I seen this sort of thing before. Ah yes, Jory Squibb's Moonbeam from America & featured in RCN 97. Have the Chineese been pinching other folks ideas again?....

http://home.myfairpoint.net/vze6omtd/jorysquibb/index.html



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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 12:42:37 PM »
Oh Yes, I thought it looked familiar! The Chinese should have stuck with this wheel plan.

Marcus, dont worry about me, its Gilbert syndrome, I've had it all my life, its also why I'm tea total!

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 02:56:13 PM »
There was a 50s or 60s Hungarian micro (in Julian Nowill's book?) which had a similar roof shape and pivot point.
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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2010, 04:38:27 PM »
Dear Marcus

Have you never noticed Bob will unexpectedly break into the main chorus of a "Modern Major General" or the "Micardo" and he had to marry his lady wife because her maiden name was Sullivan.

It all makes sense now!!!!

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2010, 04:45:38 PM »
He's actually a notorious INTER-national Pirate from Penzance
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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2010, 07:14:24 PM »
"A Forum policemans lot is not a happy one, [happy one]!"   Evening all!

It was called for years Gilberts disease which sounds like its contagious [it isnt] , then the Americans bless em started calling it syndrome. Now you lot are breaking into operetta maybe we should have stuck with disease!

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Re: (Non-historic) Chinese microcar
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2010, 07:44:00 PM »
 "Just one Coronet-o........"   ;)