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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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GM EN-V bubble car of the future
« on: January 08, 2011, 01:33:27 AM »
Another new electric prototype hits the road (Or at least the hotel carpet)
http://mashable.com/2011/01/07/gm-en-v-ca/
http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/01/07/gm-en-v-bubble-car-of-the-future-is-here-now/

A two seater enclosed Segway type thing
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Re: GM EN-V bubble car of the future
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 11:10:19 AM »
According to the write up 60% of people could use this as they live in urban areas. In otherwords like most electric vehicles it is useless if you want to go anywhere other than places you can get to on the bus and therefore is not green even if we ignore the construction debt of all those nasty elements in the electric bits. Stylistically I would not be seen dead in it. NEXT!
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Re: GM EN-V bubble car of the future
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 11:29:41 AM »
I wonder what it would be like on urban roads with pot holes and speed humps!
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Re: GM EN-V bubble car of the future
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 11:54:48 AM »
I wonder what it would be like on turban roads with pot smoking arseholes and speeding camels!

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Re: GM EN-V bubble car of the future
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 12:06:25 PM »
 ;D
We have two sorts of speed humps in London:

Dromedaries......a single hump right across the road.

Bactrian-With-A-50%-Bonus-In-The-Hump-Department....3 humps spaced across the road.
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Re: GM EN-V bubble car of the future
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 10:44:42 PM »
Nice shape to the car , but the lack of  mirrors,  side or limited view rear , would certainly worry me .
      Cant tell when the cops are after you for speeding !