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PostSubject: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:23 pm

Seriously why are they still trying? Hydrogen FTW.

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Another day, another electric car. This time it's the turn of the oddly named Exagon Furtive e-GT to take a bow.
Due to hit the world stage at the Paris motor show later this week, the Furtive (we have to suppress a giggle every time we read that, too) is a electric coupe with Aston-esque lines and a pair of Siemens motors that help it to develop 340 horsepower.

Exagon reckons that, as a result, the Furtive can hit 62mph in a Tesla-baiting 3.5secs and will top out at 186mph. And although those figures might sound as if they've been plucked from the box marked 'pure fantasy', Exagon has electric performance car pedigree - it made the eight electric ice racers for the Trophée Andros Electrique.

Exagon also reckons its new concept can muster a range of 400km, which can be doubled to 800km with a 'range-extender' petrol engine that recharges the batteries on the go.

The Furtive could be on sale as early as 2012, apparently. And the price? Exagon isn't saying, but count on the word 'expensive' figuring strongly...






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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:41 pm

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fur·tive   /ˈfɜrtɪv/
[fur-tiv]

–adjective
1. taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret: a furtive glance.
2. sly; shifty: a furtive manner.


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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:54 pm

It looks alright from some angles but electric! gash!

ANd yes it has a crap name.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:23 am

Norledge wrote:
Seriously why are they still trying? Hydrogen FTW.

Most sensible thing ive heard you say.........ever.

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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 am

Lol i remember agruing with my dad a few years ago... Hydrogen Fuel Cells are the only way the motor industruy can turn. Simple.

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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:06 am

Electric cars are pointless for the eco nuts. How exactly is the electricity produced to charge and run the car????
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:34 am

I like the look of the Vauxhall Ampera tho, plug it in at night and you can do 40miles. Then a petrol engine generator starts up to provide electric to travel over 300miles.

You could drive to work and back all week and the engine never start

Best of both worlds and does the equivelent of 175mpg!


Hydrogen has got to be the future tho, they just need to sort out the distibution of the stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:40 am

I wonder how our govt would justify 75% tax on what is essentially a water product.

or how the petrol companies will justify 120p a litre.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:50 am

They will just tax more for buying them etc

They will find some way to make money from them.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:31 am

^ err, they are giving grants for buying electric/low emmision cars currently.

That and free road tax. Anything under 99g/km iirc is nothing.

My 206 1.4HDI is 119g/km so tax cost me £30 for a year
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:43 am

i know the US gave a billion towards research, but they cut it back when they realised just how slow a process it'd be to roll out the infrastructure.

as soon as they realise the loss to the treasury on the emissions rates they'll raise it elsewhere, that's pretty much what the debate over moving to tax by the mile and more toll roads is about. Give with one hand take with the other
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PostSubject: Re: Another Electric Waste of time.... err Concept sorry.   Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:29 am

it's nice ish but seems like a lot of hassle and a little to late tbh for saving the planet, carbon footprint Sleep
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