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The future of cars

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hubba, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    That design is brilliant!
     
  2. William Levesque

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    *pukes all over the place*

    God help us ! :(
     
  3. Hiroshi Awazu

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    WHAT THE %$#@ is that! Bram, I'll take your C-30 ANYDAY over that! If i was to see that on the street, I'll risk going to jail and run it over with my girlfriend's truck! lol! I'm with you here William :D puke puke puke!
     
  4. Péter Bártfai

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    I like that too:)
     
  5. William Levesque

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    At least the Tesla Roadster looked great... But still, 3 big problems with electric sports cars... No, 4...

    1. Heavy... Compared to what you can have with a petrol car...
    2. All automatic, no stick shift...
    3. No (proper) sound...
    4. Souless...
     
  6. Hiroshi Awazu

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    Oh jeez it's electric to top it off,bleah! I'm not interested in electric vehicles what so ever no matter what it is!. As far as i'm concerned AMERICAN PUSHROD V8'S ALL THE WAY!.
     
  7. Péter Bártfai

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    Problem is, we don't have unlimited petrol. Future is electricity in everything.

    I'm sure they're working on everything you said William.

    - They're always working on reducing weight/size of electrical systems

    - I know that they're working on a manual gearbox for electric cars, they just had some issues at first

    - Sound can be solved, you can already make a V4 sound somewhat like V8 f.e. with certain systems, but that's not even the main purpose, sound is a safety issue as well as if pedestrians can't hear the car coming it can lead to an accident.

    - Soul: I think these 2 have souls, and I can't say that about all of today's cars. But I guess this is a subjective thing.
     
  8. Hiroshi Awazu

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    Another thing Peter, speaking in a more sensible note. If electric cars are going to be mass produced in the U.S, they have to stop using coal to power their electricity. Basically they are using something bad to try to make something good and it just does not make any sense. My apologies for the childish remarks.
     
  9. Kevin Ascher

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    I have seen the real i8 concept car at the IAA and it looks brilliant!
     
  10. Hiroshi Awazu

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    Yeh, here's our future with electric cars.



    I'll never have a electric car.
     
  11. Ondrej Kapal

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    I want to die and born 70 years ago, to not experience such a cars in my life... I cant like it :(
     
  12. Senad Subasic

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    They look pretty good to me as well.

    They run on batteries? Shame. Electric cars have no future, utterly useless, except for hypocritical celebrities, as the video above almost seriously demonstrates.
    I don't know an alternative to hydrogen fuel cells.

    Sounds can always be played over :D. If nothing else, to warn other people of a cars presence. Sounds silly, but with time, I guess people would get used to it.
     
  13. William Levesque

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    Hopefully when I die we'll still have real cars...
     
  14. Senad Subasic

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    I'm sure you'll have them, the question is will you be able to afford to drive it :tongue:
     
  15. Ondrej Kapal

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    for sure, oil resources are available for next 100 years... at least, they always found new and new resources :p
     
  16. William Levesque

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    Hopefully ! XD
     
  17. Péter Bártfai

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    If you run out of fuel km-s from a petrol station what do you do?:) People need to plan + batteries need to improve (and I'm sure they will).