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minimadman
10-27-2002, 10:21 AM
Check out the "Tango" at this site:

http://www.commutercars.com/intro.html<br>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~
IB/IB MC + SP, MFSW, chrome, cloth + 17x7.5 SSR Comps & Bridgestone S03s

MG BGT
10-27-2002, 11:38 AM
at first glance I thought the images had somehow gotten laterally compressed...

maxwell
10-27-2002, 03:17 PM

Alan Kilian
10-27-2002, 08:41 PM
8.801 second 1/4 mile in an electric vehicle.

maxwell
10-27-2002, 10:39 PM
How many stock production street cars do a 12 sec. 1/4?

Alan Kilian
10-27-2002, 11:14 PM
I'm not actually convinced that this car exists.

Things like "Could be powered by a fuel cell or internal combustion
enging" makes me think this is not a real car.

Anyone actually seen one?

Can enyone verify the 0-60 MPH performance?

(I doubt it actually)

minimadman
10-27-2002, 11:40 PM
Go back to the site and click on the header (COMMUTER CARS CORPORATION) at the top of the page. This will get you to the main page and on to others where you'll see (among other things) that some of the numbers are extrapolated. I think it's also interesting that there haven't been any status updates since Dec 2001. Check out the video and I think you'll agree that this is a real prototyte, but I suspect the investors (& their money) may have dried up...too bad.<br>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~
IB/IB MC + SP, MFSW, chrome, cloth + 17x7.5 SSR Comps & Bridgestone S03s

Jenkster
10-28-2002, 01:37 AM
performance claims were definitely exaggerated to attract investment dollars. If you look down the list of the Elec Drag results you posted earlier to 'tango' you find a time of 16.305 sec and 79.47 MPH, which is quite a bit slower than the 12 sec 120 MPH claim of the promoter. The other drawback not mentioned is the cost of $80-$100k, for a 50 mile range electric car that must contain 950lbs of ballast to prevent it from tipping over. Not exactly a viable commuter transporation alternative.

Electric motors develop their peak torque at 0 RPM, which is why they will always do well in drag races.


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