Looks like a good product. Be great to see plenty of those sorts of vehicles on the road.
b& On May 3, 2015, at 11:23 AM, Michael Ross <michael.e.r...@gmail.com> wrote: > That looks a lot like the ELF product of the company I just started working > for. I was previously a beta tester for them. It is a good design. I have > been hired to develop new products, but I hope I can add to their > manufacturing, purchasing and other efforts as well. > > Since I am an employee you have to take what I say with an open & skeptical > mind. > > I do still have the beta I bought, and commuted 25 miles each way with. (25 > miles takes about 1kWh at 48VDC nominal on my older machine. > > I degraded my LFP batteries by charging them fully in the hot sun, and have > not bought new packs. Now my commute is too long. I think their current > packs are better than the ones I have, but I have no personal experience with > them. > > The ELF they sell now is better than mine in a number of ways. Fit and > finish, some suspension improvements, many small manufacturing details are > better now.. Mpre options are available. > > It's effective and fun in an urban setting. It is easy for car drivers to > see, and car traffic seems to treat you well - I have found it makes things > go smoother if you wave people around you when it makes sense - some people > just will not cross a double yellow without "permission.". In suburbia you > may want to find more of the 25mph roads, but it really gets you across > intersections, up to speed from a dead stop, and up hills in a way no HPV > only bike can do. On 25mph residential streets you will almost never hold up > car traffic. > > > > On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Ben Goren via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On May 3, 2015, at 12:27 AM, brucedp5 via EV <email@example.com> wrote: > > > The Human Assisted Electric Vehicle could reach speeds of up to 40 mph and > > has a range of about 50 miles. The entire vehicle cost about $4,000 to > > produce. > > Velomobiles are wonderful, as are electric-assist velomobiles. I'm not so > sure they'll well suited for American suburbia...but there are definitely > those for whom such a vehicle is perfect. > > The thing that surprises me, though, is that price tag. It's not that hard to > spend that much on a recumbent trike, let alone add a fairing and an electric > motor, and velomobiles generally start at that price and up -- potentially > way up for high performance ones. > > Anybody know any more about this one? > > b& > -------------- next part -------------- > A non-text attachment was scrubbed... > Name: signature.asc > Type: application/pgp-signature > Size: 801 bytes > Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail > URL: > <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20150503/22e9d827/attachment.pgp> > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA > (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) > > > > > -- > To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. > Thomas A. Edison > > A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought. > Warren Buffet > > Michael E. Ross > (919) 585-6737 Land > (919) 576-0824 Google Phone > (919) 631-1451 Cell > > michael.e.r...@gmail.com > > > -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 801 bytes Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20150505/ae29e340/attachment.pgp> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)