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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #400 on: January 13, 2021, 06:29:58 AM »
Safety is my biggest concern with that design
The square box of the cabin looks strong and safe, but there rest is also looking the same and would have very give in impact.to act as a crumple zone.

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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #401 on: January 13, 2021, 07:18:03 AM »
I believe that wearing of seatbelts is still not compulsory in the US ??? ::)
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #402 on: January 13, 2021, 11:16:34 AM »
Still the case.in some of the stars.  Some the police.can only.do something, IF you commit some other offence first.  ???

Even scarier is some of the Motorcycle helmet laws.  Some have no helmets bit you must wear glasses/ goggles.  Also no consistency in what standard the helmet must meet
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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #403 on: January 13, 2021, 11:24:09 AM »
Safety is my biggest concern with that design

I must admit that it didn't occur to me.

I drive a Series 1 Land Rover so I have low standards.


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Re: Interesting read on electric cars
« Reply #404 on: January 13, 2021, 06:06:11 PM »


Is that a yank thing to make the wheel track wider at the rear. Seems like a waste of energy to have to create 4 separate wheel ruts


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« Reply #405 on: January 13, 2021, 07:59:57 PM »
Lol I know, but that was just Toyota cheaping out to fit a wider motor in a narrow wheel track.
I understand it was because Toyota didn’t want to completely redesign  the 79 series when they were going to replace the model in a few years anyway, it was supposed to be just a stop gap vehicle


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