|chris with epic boats is using the resin infusion method he used to build his 'better wakeboat' to build 300mpg vehicles as well now. it's pretty cool looking and i was able to snap a few pics at their private launch party. i just thought it was interesting that a technology developed for wakeboarding could have a great application like this. |
who knew wakeboarding could possibly change the world?
|So the same technology that allows us to sink our boats with 4000lbs of water and burn tens of gallons of gas per day, is also helping us create lightweight/fuel efficient cars! |
That is awesome though. I wonder if we will see these things hit the mainstream soon? I remember a post a while back said they were going to cost $20k?
|That thing looks like a Bond car...press a button and watch the wings flip out on the side and take off. 300 mpg...I could go to work for 3 weeks on 1 gallon. |
|What, no transom remote? |
|pretty cool, but i wonder what one looks like when its been hit by a 2500HD going 65 mph...|
|thats cool but i dont think that technology was built for wakeboarding exclusively by epic, i think i remember hearing that its been around just not used in wakeboarding boats|
|I wonder if that thing can tow a boat and trailer. |
|Nice- using products that contribute to Global Warming as a means to "save" the enviroment. |
|you know that the products that contribute to global warming are made by companies that sponsor your events, right?|
|Joe: resin infusion is nothing new. Mabey his method |
(that I know nothing about) is somthing new. What method is Chris using can you elebroate on it.
|how much are they planning to try and sell this car for? I could see paying 12-15k because it is pretty small.|
|Tim thats very generous of you. |
I think a Toyta Prius sells for like $26K
I doubt your gonna get somthing that gets 300 MPG
for less than a Prius.
|By WCW (walt) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 12:19 pm:
|Thats a crazy looking rig !|
|I guess you didn't read my post, but in an old thread, Chris was saying about $20k.|
|Hey Joe- I don't promote So Cal INT anymore. |
Not a fan of R Stocks but INT as a whole is a great organization.......
Nice car EPIC has there- i'd love to check out thier boats though. Where/when are there some Demo days to check the ride???
|If only they could put a 300 MPG motor in a tow boat. Perhaps an Epic? |
|Leo, thanks, I missed that. 20k would be reasonable. |
Crash safety would be interesting to hear about too.
|The motor is a 37HP diesel and like a 12HP electric motor. Doubt that will push an epic!|
|It might push it down a river. |
|wheres the tower |
|the plugin hybrid version costs 29,900 and the all electric version costs 26,900 according to aptera.com|
|Ok, guess the 20k pricetag was off. Still not bad at under 30k. When will we start seeing them on the road?|
|thats sooo cool!!!! |
300mpg is INSANE!!!!
more power to them
|I doubt that rig gets 300mph? |
Interesting concept for sure, but a true application on the road... huh uh. We have a smart car dealership just down the road from my work place. Whenever I see them trying to negotiate through traffic around here I cringe. They're as dangerous as a motorcycle with no ability to accelerate to avoid an accident. Your a sitting duck in what amounts to an eggshell.