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#1 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:04 AM

... I'm happy living in the past.

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Browsing the 'Hammond' column of the Mirror this morning I noted that this hideous device has just been given the nod for sale in the UK.

Apparently it's a Zap Xebra, electric powered um, THING.

Not enough wheels, looks like a shoe, 88 different flavours of wrongness!!!

At least it will give beardy Mr Twits and odd-ball pidgeon fanciers something to bodge with wood-screws in place of a Reliant Robin.

URGH!

#2 OFFLINE   Mike D

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:08 AM

It looks like a 3 wheel matiz!!yuk

#3 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:15 AM

No-one, no matter how low their self-esteem, would choose to drive round in that. Its just not gonna happen. Surely most folk would opt for global warming instead!

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#4 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:19 AM

I love it!

#5 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:37 PM

Why can't electric cars ever resemble... you know, cars?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:53 PM

horrible! I'm on the transport design course at cov uni, quite a few students are working on electric city cars most look pretty good. Problem is if you make tham look like normal cars you wont be able to show off to every one that you are saving the planet etc :wink: :lol:
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#7 OFFLINE   mk2_craig

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

Kudos to the first person who can work out which parts bin the side doors have been lifted from. My guess of Fiat Punto mk2 proved to be a little wide of the mark

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:26 PM

Surely no credible car manufacturer would design doors with such thick window surrounds as those. I say they were custom designed for this application by the skilled engineers of 'The Hwung Leng 741862 car door manufacturing works' of Guangzhou province, Peoples Republic of China.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:32 PM

What a sack of cack that is! rather have a Reliant Regal 3/25 anyday :lol:

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:32 PM

Range: Up to25 miles per charge

Great :roll:

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:51 PM

And what's with that Cyclops centre light?Was mooching around the Lexus showroom last week, and they do a hybrid 4x4 massive concrete bunker on wheels thing. Yummy mummies save the planet, yah?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:53 PM

Range: Up to25 miles per charge

Great :roll:

Not quite so, only three miles range on the battery, the remainder is the distance it rolls over and over before coming to rest after hitting the first corner :)

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:04 PM

Kudos to the first person who can work out which parts bin the side doors have been lifted from. My guess of Fiat Punto mk2 proved to be a little wide of the mark

I thought perhaps the Dacia Logan, but the leading edge of the front door is a bit different. And trailing edge of rear door more rounded? And handle positions differ. Similar though!

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:12 PM

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:17 PM

I am gobsmacked at the level of bullshit on Zap's website. Their "other cars", none of which actually seem to exist have some outrageous claims like the Zap-X...

ZAP has announced with Lotus Engineering the development of the new ZAP-X Crossover, incorporating distinct technological advancements that will result in one of the most advanced electric cars ever developed. ZAP and Lotus are utilizing the award-winning APX lightweight aluminum architecture design to achieve unprecedented levels of performance and utility for electric cars. The drive system alone is enough to excite driving fanatics, featuring an innovative all-wheel drive option with revolutionary electric motors inside each of the wheels, potentially delivering 644 horsepower and speeds up to 155mph. An advanced battery system will enable the car to travel a range up to 350 miles between charges, with a rapid charge technology that can recharge the batteries in as little as 10 minutes.

Yet they can't make a poxy three wheeler that can do more than 25 miles after a 5 hour charge? Enfield Electrics could do that 30 years ago.

#16 OFFLINE   Justin Case

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:22 PM

How about this version for trips to the zoo or safari park :shock: :

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:56 PM

http://www.zapworld....ocs/zap-apx.pdf155mph!0-60 4.8secs!644hp!4wd!350 miles per charge!10 mins recharge!$25000!Flying pigs!

#18 OFFLINE   Marty

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:39 PM

Prepare yourself for a whole new driving experience. Xebra Truck's do not attempt to behave like other vehicles

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For one, you can get f'all in them, for two, you can go nowhere without a bastard long extension lead, for three they have the evil eye.....

Red Ken, you deserve to have your manhood fester but never drop off for bringing about the invention of such henious things. I would rather insert tampax up my nose than drive that^^^^

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:23 PM

This is the closest I got to finding where the doors come from.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:45 PM

People happily buy these dangerous heaps...
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Zero emissions, climate neutral.

I wonder how all those power stations generate their 'leccy.

From just £8,895 inc VAT

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#21 OFFLINE   Ratdat

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:58 PM

If you were to buy one with all the options it'd cost well over £13,000!!

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:15 PM

Hahaha! Always makes me laugh when they say about how clean something is because it is electric. That's right folks, instead of using modern unleaded fuel, your car will now be driven by the coal-fired furnace of Ferrybridge C Power Station..... utter madness!

#23 OFFLINE   docker

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:07 PM

don't you know....if you can't see the pollution it never happened?

#24 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:11 PM

If you were to buy one with all the options it'd cost well over £13,000!!

WHAT!????Right, so I'm a "bad person". My mileage is like 3000 a year. So even if I choose to do that in a 19-year old, recycled 25mpg BMW silky six, that makes me SATAN INCARNTE, yes?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:17 PM

You are truly the ROOT OF ALL EVIL.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 02:49 PM

I`m going to do something similar to Hyundai planting a tree for every car they sell - For every one of those ludicrous contraptions sold in the UK I am going to handbuild a 1930s Cadillac V16 to offset the carbon reduction.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 08:02 PM

At least everyone on here can sleep soundly in their beds with the knowledge that keeping older cars running and not buying a branny every couple of years does less harm to the planet.The hardest part is trying to convince all the other numpties who believe everything the manufacturers and government tell them :roll:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:50 PM

Another 'leccy machine, this one however has a longer range and can be fitted with an optional diesel engine.http://www.nicecarco... ... me_17.htmlOn a slightly more sensible theme, they also make electric scooters.http://www.nicecarco... ... ix_96.html62mph, now that's more like it.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:46 AM

On a slightly more sensible theme, they also make electric scooters.http://www.nicecarco... ... ix_96.html62mph, now that's more like it.

Hey that looks pretty c- .....SEVEN GRAND?!

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:03 AM

Range: Up to25 miles per charge

Great :roll:
By way of coincidence, whilst Christmas shopping today I was looking at this battery powered car from Zaptoys
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I suspect it may have a superior range :lol:




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