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Sugarlips

Electric e type

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Mmm its a yes from me :)

Way better than any other electric car idea i've seen so far

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/jaguar-e-type-concept-zero-first-drive-reborn-electric-classic

I'll have one in full AustinPowers Union Jack style please, yeah baby :) oh and only 300 grand!

Edit just to add this, in case you need inspiration to cough up the dough ..besides my posts just aren't the same without some scantily clad blonde..

https://goo.gl/images/xkzg2F

 

Edited by Sugarlips

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It is exactly the opposite of what an electric car should be -- it is merely a way to show off about your wealth.  What's more, the majority of the environmental costs of an electric car are in the production, compared with in the driving for an ICE car -- so if you produce a vanity product ICE car that'll never be driven, that's sort-of fine because you've at least saved the environmental cost of driving the thing.  This vanity product will likely never get driven (or, at least, never approach the design life of the components), completely wasting the massive environmental impact of production.

But I suppose there's no need for me to worry about it -- in a few years all the vanity products will be the old ICE cars, and pretty much of all types.  Wealthy people will show off their disposable income by having a 50 year old Peugeot 205, running on methanol -- a completely unaccessible luxury compared with what the proles will have to put up with.  

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Lots of Karman Ghias have been done in the US, around $7K for the main components plus you need some batteries and donor car.

A trip to the US to pick up a low rust donor car, stuff the car full of the bits for the conversion and load into container to be shipped back could work.

 

Karmann Ghia EV Conversion Kit, AC Motor, Regen Braking, 1955-1974

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=220

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55 minutes ago, onlyme said:

Lots of Karman Ghias have been done in the US, around $7K for the main components plus you need some batteries and donor car.

A trip to the US to pick up a low rust donor car, stuff the car full of the bits for the conversion and load into container to be shipped back could work.

 

Karmann Ghia EV Conversion Kit, AC Motor, Regen Braking, 1955-1974

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=220

All beetles

http://www.zelectricmotors.com/

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Bit disappointed with the new e-type to be honest.

Had so much potential..  I assumed if they were confident enough to award it such an iconic badge it would be the absolute mutts nuts of electric cars with amazing looks, amazing performance and stamping Jaguar’s mark on the very best of high end electric vehicles.

Instead it’s just a retro “niche” gimmick with average performance, poor range and poor charging features.  It’s going to be a flop.. and it should have been amazing. Very sad.

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But it sounds like a milk float when you drive it - what's the point in that? If I drive a sports car I want the sound of a sports car.

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2 hours ago, onlyme said:

Lots of Karman Ghias have been done in the US, around $7K for the main components plus you need some batteries and donor car.

A trip to the US to pick up a low rust donor car, stuff the car full of the bits for the conversion and load into container to be shipped back could work.

 

Karmann Ghia EV Conversion Kit, AC Motor, Regen Braking, 1955-1974

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=220

Beautiful cars :

e956118a6c93fefa038d422e1073ed65--car-mu

 

 

Edited by Carl Fimble
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5 hours ago, onlyme said:

Lots of Karman Ghias have been done in the US, around $7K for the main components plus you need some batteries and donor car.

A trip to the US to pick up a low rust donor car, stuff the car full of the bits for the conversion and load into container to be shipped back could work.

 

Karmann Ghia EV Conversion Kit, AC Motor, Regen Braking, 1955-1974

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=220

You know, now i've looked into it a bit onlyme i realise you are quite right, there is something about the KG, it has a sexy shapelyness and any loss of sound due to the EV conversation can be made up by the choice of passenger, good suggestion

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2 hours ago, Sugarlips said:

You know, now i've looked into it a bit onlyme i realise you are quite right, there is something about the KG, it has a sexy shapelyness and any loss of sound due to the EV conversation can be made up by the choice of passenger, good suggestion

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Op! Keep yer fanny batter off my paintwork or you're walking home!

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6 hours ago, UmBongo said:

Fek the e-Type, I want this:

Kalashnicov  

:x

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Well this has certainly flushed out the Russian bots on this forum :D

It looks good, in an ironically awful way, which would lose is impact if there were lots on the road.

Presumably it is built to Kalashnikov tolerances and can be stripped down by a blindfolded Babushka in 20 seconds.

Do those front wheels actually manage to turn inside those wheelarches?

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