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Want a NEW 100% REAL electric car for $1200

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stephen Rundle, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Apparently loads in Tenerife etc. for tourist hire.
     
  2. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Tangentially, Tenerife is probably a really good place for electric cars - you are never far from a charge point, and it's always windy so the turbines are always generating.
     
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  3. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Is anyone else now being bombarded by Ali-Baba ads for one of these abortions? Three different sites so far this afternoon. :mad:
     
  4. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I'd drive it home.
     
  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I forget that the alcohol level for driving in England is not as low as here. I've long been of the mindset that if I'm having any alcohol at all I won't drive at all. Easier than trying to do the metabolism maths and taking unnecessary risks.
     
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  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Or the pub is just across the field from here;)
     
  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    You think that'd get across the field?
     
  8. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    If I was drunk, I'd probably think that.
     
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  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It'd make an interesting chase.

    I had a pursuit with a road cleaning "scarab" machine once. It had been TWOC'd by a pissed up young woman and I chased her around Reading town centre. I made The Sun with that one, lol.

    Note the use of the word "woman" not "lady".;)
     
  10. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    No epic tale starts with "we were around the vicarage, drinking Shirley Temples...".
     
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  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    No but I would not be surprised if I got Amazon Ads for a 15-18 tonne Scarab road cleaner!
     
  12. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It wasn't one of those big ones. A small one person thing that whizzes up and down pavements etc.

    This was in the late 80's/early '90's so if you have been googling it, it isn't one of the stories that appears.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
  13. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    So how far has the car progressed? Autocar carried out this comparison between two cars a couple of years ago and there's a 90-year gap between them.
    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/autocar-origins-mclaren-senna-vs-austin-seven-road-test

    Because of the diameter of the Austin 7's wheels, it's a darn sight more comfortable over pot-holes than many modern cars, whilst the space the 4 passengers have, is also pretty good too. Doesn't do more than 40mph and a doddle to park! I remember back in the 70s seeing a French farmer carrying a couple of goats in the back; I suppose on arriving at the market he also had to buy a replacement beret though. :oops:

    Maybe Citron need to resurrect the 2CV, put a modern 600cc engine in it and run the thing on Biofuel or LPG as many of the Tuk-Tuks in Asia do? Just make sure you and your passengers aren't prone to sea-sickness whilst on a rough road or cornering 'fast' .... :p
     
  14. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath


    Do you mean "abortions" as to some that is a very upsetting subject, do you mean abominations ?
     
  15. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    There's actually a lot of better/safer looking small EV's getting released in China at the moment, the 4k to 10k market has a lot. Check out the latest Fully Charged Show on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/fullychargedshow) - although it's for the subscribers for the first 24 hours so do it tomorrow!.
     
  16. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    I have been on four different flights when the captain has aborted either the take-off or landing. I was very pleased about that on each occasion.
     
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  17. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    abortion
    /əˈbɔːʃ(ə)n/
    See definitions in:
    All Medicine Biology noun
    1. 1.
      the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
      "concerns such as abortion and euthanasia"
     
  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    You also missed off...

    It fits his post very well!

    2a: a misshapen thing or person : MONSTROSITY
    b informal + sometimes offensive : something regarded as horrifically or disgustingly bad
    3: arrest of development (as of a part or process) resulting in imperfectionalso : a result of such arrest
     

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