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Bricklin's latest: Plug-in hybrids

January 21, 2007

The unsinkable Malcolm Bricklin just surfaced again.

Just weeks after Chinese automaker Chery dumped him in favor of negotiations to build small cars with DaimlerChrysler, the fearless salesman who brought Yugo to the United States says he is talking with 15 Chinese automakers who would build revolutionary plug-in hybrid electric cars for his company, Visionary Vehicles.

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Details are scarce, but Bricklin's Web site says the cars will get 100 m.p.g. and hit the market in 2009.

Visionary Vehicles plans to build a prototype in the United States and field a product line that would begin with a $25,000 to $35,000 midsize sedan and grow to include a crossover vehicle and a hardtop convertible, according to a report in USA Today. Financing is to be determined.

By Mark Phelan
 

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I will place a gentleman's bet with anyone who caresto take it - this will never, ever happen.

And not just because it is Malcolm Bricklin.

He is doing the exact same thing again - proposing to bring in a vehicle that will, at the time he finally could get something here, will be an also-ran. The big three will already have these out by next year.

Malcolm's biggest hurdle is himself. He should get something here, THEN sell it.
 

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I will place a gentleman's bet with anyone who caresto take it - this will never, ever happen.

And not just because it is Malcolm Bricklin.

He is doing the exact same thing again - proposing to bring in a vehicle that will, at the time he finally could get something here, will be an also-ran. The big three will already have these out by next year.

Malcolm's biggest hurdle is himself. He should get something here, THEN sell it.
I think it was in his best interest to of tried to continue working with chery.
 

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Hybrid cars are a stop gap solution leading to full blown electric cars. What is the magic number for range required for electric cars to be viable?

Here is a full size Chevy truck that can do 150 miles per charge!

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2006/12/01/edta-conference-more-details-on-uqm-s-electric-silverado/

Want a high tech motor solution?

http://www.uqm.com/

Want some safe Lithium batteries?

http://www.valence.com/SafetyVideo.asp

Want some really high power batteries that are supposedly also safe?

http://www.a123systems.com/
http://www.a123racing.com/

640,000 Watts = 858 hp?

http://cafeelectric.com/products/zilla/index.html

Need a powerful fast battery charger?

http://www.manzanitamicro.com/chargers3.htm

You think electric cars are slow?

http://www.plasmaboyracing.com/whitezombie.php

An electric 1988 Jeep Cherokee?

http://www.driveev.com/jeepev/home.php

A fast electric motorcycle?

http://www.killacycle.com/about/

A billion gas burning cars sure won't help the air quality in China.

What do you need from me to make electric cars a reality?

Look at these little things:

http://www.russcoev.com/

Nice looking electronics huh?

Can you read Japanese?

http://www.jevc.gr.jp/

Pretty neat...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliica

Bonus link for developers/engineers:

http://www.geocities.com/sorefeets/balancerland/
 
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