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Re: China bringing electric cars to US
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 12:22:49 AM »
Some years back someone (I think it was RC) linked to an article that predicted that some day we would have new cars selling at $2-3k.  Electric, mass produced vehicles out of China might do it someday.  Electric proposition is so much simpler than an ICE setup.

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Re: China bringing electric cars to US
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 11:08:01 AM »
I always expected Chinese auto companies to import ICE cars to the US.  I might be wrong.  I think they will establish a beachhead in the EV niche and branch out from there.

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Re: China bringing electric cars to US
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 03:26:59 PM »
In the US, meeting bumper crash laws at a low price is going to be the stumbling block, I think. Once they break through that barrier, it's going to be a race to the bottom $$$ for economy EVs that will do highway speeds.  Low speed urban-dweller models that have a top speed of 35 will be first because they aren't subject to as strict bumper law requirements.  Here in NC, you can get a golf cart certified as road-worthy, but only for low speeds.

Check this one out:

Polymaker LSEV Is A Chinese 3D-Printed Car For 7000

https://www.carthrottle.com/post/the-polymaker-lsev-is-a-7000-3d-printed-car-for-china/
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 03:28:40 PM by rcjordan »