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Honda has got its innovative design, MOJO back !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickyears:
    You are already out of time then.

    The UK is planning to ban new petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2040. By 2050 all cars on the road must be zero emission. The EU the same. Denmark banning new from 2030. Norway from 2025.

    95% of new cars sold worldwide go into just 10 countries (China, US, Japan, Canada, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden by volume). The schedule is there, the solution doesn't yet exist to support the charging.
    I still think it will change over the next 25 years and in rural areas much much longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    As soon as I saw the Honda it reminded me of the V Golf and when I clicked the video link the 2nd comment I see posted by someone else is

    Still looks cool.
    It reminded me of the 1980's


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    It will be interesting to see how this electric car deals with Great Walls already poor reputation, I know over here, mechanics nicknamed them, Great Shames, which also reflects their abysmal resale value from a brand POV.

    However, I do agree that it is refreshing to see a greatly simplified EV city car minus all the gimmicky stuff and wish all manufacturers adopted the same philosophy with the keep it simple car for the masses approach that VW did with the first Beetle in the 60’s/70’s.

    So, providing this Great Wall EV can prove to be acceptably durable and fuss free to live with on a day to day basis, then it ‘might’ do ok, providing the public are politically cool with investing their money in it over a trusted, Korean, German or Japanese, alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    It will be interesting to see how this electric car deals with Great Walls already poor reputation, I know over here, mechanics nicknamed them, Great Shames, which also reflects their abysmal resale value from a brand POV.

    However, I do agree that it is refreshing to see a greatly simplified EV city car minus all the gimmicky stuff and wish all manufacturers adopted the same philosophy with the keep it simple car for the masses approach that VW did with the first Beetle in the 60’s/70’s.

    So, providing this Great Wall EV can prove to be acceptably durable and fuss free to live with on a day to day basis, then it ‘might’ do ok, providing the public are politically cool with investing their money in it over a trusted, Korean, German or Japanese, alternative.
    I still say there must be a market for people like me who want and EV that is an ordinary car... I'm running a Vectra estate here in the UK... it's spot on for my purposes... most EVs seem to be either shopping carts or race cars... I'm more than happy with the performance I get from the 1.9CDTi which I've had remapped (around 190bhp)... no need for the silly Tesla performance or the overly pristine interiors that isn't very family friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    It will be interesting to see how this electric car deals with Great Walls already poor reputation, I know over here, mechanics nicknamed them, Great Shames, which also reflects their abysmal resale value from a brand POV.

    However, I do agree that it is refreshing to see a greatly simplified EV city car minus all the gimmicky stuff and wish all manufacturers adopted the same philosophy with the keep it simple car for the masses approach that VW did with the first Beetle in the 60’s/70’s.

    So, providing this Great Wall EV can prove to be acceptably durable and fuss free to live with on a day to day basis, then it ‘might’ do ok, providing the public are politically cool with investing their money in it over a trusted, Korean, German or Japanese, alternative.
    Modern entry level cars should be entry level but with modern safety features e.g. ABS breaks, crash test compliant etc

    I'm sure the power to weight ratio will improve as hybrid battery / capacitor systems come on stream for microcars.

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    Vanity and gluttony should really be taxed very heavily

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