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SDSU Students Create Sporty Hybrid Vehicle

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the rack-and-peanut-steering dept.

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Nevyan writes "SDSU Engineering students working in conjunction with real life designers create an electric hybrid vehicle that actually...well.. looks cool for all the right reasons. Participant in the Tour de Sol. I happened to see this vehicle on campus at SDSU and I want to buy one so badly." Njaneer.com has more information and photos - here's one to give you an idea of the size.

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LNUX DEATH WATCH (-1)

RoboTroll (560160) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663620)

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.NET forms are the coolest (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663638)

I love you, man.

first post (-1, Offtopic)

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I bet (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663632)

My brother's Hot Wheels Rock-em Sock-em White Ford Bronco could outrun that plastic piece of shit.

Early post for CLIT... SUCK IT!! (-1)

Big_Ass_Spork (446856) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663633)

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s come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so ca
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s to homosexuality to pedophilia.What better way of demonstrating this than
by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Li
nux's mos t o utspok en a dv ocates: * Linus Torv
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or VD 'L, ' c learly r ef er ring to himself by the first
initial. * R ichar d M. S tallm an [geocities.com], spoke
spervert for t he Gay sex' s Not U nusual 'movement' is an a
nagram of m an s cram t hril l ad. * A lan Cox [microsoft.
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sexual [goatse.cx] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is pr
obably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as
we know he's always s hoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Up
date: Eric S. Raymo n d is actually an anagram for se
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is also documented t hat Evil Sicko Gaymond is respo
nsible for a nauseat ing piece of code called Fetchmai
l [microsoft.com], which is obviously sinister sodom
ite slang for 'Felc h Male' -- a disgusting practise.
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um. In fact, it a ppears that the dirty Linux fag
gots set out to u n de rmine the good Republican instit
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chard 'Master' Stal lman goes, that filthy fudge-pac
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conform in any c ircumstance,' he says. 'It's ab
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n.com]!Speaking a b o ut 'flaming,' who better to point
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lot. You can come w ith me if you want, but it takes
a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a no
te from my docto r?'Is this why you were touchin
g your penis [ro t ten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And
letting the othe r boys touch it too?We should als
o point out that & #9617; Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Sl
ashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doub
t? For those fort unate few who aren't aware of t
he list of homos e xual [goatse.cx] terminology fo
und inside the L inux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is
a pervert who g ains sexual gratification from h
aving a thin stra w inserted into his urethra (or
to use the comm on parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then
his homosexual [ goatse.cx]lover blows firmly dow
n the straw to in flate his scrotum. This is, of
course, when he's n ot busy violating the dignity a
nd copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering
together their po stings and publishing them en mas
se to further hi s twisted and manipulative journa
listic agenda.Si ck, disgusting antichristian pe
rverts, the lot o f them.In addition, many of the
Linux distributi ons (a 'distribution' is the mo
st common way to spread the faggots' wares) are r
un by faggot gro ups. The Slackware [redhat.com]
distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wea
r to allow easy a ccess to the anus for sexual pu
rposes . Furthermore, Slackware is

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scary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663660)

this actually renders better in mozilla

Re:scary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663778)

The funny thing is i actually opened up Mozilla quick to see if you were right... and well, I wish I hadn't.

Re:scary (1)

mrwonton (456172) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663792)

Weather it renders better or not, I still love Mozilla 1.0

SDSU Prof. Thompson's death in auto accident... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663813)

... I see at that web site
http://www.njaneer.com/
That the Mechanical Engineering department chairman
died in an automobile accident on April 23rd.
I don't suppose he was driving their hybrid
sports car design at the time, was he? Hope not.

That car is awesome. Is it licensed for use on
US highways? I hope a startup company runs with it
and sells lots of them for low prices. We can wish.

Re:Early post for CLIT... SUCK IT!! (-1)

handybundler (232934) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663793)

Is that the long lost shit encrusted pink skirted la-la dancer only knnnnnnnnown as pork_vestibule?

YES!! Finally!! (2)

cr@ckwhore (165454) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663637)

I've been saying this among friends for a while... the only reason that these early electric and hybrid cars all look like ass! I think Honda caught onto the design thing, and thus we have the hybrid Civic. Other than that, this new car looks almost attractive.

Re:YES!! Finally!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663695)

Here [acpropulsion.com] is a better looking, better performing car, and it ain't no stnking "hybrid".

Re:YES!! Finally!! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663717)

And *only* at the measily cost of somewhere between $40-120K US.

Give me a break...

Re:YES!! Finally!! (1)

Izanagi (466436) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663746)

Well, this is the first hybrid I've seen that you literally put on! On your ass for that matter too!

Re:YES!! Finally!! (4, Funny)

RAzaRazor (562318) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663765)

Yeah, it looks cool so you can pick up the chicks.

But with no back seat, how are you supposed to get laid???

Drunk...cannot make sense of post...head hurting.. (4, Funny)

Tyler Durden (136036) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663828)

"I've been saying this among friends for a while... the only reason that these early electric and hybrid cars all look like ass! "

Arrrrggggghhh!!! Finish the sentence! What is this supposed to mean?

-Tyler

Vacuums really make my blood boil.

External Design as Promotion (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663840)

It doesn't cost any extra to design/create a nice-looking automobile unless you want Pininfarina et all to put their name to it.

Alternative (non-petroleum) fuels will take another 20 years to become affordable.

You want to tip the balance, and H2/electrical cannot do it yet - too expensive and not enough power/range.

Perhaps multi-millionaire movie stars should be forced by contract to be transported in "eco-safe" vehicles so that all us drones will follow suit.

Good thing you don't need gas (1)

Gerrioholic99 (309014) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663640)

I am sure that after you spend all that money on one of those suckers... you'll be glad you're saving all that gas money

body ripped off thunderranch (4, Informative)

Rev. DeFiLEZ (203323) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663641)

laff, thats the "riot" by thunder ranch [thunderranch.com] .
not exactly but i assume its mods are for the hybrid part or it could be the riot 2 (thunder ranch is slow on putting things on their page)

-rev

"Ripped off"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663699)


Maybe they just bought a Riot kit and put thier engine in it.

Duh.

Although that does dampen the whole "looks really fucking cool" angle.

a tribute! (-1)

on by (572414) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663643)

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The irony (1, Offtopic)

pheph (234655) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663644)

Right next to the picture of a tiny 'high performance' car that probably wouldn't withstand the impact of the cone its steering around is a link entitled 'SDSU College of Engineering suffers a tremendous loss... [njaneer.com] which details a professor who recently died in an auto accident.

SDSU != South Dakota State University (5, Funny)

DaHat (247651) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663652)

Just a warning to all of my fellow South Dakota residence... in this case SDSU is not South Dakota State University in Brookings South Dakota, but sadly is in fact San Diego State University... blast those Californians taking all of our acronyms... in this world if you say SF or SD people think you mean San Francisco or San Diego... when will the world learn that they mean Sioux Falls and South Dakota instead! The FAA and Post Office agree with me... when will the rest of you?

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (1)

DavittJPotter (160113) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663683)

Heh. I was, in fact, wondering. :) I expected to see a BHSU acronym in there some where.

Heh.

Thanks for a laugh.

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (2)

nick this (22998) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663807)

That's because BHSU students couldn't design a hybrid car. Generally, they'd be lucky to merely identify a car correctly two times out of three.

Now SDSM&T, on the other hand... *that's* an engineering school.

:)

Let the flames begin. (Between me an the other four /. readers from SD)

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (1)

Gojira Shipi-Taro (465802) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663686)

What exactly is made/produced/grown in South Dakota? Not intended as a flame, I just realized that I don't really know...

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (2, Interesting)

thunderbird46 (315436) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663715)

Lots of wheat, corn, soybeans, and beef. Some tech products, though, too -- Gateway started out here.

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (1)

Gojira Shipi-Taro (465802) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663759)

Thanks! For some reason I thought Gateway had started in Kansas. Must have to do with the fact that my sister lives there and she's got a fascination with the spotted cow pattern that they use on their boxes... :)

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663750)

Corn, beans, wheat, and some sorguhm are grown here. For tech stuff, there is Gateway and there's a 3M plant here too.

Out west in the state, there is a gold mine.

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (0, Interesting)

Drunken Coward (574991) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663798)

Gateway's headquarters was moved a couple years back to...

wait for it...

San Diego! Actually, it was La Jolla, but that's just about the same.

SD - In brief (0, Offtopic)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663849)

Wheat, Corn, Buffalo, ammunition, firearms, cattle, dinosaur bones.

South Dakota used to have 150 Minuteman missile silos, and B-52s. Now it has a bunch of B-1Bs

There are 700,000 people there, 1 Representative, 2 Senators, 2 freeways, Mount Rushmore and the Corn Palace.

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (1)

thunderbird46 (315436) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663725)

Bwahahaha! Well said! As an engineering student at South Dakota State I looked at the title of this article and asked myself, "Why the heck wasn't this thing at Engineering Expo?!?"

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663757)

they were too busy gawking over that sexy new john deere tractor.

Re:SDSU != South Dakota State University (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663876)

The FAA... agree with me

I work for the Fresno Academic Administration and I can assure you that we do not!

impact on the enviornment? (2, Interesting)

Profe55or Booty (540761) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663653)

i know it's not completely on topic, but i'm starting to question whether or not hybrid cars are really more safe for the enviornment. after all, where does the electricity for the car come from? mostly from fossil-fuel burning power plants which really do the same thing as your car.

i may be missing something here, if so please point it out.

greg clarke

Re:impact on the enviornment? (5, Informative)

Dreamweaver (36364) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663669)

Modern hybrid cars don't get plugged into electrical outlets. They use some sort of conservation strategy to burn gasoline in order to charge up a battery while you're driving, that way you run part of the time purely on electric power. Thus, you still fill it up with gas; just less often than normal. That's why you'll see hybrid cars advertising some big number of miles-per-gallon.

So yeah, hybrids aren't as clean as a purely electrical or hydrogen fuel-cell car would be, but they have significantly less emissions-per-mile than a regular car simply because they burn less fuel over time.

(Note, I may be totally off about the battery charging thing. I don't know or claim to know how they work exactly, but I know that's the basic premise. Anyone with more details, please post. I'd like to know more but have never found myself motivated to go look :))

Re:impact on the enviornment? (2)

TheOnlyCoolTim (264997) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663704)

Whenever you brake, instead of just wasting all the energy that the wheels have, some of it is converted into electricity.

Tim

Re:impact on the enviornment? (1)

fo0bar (261207) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663865)

Modern hybrid cars don't get plugged into electrical outlets. They use some sort of conservation strategy to burn gasoline in order to charge up a battery while you're driving, that way you run part of the time purely on electric power. Thus, you still fill it up with gas; just less often than normal. That's why you'll see hybrid cars advertising some big number of miles-per-gallon.

As TheOnlyCoolTim also mentioned, resistence from braking (and even coasting to some extent) is used to power the battery. This is called regenerative braking. Modern hybrid cars use both that and what you mentioned; taking extra energy from the engine and essentially turning the electric motor backwards into a generator. This is all computer controlled, allowing maximum power to be automatically used if it's needed (climbing up a hill or whatnot), but not wasting too much energy when the extra power is not needed.

Re:impact on the enviornment? (2, Insightful)

Rimbo (139781) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663692)

Hybrid cars get their electricity from the motor, usually a diesel. It's the same idea as running SETI@Home on your computer, or how a turbo works -- pumping spare energy into storage, to give you a boost one way or another.

As for electrics, the electricity at least doesn't HAVE to come from a fossil-fuel-burning plant. It can come from hydroelectric power, from wind power, from solar power, or from nuclear power. It at least gives us a choice of what power source we can use, by converting that power source into something universal.

Ultimately, the real problem with fossil fuels is that we're locked into using them -- this is bad because we will eventually run out, and it is bad because we are forced to send our money to folks in the Middle East, some of whom then send that money to terrorist organizations, some of whom then kill Americans.

Electricity, at least, can be created through many sources.

But then, that's electrics, not hybrids.

Re:impact on the enviornment? Gas, not diesel! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663875)

Hybrid cars (in the United States of gAs) are gasoline engines. If the trucker unions wouldn't rise up against the government, we could get much cleaner diesel engines, which would make diesel/hybrids attractive.

The problem with battery powered or hydrogen powered cars is where is the energy generation coming from? Sure, some areas will get their energy from cleaner plants, but if you're in a high density area (like the northeast) it's coming from coal plants that are going to f*ck up the environment even more.

A common misconception. (5, Informative)

raygundan (16760) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663701)

That's either one of the most common misconceptions about hybrid cars, or a magnificent troll. I'll answer it either way, just so somebody else isn't confused...

Current hybrids like the Prius, Insight, and Civic don't need external electric charging. Their batteries are very small, and store energy generated by braking or excess power from the gas engine if necessary. The economy comes from a couple of things:

1. You get back energy when you brake.
2. Your gas+electric motors combined are approximately the same power output as a traditional gas motor, but you can turn off part of a hybrid when you don't need it. So you've got the power you need for acceleration, but once you're cruising, the extra motor can cut out leaving you using less energy.
3. Your gas engine can shut off at stoplights, since your electric motor acts as the world's most kickass starter motor. (For example, the Prius' electric motor brings the gas engine to speed in less than one revolution)
4. Your electric motor doesn't waste power "idling".

At no point are you ever charging your battery with power generated from a power plant. They really are just more efficient than gas-only cars at the moment.

Re:A common misconception. (2)

flewp (458359) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663733)

Actually, in the next generation hybrid cars (Due out in 2003 or 2004) according to a Popular Science article, these hybrids will have boosted acceleration. The electric motors coupled with their standard engines gives more power for acceleration. However, the electric motors are not as efficient at higher speeds. If I recall the article correctly, Dodge believes they could reduce 0-60 time by 2 seconds if a system were put on a Viper. I vaguely recall something about 200 extra horses, but I can't say with any certainty that's the case.
I believe the "Big Three" are all also going to be putting out hybrids such as SUVs and trucks in the next couple years.

Are they really that efficient? (1)

Latent Heat (558884) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663824)

How much hybrid efficiency is in the hybrid part and how much is light, aerodynamic car on skinny tires with some advanced engine technology?

The Toyota Echo and the new Corolla have a similar VVT gas engine as the Prius, and Consumer Reports tests suggested that their real-world gas mileage was only marginally worse than the Prius.

Yes - Impact on the enviornment, but less (1)

OffTheRack (551671) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663751)

Ironically, this hybrid burns diesel fuel. That is a pretty dirty thing.

However, one way hybrids are cleaner than conventional rides burning the same materials is that they run their combustion engines at a constant "ideal" rpm. All piston engines have a specific RPM where the ratio of pollution to power is smallest. Car engines driving wheels mechanically pollute more and burn more fuel because have to speed up and slow down.

Diesel-Electric trains replaced direct drive combustion and steam locomotives decades ago for this reason.

Re:impact on the enviornment? (2)

Skidge (316075) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663754)

Others pointed out that current hybrids aren't plugged in to get their power, but even if they were, it would probably be cleaner. If the power is generated at a fossil fuel burning plant, the pollution is coming from a single point source -- much easier to clean/filter/whatever than when it comes out the tail pipes of cars spread all over the landscape.

Anyone else remember the Bill Nye episode where he explained this?

Dumbass (2)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663804)

Hybrid cars get their power from burning gasoline in a regular car engine. They just need to burn less of it.

You missed a lot actually ;-) (2, Interesting)

modme (562343) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663825)



Cars (internal combustion engine) emit more nasty stuff than greenhouse gases - chemicals such as benzene, adversely affect human health.

In fact, the two most carcinogenic substances known are emitted from trucks. Diesel fumes are generally considered 25 times more carcinogenic than cigarette smoke - we worry about some passive smoking in a bar, but have trucks/buses/generators blasting diesel into the air *WTF*?

The comments of Dr. Paul Davies were even raised in the South Australian parliament - that more people die from exhaust emissions each year than speed and alcohol related road accidents!!!!!! Where is the TV advertising campaign "Drive a diesel engine - and you're a bloody idiot" !! :-)

In terms of health hydrocarbons suck - to me it makes more sense to emit some extra C02 in order to make electricity for cars. Other than it's affect on global warming, C02 is relatively clean - its not unhealthy to breate - certainly compared to car emissions.

Production of materials such as concrete produce obscene greenhouse gases, we could make a few less tons of that per year to compensate for the extra levels from electricity for cars :-)

Quite impressive... (1)

httpamphibio.us (579491) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663656)

If you were to remove the Manufacturer, Type, and Maximum Range lines from the specs page it would read like any other car company. I wonder why it only has a 5 gallon tank, which limits it to 400 miles driving range (which is still decent). I attend Western Washington University, where our engineering department is famous for the Vehicle Research Institute... I wonder if there's anything similar happening on campus.

Re:Quite impressive... (2)

Geekboy(Wizard) (87906) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663698)

My regular Honda Civic that I drive to work every day gets about 400 miles to the tank. If I had to only fill up 5 gallons, compared to the 10 I have to now, I'd hella get it.

Fiero F-40 kit? (1)

Homerew (149183) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663658)

it looks like one of those fiero F40's. I wouldn't wanna be seen dead in that thing. Maybe Carmac could get one tho.

Re:Fiero F-40 kit? (1)

Gojira Shipi-Taro (465802) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663703)

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Re:Fiero F-40 kit? (2)

flewp (458359) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663748)

I think it looks more like one of those new ugly Toyota MR2's.
On a side note, I don't think anyone should try and recreate the F40, it's the greatest driving machine of all time.

I'd buy it (1)

indigofire.net (574415) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663668)

I've said for a while that when they make electric or hybrid cars that are as fun to drive as mine (I drive a Mazda MX-6, '93), I'll go for it. With a peak output of 250HP, that's definitely getting there! I haven't actually tested my car for power / accelleration, but 0-60 in 7s is nice. I just wonder how long the battery would last with ME driving!

Now, if they can find a way to produce them economically (i.e. I can't pay more than $40,000CDN for one), then I'd buy one.

Re:I'd buy it (4, Informative)

raygundan (16760) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663718)

You don't have to charge the battery in a hybrid from an external source. Ever. Just put gas in. In fact, aggressive driving with lots of hard braking would charge it faster in current hybrids.

Honda has a sweet prototype called the DualNote [popsci.com] that makes 400hp and gets 43mpg. I would certainly be in for that!! I'd be even happier at 200hp/86mpg, though. Something small and fun like a WRX that gets 86mpg would rule.

Re:I'd buy it (1)

PD (9577) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663822)

Gimme a break with that 250 HP stuff. More like 170 probably. If you had 250HP in an MX-3, even the special purple ones, you'd be in the high 5's 0-60.

And yes, I've actually driven one of the purple ones with the special engine, suspension, etc. It's a truly excellent car, but not 250 HP.

Here is a mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663677)

Re:Here is a mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663716)

Very funny. Here's a real mirror [p-car.com]

Re:Here is a mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663743)

What's that say? ASSHOLES are closer than they appear?

Re:Here is a mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663760)

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Re:Here is a mirror (1)

superpeach (110218) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663767)

Ages: 3 yrs. & up Right.. I am 23, and I doubt I would be able to fit in one of them.
It looks kind of fun though, not quite a good as the one mentioned in the article, but still nice (for little people). Quite scary the way they mention risk of death though.

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When can I buy one.... (2)

gillbates (106458) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663688)

Let's see....

250 Horsepower, 0-60 in under 7 seconds, 80 mpg - when can I buy one?!

With the price of gas expected to rise by 40 cents a gallon in the Chicago area to more than $2/gallon, I wouldn't mind owning one of these. It's about time a "high performance" vehicle was truly high performance when it comes to fuel economy.

Having been a gear-head for a while, I can tell you that high-performance and fuel efficiency were often on opposite ends of the spectrum; high performance has been synonymous with poor fuel economy ever since I can remember. It's good to see engineering talent change this. I for one wouldn't mind owning a very agile car with good fuel economy.

Re:When can I buy one.... (2)

EvilAlien (133134) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663815)

Damn straight.

Finally some respectible specs for a hybrid vehicle. The Toyota and Honda products not only look like ass, as asserted above, but accelerate like ass. If a car can't do 0-60 in under 10 seconds, I don't care how good it is on gas.

Re:When can I buy one.... (2)

ProfMoriarty (518631) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663857)

Having been a gear-head for a while, I can tell you that high-performance and fuel efficiency were often on opposite ends of the spectrum; high performance has been synonymous with poor fuel economy ever since I can remember.

One thing that you may (or not) have overlooked ... dry weight ... 2200 lbs !!! ... just over a ton ... that's pretty light ... the problem with that comes safety ...

Look at the pictures ... through the wheel spokes, you can see the other side of the car and the body supports. This may not be very collision safe next to a "normal" car ... and this is just a bunch of plastic next to a SUV ...

Now ... don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind one of these ... I think they would be pretty fun to drive.

The range on these appears to be pretty good ... ~400mi ... on only 5 gal gasoline ...

Very cool (2, Insightful)

fo0bar (261207) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663693)

As the owner of a hybrid car, a 2002 Toyota Prius, I can say that this helps tremendously. The Prius and the hybrid Civic are what I call "anti-concept" cars, they're brand-spanking-new designs with a feel that closely resembles the cars that we're used to seeing on the road.

However, while very cool, I think of my car as more "practical" and "safe" than "sexy". I've been waiting for a sports car (convertible in particular) with hybrid features. This new car looks like it has all the good things going for it.

The car of the future will not be an all-electric new-age car, it will be a hybrid. My thoughts, YMMV.

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Not bad, but... (2)

NetRanger (5584) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663706)

...does it have seats that heat up my butt?

Re:Not bad, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663749)

What prevents you from sitting in a regular seat and putting a hair dryer up your butt? [goatse.cx] I'm sure it'll fit.

not bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663738)

Personally, I think the car doesn't look too bad, at least it is pretty exciting looking. Although, I would agree that it looks cheap and plasticy, it does not look like a turtle shell or something.

That is one issue I think is facing hybrid cars. When I hear about hybrid cars, I am excited about what they will do for the environment, however, I confess most manufacturers' hybrids do not make me drool with their good looks. Do others feel this way? I would be interested in seeing/hearing what others think, a poll would be interesting.

I am saving to buy a classic sports car, and I wonder would it be useless, with outdated its technology? The shift in technology (ie. to hybrids) will be very big for us, but I think there is more manufacturers of hybrids can do, to generate interest that will inspire more inertia to get new technology rolling. I understand that more will happen once it becomes mainstream. But do any of you wish, maybe, that toyota/honda came out with a real cool car, instead of some hum-drum 3 door?

Maybe I'm asking alot ;)
~my 2 cents, whatever!

nice website, l3! (3, Funny)

supahdren (559625) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663761)

L3 Research Inc. is a company that merges the future with today. Our hybrid technology incorporates best-in-class, off-the-shelf solutions without compromise. We call it Lean Muscle.

I never thought about it, but "best-in-class, off-the-shelf solutions" is a great way of saying "we stole a copy of photoshop to fade our picture edges and yoinked some flash buttons from a quake fansite we found." oh wait, they're talking about the car.... :) just kidding guys, hybrid technology rocks the blizock

construction (1)

postalrat (519662) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663764)

ive seen go-carts with much heavier construction the the looks of the framing beyond the wheels. If a car like that had anything near 250 hp i would imagine it would do 0-60 well under 7 seconds depending on how well the tires can grip with only a few hundred pounds pushing down.

Oh man, oh man!!! (1)

Timmeh (555676) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663770)

"SDSU Engineering students working in conjunction with real life designers create an electric hybrid vehicle that actually...well.. looks cool for all the right reasons.
Oh me oh my! They actually got to SEE, REAL designers? I mean, my brother went to college to be a designer and we haven't seen him in 7 years. I think it's really great that more and more designers are showing their face in public. This is really, truly great news.

Buy this technology today - it's VW! (3, Informative)

jonbrewer (11894) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663773)

All you looking at the performance and gas milage of this car, have a look at what powers it. Sure there's an electric motor which gives you the fast 0-60, but if you look at the specifications [njaneer.com] page, you'll notice that all that electricity is powered by a Volkswagen TDI diesel engine.

This is the 1.2 liter Lupo [volkswagen.de] engine. Without the electric motor it gets 78 miles to the gallon anyway! Now while cars with this engine aren't sold in the US, one can purchase a Golf or Jetta with a slightly larger 1.9 liter TDI which makes 50 MPG, and generates between 90-115 HP. (with a torque peak of 155 lb. ft. @ 1900 rpm) 0-60 is a pathetic 10s, but 0-40 is a phenomenal ~4 seconds, which I find easily leaves a Subaru WRX or a BMW M3 in the dust.

(Yeah, that's me in my diesel Golf [rock-chalk.com] playing "the fast and the furious [thefastandthefurious.com] " on the streets of Boston twice a day.) :-)

Re:Buy this technology today - it's VW! (3, Informative)

istewart (463887) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663836)

The VW TDI is indeed a good engine. My family has 2 New Beetles here, both powered by TDIs. (BTW, the acronym stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection.) People are often surprised when I mention that the car has a turbo-diesel engine in it, with one person going so far as to say there was something wrong with my Bug because it was idling too loud. It's really all worth it, since I can make it from here to LA and back (~600 miles) without having to stop for fuel. The torque curve is also beneficial as well, for putting small dents in the self-esteem of a number of street racers. Interestingly enough, I saw a VW ad the other day marketing the Golf TDI as a performance vehicle, showing one about to get stopped by a highway patrol officer. Maybe they intend to take advantage of the engine's performance potential?

In Europe, VW has a Lupo prototype made from lightweight materials that can do 130 MPG without a hybrid powerplant. I can't find a link offhand, but I believe I read that in Automobile magazine. With advances like these, I think these engines are a major force in the future of internal-combustion technology. (Interestingly enough, the state of California was offering tax breaks for people who bought TDIs, since they were considered a low-emissions vehicle. This was until VW stopped shipping TDIs into CA and NY state in 1999 due to more stringent environmental restrictions. Local dealerships have only begun to receive TDIs again in the past year or so...)

Re:Buy this technology today - it's VW! (3, Insightful)

Morel (67425) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663873)

Now while cars with this engine aren't sold in the
US, one can purchase a Golf or Jetta with a slightly larger 1.9 liter TDI
which makes 50 MPG, and generates between 90-115 HP. (with a torque peak
of 155 lb. ft. @ 1900 rpm) 0-60 is a pathetic 10s, but 0-40 is a phenomenal
~4 seconds, which I find easily leaves a Subaru WRX or a BMW M3 in the dust.

If said vehicles are driven by Miss Daisy.

BMW M3 [bmw.com] . 343 bhp. 365 Nm. 0-100 km/h: 5.2 seconds.

Subaru WRX [imprezawrx.com] . 250 bhp. 333 Nm. 0-100 km/h: 5.9 seconds. (Original spec)

Buddy, I don't think so.

This is excellent (3, Funny)

edo-01 (241933) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663820)

I have long suspected (half jokingly), as I am sure have many here, that the big car companies who have developed hybrid/alternate energy cars have deliberately made them look incredibly ugly [gmev.com] to prevent anyone actually wanting to buy one.

It's great to see one of these cars that actually looks cool, even if the models posing with the car don't. [sectorcity.net]

Last Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663826)

hah ahahah ahaah

Bumps? (1)

Gregg Alan (8487) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663832)

Not to be negative, but the front end doesn't look like it offers much in the way of shock absorbtion. Perhaps that's just a matter of the way I drive.

It does look cool though.

Why can't all hybrid cars look like that? (2)

Raunchola (129755) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663845)

IMO, one of the reasons why we don't see many of these hybrid cars on the road is because they look so damn stupid. Have you ever seen the Honda Insight? It looks like an old CRX, except it's more streamlined, and smaller.

Let's face it, we all want a car that gets good mileage, but we also want a car that looks good too. If we all cared about gas mileage, we'd be driving Geo Metros. But we aren't, because they are ugly cars that are slightly larger than a Matchbox car, and they wouldn't hold up in a fender bender. Everyone wants a big vehicle...not 1975 Cadillac big, but big enough to make us feel safe and look good at the same time. Most hybrids out there lack in the second department.

Auto manufacturers seem to be catching on, and they're starting to make hybrids of existing vehicles (the Honda Civic and Ford Escape come to mind). But they need to start cranking out hybrids of existing models that people like, or models that resemble the SDSU vehicle. Hell, I'd like to see a hybrid Volkswagen Jetta...not that they don't get good mileage as-is, especially if you have diesel. But that's besides the point. :)

Until the auto manufacturers start doing that, I don't think we'll see any general acceptance of hybrid vehicles, because nobody wants to plunk down the money for a silly looking electric Matchbox car.

car crash was in Toyota RAV-4, not L3 Hybrid (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663868)

So, it looks like SDSU faculty member Larry Thompson was not driving the L3 Hybrid when he crashed...

From http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sandiego/
...
Thomps on was on his way home after dining with friends from his doctoral days at UC Berkeley when he lost control of his Toyota Rav4 on a curve of Oak Grove Road, the California Highway Patrol said. The vehicle plummeted about 300 feet into a meadow. Investigators believe Thompson was crawling toward the embankment when he died, a CHP officer said.

Both Thompson's wife and [Bruce Westermo] said Thompson helped the department recover from a shooting by a disgruntled graduate student in 1996 that left three engineering professors dead.

Thompson joined the SDSU staff in 1981 after spending four years as a senior scientist at General Atomics. He earned a doctorate in material science and engineering from UC Berkley in 1978. Most recently he was working with graduate students to develop coatings for metallic materials that could determine any strain in the metal.
...

star wars?? (-1)

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Dashboard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3663874)

Nobody said how cool an LabView dashboard is. I magine the fun you can have with dashboard hacking!

Doors? (4, Funny)

jcsehak (559709) | more than 11 years ago | (#3663879)

Are those doors or drive-in-movie trays? What is that, like 3 less inches you have to step over to get out? I say save money on hinges and go dukes of hazzard style.
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