Swoon. I think that I need this #van in my life....
Saw someone driving one of these on I35 in Lewisville, TX today:
The #Autozam AZ-1 Is The Ultimate Japanese Pocket Rocket That You Simply Can't Ignore
Bathed in sunlight, a vivacious red car rests outside a quaint Japanese residence. Its energy, too fervent to be contained, has seemed to dissolve its protective cloak, revealing the undeniable spirit of the vehicle beneath. 🚗
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This video explains why cars and trucks keep getting bigger in the US.
Basically the gas mileage a new vehicle has to hit for the manufacturer to avoid paying extra fees, depends on the footprint calculated as wheelbase times track width.
Obviously that doesn't apply to EVs, but many drivers are afraid of buying a small vehicle for fear of what would happen in a collision with a now-standard behemoth.
So much that #PICNIC uses them exclusively for their #GroceriesDelivery service and #DeutschePost / #DHL literally bought a manufacturer for their electric minitrucks and calls them #StreetScooter.
And #UPS converted a lot of their trucks to a drop-in electric kit in order to serve Regulated areas.
There is no incentive to build smaller vehicles in the word except the #KeiCar classification in #Japan and few nieches like Drving license Class B1 and A1 and subsequent "legal and/or engineering hacks" that serve nieches like "turning a car into legally a motorized tricycle that a 16yr old can legally drive on their own." by neutering it's engine to 15kW & 90km/h Vmax and modding the rear axle...
@TheWarOnCars what we need is to either ditch the concept of a #car entirely in favour of a #PersonalLightVehicle (#PLV) or decentivize their ownership, production and purchase with taxes on excess size, width, lenght & dead-/net weight.
Kinda inverse of the japanese #KeiCar standard.
OMG I have found the perfect #sUV for the urban world.
Just checkout the advertising images! Doing exactly what a 3 ton 4x4 lifted 'offroad' brodozer would do.
Nissan Sakura: Testfahrt mit Japans preiswertestem Elektroauto