The Tiny Car
Atanu pointed me to this The Seattle Times story about Rick and Bryan Woodbury’s creation:
At 39 inches wide and 8 feet 5 inches long, it’s skinnier than some motorcycles and shorter than many a living-room couch. It runs on batteries, not gas. And, if the thing ever makes it out of Spokane and into consumer production a big if this two-person, commuter concept car could very well alleviate air pollution, cruise past freeway congestion, shimmy through urban gridlock and actually find a parking spot.
Top speed, 130 miles per hour. About 80 miles per charge. Three hours to completely recharge in a dryer socket, 10 minutes to recharge 80 percent in a high-current, 200-amp socket.
The car currently costs USD 80,000. Mass-producted, it is likely to come down to a quarter of that. The question: will people buy?
Sometimes I feel like them with the products that we have created. Good, neat ideas, but will people buy them?!