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By Rob P
#1682044
That's the chappie

Here's one of the alternatives (what were they thinking?)

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By Pete L
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Rob P wrote:It's funny how unwilling the manufacturers are to ditch radiator grilles now they are no longer needed...
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Don't you need some cooling for the battery packs?
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By Rob P
#1682083
Yes, the battery packs are generally under the floor and would like some cooling please. On lower powered models this can be simple air cooling Lycoming-style or forced air. As you move up in performance various kinds of heat exchangers are involved, but as on any mid-engined ICE, slapping a vertical radiator in the extreme nose of the car is not only not necessary, but probably less desirable from an efficiency angle.

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By Colonel Panic
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Rob P wrote:That's the chappie

Here's one of the alternatives (what were they thinking?)

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Wow - that's about as classy as it could be. I can just imagine one parked on Boycie's in & out drive :shock:
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By eltonioni
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Aww, come on, give the Chrysler designers a break. They also came up with this beaut'

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and not forgetting this ear worm...

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By Rob P
#1682171
Good Lord! I'd completely forgotten that hotrod thing.

Bizarrely I find myself strangely attracted to it now

Meanwhile elsewhere Bond goes EV
Reportedly Daniel Craig’s Bond will drive an Aston Martin Rapide E, which retails at £250,000 in the next movie


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By skydriller
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Colonel Panic wrote:I recall from a few years ago that the size of the radiator grill was directly related to the perceived "quality" of the brand;

Who needs a Grill... 8)
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By kanga
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"If you've got to have a radiator, flaunt it"

Gloster TC33 (their only 4-engine design), vertical radiators on top of each tractor/pusher nacelle:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_TC.33


https://www.flickr.com/photos/27862259@N02/6417408889

[a model is, of course, available to view in one of the display cases at JAM :) ]
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By Miscellaneous
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I found him difficult to listen to, the launch is from approx 29.00mins.

During his presentation he made reference to working with other manufacturers and to open sourcing patents 3-4 yrs ago.

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By OCB
#1688621
Carp.... Tesla Model X it seems is an option from my accountant’s pov.

For me- far too expensive, and more importantly overpowered for my needs (yes,really). If I want something that powerful, I don’t want the sprogs with me.

For the majority of the “mission profile” i need a 7 seater that is all electric, but with some boot space.

Bliddy accounting nonsense
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