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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:07 am    Post subject: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/2023-canoo-pi...BB1eue7C|1

https://www.press.canoo.com/press-release/canoos-n...he-weekend

https://www.canoo.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Sure is funny lookin' but funny lookin' is sorta my jam.

I could probably still keep my van around though.

I really need to see how the whole electric vehicle thing works out for extended travel especially of some of that travel is more remote or possibly off road.

If you are just rolling across the country on the highway, then there are plenty of charging stations and fast charge places to keep you rolling similar to a gas powered car but it's a bit different if you are trying to avoid highways and bigger cities.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Looks like they've got a doka coming soon also. :p
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

It’s kinda interesting. Neat idea as long as I don’t have to subsidize the cost of it or the infrastructure associated.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

You are still not sitting over the drive axle
Because of safety tests, we will never see this again in america
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

~200mi range is not sufficient for my vanagon travel needs

even locally it's not enough.. there aren't any super chargers out in the woods where I camp.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

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You are still not sitting over the drive axle
Because of safety tests, we will never see this again in america


you can still buy a brand new Hino

https://www.hino.com/hino-trucks-family.html

lot's of them running around here
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

It's remarkable that start-up car companies are a thing. I guess Tesla paved the way, but I can't imagine the capital you would need to do this.

I would like to have an electric daily driver. I would never swap a new car for a classic however.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Optional off-road package:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

I saw the van version on Jay Leno’s Garage. The truck concept is way more attractive to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Gotta love their feel good, comity driven, corporate-speak description of their company:

"Canoo is a Los Angeles-based company that has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team – totaling over 350 employees from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses."

Translation: Canoo is a company that builds electric vehicles in LA and has 350 employees.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

sounds like it will go the way of the Dale

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth_Century_Motor_Car_Corporation

lots of fraud in the story Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Subscription based only ownership. A very likely possibility of vehicle (not)ownership in the future.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

hans j wrote:
Subscription based only ownership. A very likely possibility of vehicle (not)ownership in the future.


Yeah I was curious WTF that meant as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

hans j wrote:
Subscription based only ownership. A very likely possibility of vehicle (not)ownership in the future.


Volvo has been doing that for a while (sorry, ex Volvo dealer guy here)

https://www.volvocars.com/us/care-by-volvo/?utm_so...nDEALw_wcB

they tested it out with the XC40.

in my opinion it is a long term rental. i can see why some would do it, but meh, i'd rather own then rent
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

hmm interesting.
Might be a good option for a daily driver.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Vanuber wrote:
It's remarkable that start-up car companies are a thing. I guess Tesla paved the way, but I can't imagine the capital you would need to do this.


thats the whole raison d'etre for pie in the sky never-gonna-sell-a-single-vehicle companies like this. theres so much VC money in this space that its easy for some motivated fast talkers to goad easy cash out of them.
easiest case you gobble up endless for a few years and flop. or if theres anything remotely feasible there you get partnered up or bought out.

think nikola for the first case, rivian for the latter.

getting some folks together to artsy up a few digital concept vehicles, maybe slam together some prototypes that run, then start funding rounds and see what happens Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Nope, file that right up there with the “beauty” of the new mail trucks.......

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

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thats the whole raison d'etre for pie in the sky ...)


I do a fair bit of environmental consulting to the mining industry. There's a saying, particularly applicable to smaller junior companies; "there's two kinds of mines, one who's purpose it to extract resources, another who's purpose is to extract investor's money".

That said, I think the truck is pretty cool. My own van only gets about 200 miles on a "charge" as it is.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: This would make me sell my Vanagon Reply with quote

Not cab forward, it's more like the Chevy Lumina/Pontiac TranSport/Olds Silhouette vans of the last century; the Dustbuster look of a van with normal seating and a windshield projecting waaay forward.
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