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Originally posted by outwired
reply to post by JohnnySasaki
The safest cars in the world aren't 'gas-guzzling' SUVs, they're european sedans. SAAB, Volvo, Mercedes, and Audi. SAAB uses twice the amount of steel to re-enforce their pillars and roofs, meaning you can flip the car and your roof won't collapse or cave in. Swedish cars have to pass the Elk / Moose test; a front on collision with an Elk and avoidance of an Elk to ensure the car won't flip when turning at highway speeds. Volvo builds in a steel bumper used to break the legs of the Elk and flip it over the roof. Swedish and even German manufacturers have much higher safety standards than those in the US. Although Mercedes is a bit questionable as of late, I just remember them licensing a ton of Volvo safety tech in the 80's. Gas guzzling SUVs aren't safer, in some cases they're a train wreck when it comes to safety. Just because something is big doesn't make it safe...
Originally posted by paradox
When will they make one of these cars that doesn't look so gay?
Originally posted by choos
reply to post by loveguy
why does the blue colour look so photoshopped?
also heard the tesla has problems regarding being a brick if you let the battery drain too much.
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by Danbones
I think the biggest difference is that in a car we want more than one seat.
Where I live we have (as far as I know) one recharging station for electric cars, and it remained unused for some two years, but last week I saw it twice being used by a Nissan Leaf.
Originally posted by venomuk
I still find it incredibly hard to understand why the roofs of electric cars are not covered with solar panels , at least that way when they are parked all day out side places of work they can charge batteries to some extent. Is it that the power companies have ordered the manufacturers not to do this so they still get their cut from the owners when they are charging them up?