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Compressed Natural Gas 70 mpg 120 mph

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{Wheels.24.1}: McKenzie K. Musick {mckenzie} Mon, 05 May 2008 18:44:14 EDT (4 lines)

Check this snazzy three wheeler made in Eugene Oregon. I do not know
if it yet on the market.

http://www.eco-fueler.net/

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{Wheels.24.2}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 05 May 2008 18:50:10 EDT (2 lines)

Oh, lord, I saw a couple of those at the Detroit Auto Show. It
looks ... well, nasty.

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{Wheels.24.3}: McKenzie K. Musick {mckenzie} Mon, 05 May 2008 18:51:32 EDT (1 line)

ha is nasty good or bad or sick or the shits?

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{Wheels.24.4}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 05 May 2008 18:54:37 EDT (2 lines)

Not good. It looked very precarious and also not particularly well-
made.

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{Wheels.24.5}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 05 May 2008 18:56:46 EDT (2 lines)

I thought I still had a picture on this computer, but I don't, so it
was either two years ago or I saw it at the Los Angeles show.

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{Wheels.24.6}: McKenzie K. Musick {mckenzie} Tue, 06 May 2008 17:56:18 EDT (6 lines)

I found a much better website than the link above provided..Check it
out again Jill. I think you might change you mind a little. I spoke to
someone today who has seen this "thing" up close and he considered the
quality to be very good. He may not have your keen eye.

http://eco-fueler.com/

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{Wheels.24.7}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 06 May 2008 22:25:17 EDT (2 lines)

This might have been two years ago and I could have been looking at
the earliest ones. The one on the site does look better.

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{Wheels.24.8}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Wed, 07 May 2008 11:28:19 EDT (2 lines)

I think a little time could've been spent with an industrial designer
on that body shell, though.

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{Wheels.24.9}: McKenzie K. Musick {mckenzie} Wed, 07 May 2008 14:24:06 EDT (4 lines)

I agree. But Jack what to you think about compressed natural gas? That
compressor that comes free with the purchase of a car seems to be the
significant invention. There are plenty of "trikes" running on gas
that look better than the "American Roadster".

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{Wheels.24.10}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Wed, 07 May 2008 17:15:14 EDT (4 lines)

Riverside's entire bus fleet runs on CNG, as well as numerous city
vehicles, so I'd guess it's safe. I would have some of the same
concerns with running a pressurized vessel as I would with compressed
air, but I don't really know enough about CNG to give an informed opinion.

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{Wheels.24.11}: Jack Van Gossen {lowjack} Wed, 07 May 2008 17:24:13 EDT (12 lines)

I think, though, if they really hope to get the roadster off the
ground, they're going to have get better at their math. From their site:

"The difference between the line that Gene designed for us and the
high speed Toyota design is that our line would produce 3 roadsters a
month at our Seneca facility whereas a Boeing engineer estimated that
we could produce 25 roadsters a day using the Toyota method - a more
that 8 times increase in volume."


Um, 3 cars a *month* versus 25 a *day* is more like a 250-fold
increase in volume. Could be of some interest to potential investors.

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{Wheels.24.12}: McKenzie K. Musick {mckenzie} Wed, 07 May 2008 19:24:48 EDT (8 lines)

Jack I saw lots of typos on that website. I read that they could
produce 240,000 vehicles a month in the new plant???? Not!! They need
a good editor. I think they are hoping to find $50,000,000 so that
they might make us of the abandoned Toyota plant in Ky.

Interesting twist... some time in the late 70s or early 80s Toyota
took over the huge GM plant in Fremont CA. Now a small American
manufacturer is considering taking over a Toyota plant.

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{Wheels.24.13}: McKenzie K. Musick {mckenzie} Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:12:18 EST (5 lines)

I have been receiving newsletters from this company. They might be
shifting emphasis to providing in home CNG fueling equipment in hopes
the Honda sells a CNG car. I am still interested in their three wheel
auto. Electric is my preference but I am also concerned where the
electricity is coming from.

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{Wheels.24.14}: Jil {rabbit} Fri, 12 Dec 2008 09:37:31 EST (1 line)

I've read about that.

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