Commuter Cars

02004-11-10 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

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OK. Stop laughing. This is serious stuff. Come on, stop it. Wipe that smile off your face. No, we didn’t manipulate the photo and no, it didn’t shrink in the laundry. It may look kinda cute but the stats are outright amazing. Are you sitting down? Right. This little wonder accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in just 4 seconds. Oh yeah, and it maxes out at 150 mph (241 kph). These are not typos. Should you ever need to test this claim, you’ll be protected by a racing-certified roll cage and ballast for sticky cornering.

All from an emission free battery that takes only 3 hours to charge, while letting you have a range of 80 miles (129 km) per charge. If you thought the Honda Insight was economical, you’re in for a shock, ‘coz the Tango has a total cost per mile, that is approximately 30% lower. Parking? Simply nose or rear into the kerb and you’re done. Impressive huh? But bet you are still smirking. This could well be the future of commuting you’re grinning at. (oh yeh thats one of those weeny little SMART cars looking like a big ole Buick beside the Tango.)
::Tango [by WM]
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(Via Treehugger.)

Wouldn’t it be fun to see ten of these racing through a city! I want one….

3 Comments

  1. Carolynn

    It definitely looks like it shrunk in the wash! Seeing these in my neck of the woods would take some getting used to.

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  2. Carol

    They’d look qite normal racing alongside a mirrored building or wall : )

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  3. Borya

    There’s a famous movie from the 70s or 60s I think taking place in Rome. The name has slipped away from my memory for the moment. It’s a European movie but I’m sure you all know it. It has some scenes in which you see those typical Italian Piaggios and small cars chasing thru the city. Nice to imagine doing that again with that kind of car! Boem, boem, brrrr…..

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