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    Quote Originally Posted by JRP3 View Post
    To maximize range they need to maximize aerodynamics, tall and stubby doesn't work. One reason the LEAF doesn't have a better cd is it's height.
    Yes, I am conflicted about that. But one can make a more narrow car to (somewhat) make up for tallness.
    (At least as far as aerodynamics go.)

    The Honda FIT EV is one of the most efficient, and it is tall, but rather narrow.


    Stylistically, bleh, but from an practicality standpoint it makes getting in and out easy, and seeing and being seen good.
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    I just don't see Tesla going in that direction with the G3.

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    There are ways to see and be seen in a Roadster. At least when the top is off, you could mount one of these periscopes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by auleo View Post
    Hi guys, thumbs up for my first post ! Yoohoo! I looked at the other posts and I haven't seen this Concept Design here... What do you guys think?

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    this is where I got it from: Tesla Intern Pens A Subompact Luxury EV - Gas 2
    That looks like a death trap, you'd hate to get into a head-on collision in that. Why would you think tesla wouldn't want the car to have a hood? Given that it makes you a lot safer in crashes, and also acts as a storage compartment, it would be stupid not to have one. Also keep in mind elon said this car would be comparable to a 3-series bmw, which does not fit the profile of a smart for-two like this car does.
    Because a lot of you seem to think a minicar like this would be a good design, maybe this will change your minds:

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    No one expects Tesla to do a mini car for the Gen3.

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    The design reminds me of the Opel adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstp View Post
    The design reminds me of the Opel adam...
    We don't get that in the USA. Perhaps the Fiat 500 is the closest thing here. (From a size / style standpoint. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    We don't get that in the USA. Perhaps the Fiat 500 is the closest thing here.
    Opel = GM

    Opel Insignia = Buick Regal

    So when Gm decides The Adam is worth selling, it can

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    GM USA seems to think that very small car = very cheap car, so they tend to get from Asian partners when they want a "mini-car" chassis.
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    It is rare for an Opel model to "cross the pond" back to USA.
    They did some under the Saturn brand, but that brand is now defunct.

    And yeah, as you said, they are doing the Insignia as a the Buick Regal.
    And they could bring the Adam over, but I doubt they will.
    It would have been more likley if Saturn was still going.
    I don't see "Adam" being a Buick model.
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    Since the Opel brand was mentioned, the Opel car factory in Bochum, Germany will be closed down in 2016. Another fire sale for Tesla?


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