Chip Foose, Foose Design
They are located in Huntington Beach, which would keep your car in CA. Chip Foose has his hand in several TV shows about cars so maybe he might take on your project as a TV episode. He's a perfectionist when it comes to cars he has worked his magic on.
The current Batmoble is said to be pretty well made for a movie car "It was designed and built by 'Chris Corbould' and Andrew Smith at Shepperton Studios in England...(half a million pounds)"
The world loves to be deceived.
Honda Civic Type-R - well loved "hot hatch" now discontinued, reputedly because it fails stricter emissions tests - would be delicious to have an even better performing electric version with no emissions worriesVW Scirocco - it just looks so aerodynamic (although apparently it isn't)
According to this article, VW may actually make it a production vehicle.
VW is still coy about production plans for the Bulli, but we would expect a starting price of slightly less than $20,000 when the car launches in mid-2015, as it's currently slated.
Last edited by JRod0802; 08-29-2011 at 08:42 AM.
I want an RV. A sleeps 4 people small RV, but a real RV, tall enough to stand inside. It would have a central aisle - 6 inches off the ground and you stand right on that with nothing else between you and the road. So the whole thing would be about 7 feet tall to have a couple inches of head clearance. With wheel hub motors and no truck drivetrain crap underneath that should be totally doable.
I would run the batteries on either side of this central aisle - underneath the benches/tables/storage.
I'd make the thing have aero that puts an airstream to shame - a crazy looking teardrop with a sub .17 Cd, totally smooth, no mirrors, only cameras. Hopefully with really great aero even something that weighs a lot could have a 300+ mile range.
You can recharge 150kW in around 16 hours with a 40 amp 240 volt RV park connection - so whatever distance you can get park hopping with 16 hours of plugged in time at RV parks determines how far you can go each day.
Or you could make a couple hours stop at a Level 3 and fill the big battery from that.
Last edited by richkae; 08-29-2011 at 10:05 AM.
There is also at least one conversion on the road.
I was thinking along the same lines as richkae. You can drive from campsite to campsite and charge up overnight.
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