[ExI] RES: future ape haulers: the tata nano

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 16:45:02 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM, spike wrote:
> Ja, we haven't fully taken advantage of airbags.  We can have super
> lightweight poly shells with airbags to partially compensate for not having
> a huge Detroit V8 out there in front, destroying all I might hit.  But
> airbag tech is here, and we can make a little light plastic car which would
> maintain some semblance of survivability in a collision, at least assuming
> the collision is with another light plastic car, as opposed to Mister
> Lincoln.  Having the long-since-retired crowd and the young drag racing
> crowd screwing with each other's wireless control systems in those
> practically weightless little plastic cars will certainly make me safer in
> my Detroit.

You might enjoy this video of crash testing one of the little two seat
Smart cars.
The Smart car has very good crash safety ratings.


The diesel engine version gets 71 US mpg.
But you now have quite a wide choice of diesel cars that do about 70 US mpg.


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