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Jon Bon

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Get excited, the truck American's need!
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:59:42 AM »
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/28/kaiyun-pickman-electric-truck-america/

I know we as consumers never buy what we need, but maybe this will force manufactures to stop making solely 100k monster trucks?

The potential for delivery drivers/construction sites/letter carriers/farm work is pretty incredible if you ask me. This just all means I can buy one in 2 years for like 2500 bucks!

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 08:43:11 AM »
It is unlikely we'll get to drive that in the US. The Chicken Tax is alive and well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tax

I'd be thrilled with a modern day version of VW's Rabbit.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Caddy

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 08:48:58 AM »
Yeah I am more then aware of the chicken tax and the extreme protectionism that it allows.

A guy can hope that something like this will get the established players off their asses. But why sell reasonable trucks when you can finance a leather wrapped house towing monster truck for 120 months at 6%??

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 11:08:58 AM »
That seems more like a competitor for a John Deere Gator than an F150. 

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 09:40:28 PM »
Yeah it looks like a quadbike ATV thing or a golf cart with a tray.

These are sold in South Africa, and could be useful and cheap.

https://www.nissan.co.za/vehicles/new/np200.html

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 09:58:02 PM »
Top speed of 28mph kills it as a road vehicle.

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 11:39:50 PM »
While probably legally true I don't see why. Its not like my top speed on a bike is over 28 mph, except on substantial hills (grade or length and given I'm in the land-of-the-flat-midwest I don't see a lot of either).

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 01:20:23 AM »
Yeah it looks like a quadbike ATV thing or a golf cart with a tray.

These are sold in South Africa, and could be useful and cheap.

https://www.nissan.co.za/vehicles/new/np200.html

That NP200 is the vehicle that recently managed to get a zero star NSAP safety rating. mmm....  no thanks!

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 09:31:54 AM »
Yeah it looks like a quadbike ATV thing or a golf cart with a tray.

These are sold in South Africa, and could be useful and cheap.

https://www.nissan.co.za/vehicles/new/np200.html

That NP200 is the vehicle that recently managed to get a zero star NSAP safety rating. mmm....  no thanks!
And those tests are just the vehicle hitting something.  This is a very light vehicle so it's a pretty low mass-energy collision.  Can you imagine what the damage of a 3/4 ton pickup hitting one of these would be?!?!

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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 10:34:54 AM »
Yeah it looks like a quadbike ATV thing or a golf cart with a tray.

These are sold in South Africa, and could be useful and cheap.

https://www.nissan.co.za/vehicles/new/np200.html

That NP200 is the vehicle that recently managed to get a zero star NSAP safety rating. mmm....  no thanks!
And those tests are just the vehicle hitting something.  This is a very light vehicle so it's a pretty low mass-energy collision.  Can you imagine what the damage of a 3/4 ton pickup hitting one of these would be?!?!

Yup probably should pick up an M1A1 Abrams for maximum safety!

I mean its not a 'car' in the traditional sense of the word. Its the truck that most of us actually need. Versus what we think we need (towing, safety, V8's, seating for 6, makes your penis bigger etc)




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Re: Get excited, the truck American's need!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 10:21:48 AM »
While probably legally true I don't see why. Its not like my top speed on a bike is over 28 mph, except on substantial hills (grade or length and given I'm in the land-of-the-flat-midwest I don't see a lot of either).

Because you can typically pass a bike, and you can't pass this on the road except in a passing zone.  Many roads have minimum speed limits.  And this thing won't be road legal just about anywhere.

Now, that doesn't mean it's not useful, to some people, some of the time, especially for the cost, but it's more of a property or facility vehicle than a road replacement for an actual truck.

I mean its not a 'car' in the traditional sense of the word. Its the truck that most of us actually need. Versus what we think we need (towing, safety, V8's, seating for 6, makes your penis bigger etc)

Um...

Can't go on a road in most areas, 1100 lb payload (which probably doesn't include the driver), short bed, limited to no towing capacity... explain what benefit this has, again?  It's about as useful as a utility wagon towed behind my tractor.