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Would a covered e-scooter be a car?

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Old 12-12-18, 10:58 AM
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“The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines from one city to another, almost as fast as birds can fly, 15 or 20 miles an hour…. A carriage will start from Washington in the morning, the passengers will breakfast at Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia, and sup in New York the same day…. Engines will drive boats 10 or 12 miles an hour, and there will be hundreds of steamers running on the Mississippi, as predicted years ago.” — Oliver Evans, 1800
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I would build a 3 wheel e-scooter. Having 3 wheels keep it legally not a car. The 3 wheel provide stability and provide structureal support for a top and side cover to keep increment weather out.

Btw cold climate sucks...human civilization need to think about migrating to the south. The warmer climate is year round riding and out door activity. Instead of using so much fuel to heat buildings.
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Oh, what goes around, comes around.

From back in 1985.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_C5



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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Oh, what goes around, comes around.

From back in 1985.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_C5



In all honesty isn’t the real point of threads like this to find a cheaper way to accomplish what people that have cars already do. Sure tweaking the design of a car and giving the tweaked device all of comforts of a car? Wouldn’t it be simpler just to change the name “car” to pod and call everyone car free? Today you can buy a three wheeled trike for less than an average car that is smaller and gets better fuel mileage and would allow you to be car free. Can-Am Spyder. Problem solved. 😂
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As mentioned, there is a class of vehicles called a "Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)". Small, slow moving, etc. Pretty much glorified golf carts. I'm not sure about licensing, but they are pretty widespread, but may be limited from running on streets with higher speed limits. I.E. I can't drive one home if I must drive on 55MPH streets/roads.

3-wheel often bumps a vehicle under motorcycle rules, but that may also require helmets and motorcycle licenses to operate.
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I think a growing class will be the E-Bikes, which can include velomobiles (electric?), and often 3-wheeled. Currently little regulation, and many people hope it will stay that way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velomobile



A low center of gravity likely helps the velomobiles, but I have to wonder of a narrow wheelbase is a problem on the trikes.

Also the E-Cargo bikes.

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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Oh, what goes around, comes around.

From back in 1985.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_C5





All they would need in my state is a mobility scooter with a sun shade. They could even drive the thing into stores.
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Old 12-12-18, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
As mentioned, there is a class of vehicles called a "Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)". Small, slow moving, etc. Pretty much glorified golf carts. I'm not sure about licensing, but they are pretty widespread, but may be limited from running on streets with higher speed limits. I.E. I can't drive one home if I must drive on 55MPH streets/roads.

3-wheel often bumps a vehicle under motorcycle rules, but that may also require helmets and motorcycle licenses to operate.
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I think a growing class will be the E-Bikes, which can include velomobiles (electric?), and often 3-wheeled. Currently little regulation, and many people hope it will stay that way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velomobile



A low center of gravity likely helps the velomobiles, but I have to wonder of a narrow wheelbase is a problem on the trikes.

Also the E-Cargo bikes.

Portlandia had a great skit on these things. Then a group of people got together for real and helped someone move by bike. well a lot of bikes and a lot of people but they did it. And no I don't take this thread seriously.

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