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84 miles per gallon of gasoline for $6800 US. The Elio Motors tadpole trike:

Elio Trike

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100 miles per hour for $45,000 US. The RAHT racer tadpole trike:

RAHT-RacerClick HERE to learn the whole story!

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3 responses

  1. barkermarybeth

    Consider one of these instead of Volt

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    January 29, 2016 at 5:23 am

  2. armadillozack

    I would definitely have to say that the Rat Rod would be the wiser buy…! It is only a matter of time before the fossil fuel market goes nuts, and you wished you bought the fuel free vehicle rather than the fueled vehicle… I just didn’t know that the Rat Rod was ready to buy yet, and was for sale on the public market…
    Armadillozack

    January 29, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  3. I am a big fan of the RAHT, no so much the price tag. Kinda begs the question of is the difference between gas and electric hybrid really have to be $38,200?

    The Elio is a sweet looking vehicle. I would like to see more options beyond anything requiring any sort of ‘fossil fuels’. Nevertheless, at $6800 it is difficult to say ‘pass’ out of hand.

    That said, I worry that human electric hybrids such as the RAHT are going to be relegated to novelties and/or fail simply over the price.

    I would ask the developers to ask themselves if such a tag is genuinely a necessity, or are you simply trying to recoup development costs with the first generation vehicle?

    As a technical person myself, I think far too many of us don’t really understand human nature, which will cause many people to write off viable technologies, such as the RAHT, as simply being impractical.

    Not in any way, whatsoever, suggesting there is anything wrong with vehicles such as the Elio, which I see as a valid, interim, technical step in the right direction. One that I am seriously considering, if no other reason than the easily affordable price.

    Indeed, that very position on the part of somebody such as myself, who would prefer to see more true human electric hybrids, says a lot.

    Developers need to take a lesson away from the Elio.

    Far too many otherwise practical, desirable, and even superior, technologies are, in actual fact, going to be written off by the public at large, if for no reason other than the high price tags.

    Technology alone just isn’t going to make a vehicle attractive to the masses. Find a balance between tech and the bank.

    Just one human’s opinion…

    February 8, 2016 at 9:28 am