Saturday, February 26, 2011
DUO & NMG - ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR SHORT COMMUTES
The name of this vehicle in NMG, an ancronym for "No More Gas" and they are made Myers Motors . It is a one seat trike that can go up to 80 miles an hour, and touts that you can drive 1,000 miles on $20 of electric juice that you can plug into any standard 110 volt outlet to recharge
The Duo stands for "Does Use Oil" and is a two seat vehicle that is currently a concept car that pre-orders are being accepted currently.
The upside is that they are "green" with no emissions as they are total electric and less money would be spent to power them.
Also the NMG is classified as a motorcycle and can drive in HOV carpool lanes and park in motorcycle designated spaces and ferry privileges. If there is no authorized dealer in the area, the company offers advice to local mechanics on how to repair.
The downside would be they are designed for short commutes of around 40-60 miles before needing to be recharged and as cold will slow down any battery, it would impact the range before needing recharged. But on the other hand, they are front wheel drive and on their website it indicated their president drove his to work everyday in the snow except when there was a snow emergency and no non-essential vehicles were allowed on the road.
As they are unique and unusual in today's environment and cute, they would garner a lot of attention and would be great for promoting a small business by putting the logo and phone number on the sides.
Another would be the price - currently between around $25-$30,000 it is a higher than a gas counterpart would be, but in addition to the savings over time by using electric fuel over gas, some states offer tax breaks and incentives and the more popular they become, the more likely they are going to go down in price as it will cheaper to make them.