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Top scientist is killed in G-Wiz electric car horror smash (UK)
UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-22-2010 | Louise Eccles

Posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:28 PM PDT by Frantzie

A leading British academic has been killed after her tiny electric car was involved in a crash.

Dr Judit Nadal, 47, died after her blue G-Wiz collided with a Skoda Octavia.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: dangerous; electriccar; london; uk
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This electric "car" fell apart like a cheap aluminum beer can. A Skoda Octavia is about the size of a VW Passat.

She could have bought a Ford Fiesta diesel in the UK which gets 65 mpg, has lower C02 than a Prius plus better fuel mileage than a Prius versus a death trap toy.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/02/ford-will-give/

1 posted on 10/22/2010 8:14:34 PM PDT by Frantzie
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“In the same year, ministers expressed their alarm at the safety risk posed by this type of mini-car – exempt from standard safety test regulations as it was classed as a ‘quadricycle’ – and considered proposing a ban.”


2 posted on 10/22/2010 8:17:28 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Frantzie

anyone know where I can get a good condition full steel car made in the 80s? Terrible gas milage but they can plow through a forest of priuses.


3 posted on 10/22/2010 8:18:46 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Frantzie
This isn't a car, it's a glorified golf cart.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 8:21:50 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: Frantzie

5 posted on 10/22/2010 8:22:01 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Frantzie
The picture at the link has to be seen to be believed. From the article:

Experts at the Transport Research Laboratory were so concerned about the Indian-made G-Wiz that they refused to risk their more sophisticated £130,000 crash test dummies – full of electronic instruments – in the test for fear of them being wrecked.

6 posted on 10/22/2010 8:22:17 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: utherdoul

LOL!!!

Try the desert southwest. That’s where they mothball air planes because of no salt/humidity.

The image of a 81 Cutless Supreme mowing down Priuses gave me the best laugh of the week.


7 posted on 10/22/2010 8:24:37 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Frantzie

According to British regulatory officials, the G-Whiz is not a “car” but rather a “quadricyle” due to its light weight (less than 400kg.)


8 posted on 10/22/2010 8:26:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Frantzie
The safety of the ‘eco-friendly’ G-Wiz has been questioned previously.

In 2007, a crash test for Top Gear Magazine found a collision at 40mph would leave the occupants with ‘life-threatening injuries’

In the same year, ministers expressed their alarm at the safety risk posed by this type of mini-car – exempt from standard safety test regulations as it was classed as a ‘quadricycle’ – and considered proposing a ban.

All the risks of a motorcycle
Without the maneuverability


9 posted on 10/22/2010 8:26:50 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Inyo-Mono

It looked like the tin metal of an outdoor shed.

What BS. The UK diesel Ford Fiesta gets mileage that is better than that Smart Car.

The UK gas Ford Fiesta gets almost as good mileage as the Smart Car which is another joke.


10 posted on 10/22/2010 8:28:41 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Salvavida

The image of a 81 Cutless Supreme mowing down Priuses gave me the best laugh of the week.


My uncle had a ‘78 Buick Electra 225 that would wipe out dozen of those suckers.


11 posted on 10/22/2010 8:28:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: reagan_fanatic
Or a suicide booth on wheels...


12 posted on 10/22/2010 8:28:52 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: HangnJudge
Coming to a garage near you soon - probably your own - courtesy of the barrel of the government's gun.


13 posted on 10/22/2010 8:30:35 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Golf cart? It’s a roller skate!


14 posted on 10/22/2010 8:30:42 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Frantzie

I see a few Smart Cars around, and I wonder about them. They are built with a strong frame, and they don’t disintegrate, but they are so small I don’t think your prospects are very good in the event of a collision.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 8:32:32 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: utherdoul
anyone know where I can get a good condition full steel car made in the 80s? Terrible gas milage but they can plow through a forest of priuses.

My 2003 Jeep Wrangler is like that, all heavy steel including the bumpers and grill bolted to an all steel chassis.

16 posted on 10/22/2010 8:35:53 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: unkus

My John Deere would crush miles of those things and never break a sweat.


17 posted on 10/22/2010 8:38:18 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: dr_lew

Smart Car is better than this G Whiz death trap. This woman had a PhD. The Ford Fiesta beats the Smart Car’s fuel mileage in the UK and is very close to beating the Smart Car in the Fiesta US-spec gas version.

Ford Fiesta gets a 5 star rating for crash tests.

http://www.safercar.gov/staticfiles/ncap-2011/2011_Ford_Fiesta.htm

http://www.howsafeisyourcar.com.au/new_ford_fiesta_rates_5-stars_for_safety.php


18 posted on 10/22/2010 8:41:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Farmer Dean

My John Deere would crush miles of those things and never break a sweat.


I grew up on a ranch and know exactly what you mean.


19 posted on 10/22/2010 8:42:12 PM PDT by unkus
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To: reagan_fanatic

Strap one on each foot, and you have roller skates.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 8:42:57 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: Frantzie

Paul Shanklin needs to re-write “In a Yugo”.

Swerved to miss a baby duck and crushed by a produce truck.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Frantzie

For all her innate intelligence and higher education, she didn’t use any common sense to be driving a vehicle like that:

“Proteomics is the study of proteins and can help find the cure to many diseases by identifying the proteins in human cells.

Dr Nadal had been at Imperial since 1993, when she studied for a three-year PhD in biochemistry.

She went on to obtain a post-doctorate from Imperial in 2000, before being offered the role of protein analysis facility manager at the Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection at the college.”


22 posted on 10/22/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT by Canedawg
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To: unkus

Yep. That Pittsburg steel doesn’t play around. It would go through that faggot Eurotrash like balsa wood.


23 posted on 10/22/2010 8:46:16 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Frantzie

Dang, I just hate when that happens. Rock/Paper/Scissors


24 posted on 10/22/2010 8:46:19 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: 23 Everest

In the effort to gain better gas miles per gallon the environazis have killed more people than all the world’s pollution.


25 posted on 10/22/2010 8:49:58 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Frantzie

If gas prices spike, expect to see a lot of these vehicles. Obviously, they are very dangerous for the occupants. One of the reasons that fatality rates has dropped over the years is the steady increase in both size and strength of the standard issue auto in this country, as well as the actual safety devices such as side air bags.

One option is to limit them to streets with speed limits of 35 mph or less, but that doesn’t solve the problem of such vehicles colliding with a truck, SUV, or even a standard sized sedan.


26 posted on 10/22/2010 8:50:26 PM PDT by Dark Fired Tobacco
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To: Canedawg

“For all her innate intelligence and higher education, she didn’t use any common sense to be driving a vehicle like that:”

Isn’t it just as dangerous as a motorcycle?


27 posted on 10/22/2010 8:54:48 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Dark Fired Tobacco

It is crazy. I am not pimping for Ford but I do like their products. The third generation Fusion hybrid will be coming out and people are hoping it has a plug in.

The little Fiesta is pretty darn safe and gets mileage close to a Prius.


28 posted on 10/22/2010 8:55:27 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: 23 Everest

“the environazis have killed more people than all the world’s pollution.”

Probably a goal. People are the worst source of “pollution” in their eyes, no?


29 posted on 10/22/2010 8:55:27 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Frantzie

On an unrelated topic, there are pics of Michael Douglas on the same page as the article. He looks like crap!


30 posted on 10/22/2010 8:56:17 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: Persevero

I think a motorcycle might be safer because the other driver might have a heightend awareness plus might use extra caution.


31 posted on 10/22/2010 8:57:20 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: GQuagmire

Sad. I saw. I do not think he is going to make it. I felt the same way over a month ago. He was a big lib but I hope he recovers.


32 posted on 10/22/2010 8:59:21 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie

G-Whiz Crash test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6NhuIS1RAE


33 posted on 10/22/2010 8:59:21 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

OMG! Like crushing a beer can.


34 posted on 10/22/2010 9:03:07 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Frantzie

“I think a motorcycle might be safer because the other driver might have a heightend awareness plus might use extra caution.”

Perhaps also a motorcycle is more maneuverable. And the tin can car may give a false sense of security to a driver.


35 posted on 10/22/2010 9:04:58 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: devolve

Car ping.........
Well sorta......
Maybe..........
Twas..........


36 posted on 10/22/2010 9:09:35 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Frantzie

Another brainy academic that can’t think reasonably about basic things.


37 posted on 10/22/2010 9:20:37 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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G-Wiz? More like G-Wasn’t much of a car.


38 posted on 10/22/2010 9:21:10 PM PDT by eggman (JournOlist - All the news we choose to use and abuse.)
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To: Frantzie

Top British scientist dies of environmentalism . The deadly virus of environmentalism is at pandemic levels, the young are especially vulnerable


39 posted on 10/22/2010 9:21:20 PM PDT by KTM rider ( Liberty is hijacked by the wealthy elite, US political system is their mercenary force)
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To: Frantzie

Looks like one of the “cars” that drives around our town with “Smart Car” emblazoned on its backside, supposedly because it gets such fantastic gas mileage - not so smart when it gets in an accident apparently......


40 posted on 10/22/2010 9:28:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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This think is far more dangerous than a Smart Car. The new Ford Fiesta gets almost the same mileage as a Smart Car and the Ford has a 5-star safety rating.


41 posted on 10/22/2010 9:32:30 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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Because in India, it’s all about quality...just look at customer support outsourcing!


42 posted on 10/22/2010 9:38:00 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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Damn! From the picture it looks like she was riding in a rickshaw!


43 posted on 10/22/2010 9:40:26 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Frantzie
Skoda Octavia (looks like the size of a Volvo S40. That 4-wheel bike didn't have a chance.


44 posted on 10/22/2010 9:44:48 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Trod Upon

Exactly. Someone was talking about the attack in India with the gunman. I think it was mumbai. Life is not that precious because you have over 1 billion people and many are starving and dying.

Sort of like Dems/Liberals plus fake Notre Dame catholics and the abortion money machine. Notre Dame gave a medal to the partial birth abortion muslim.


45 posted on 10/22/2010 9:46:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: buccaneer81

Does that car come with an orange wig, red nose, and a set of big floppy shoes?


46 posted on 10/22/2010 9:46:47 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Frantzie
From the article:

The safety of the 'eco-friendly' G-Wiz has been called into question

47 posted on 10/22/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, the mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: HangnJudge

“All the risks of a motorcycle
Without the maneuverability”

But, it has better protection from flying bugs!


48 posted on 10/22/2010 9:51:04 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Frantzie

So sad. There is nothing left of that car. With my skills I would much rather be on a motorcycle. I can/could execute some pretty drastic maneuvers when necessary to avoid a vehicle or pedestrian.

I guess when its your time tho, its your time, and when that time comes, aint nothin gonna save you.


49 posted on 10/22/2010 9:54:46 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Persevero

It really isn’t a case of people being the worse source of pollution. It’s about control and money.

You can’t tax a volcano eruption. That would be a tax on Mother Nature, the biggest source of pollution. In their little minds that would be charging their God a prayer tax.

But we can guilt stupid people to give us money and therefore we can control them. Hence, global warming hoax, ozone layer, acid rain, the rain forest depletion, west nile virus, swine flu, etc.


50 posted on 10/22/2010 10:06:59 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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