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Post Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:49 pm

New car brand: Carice MK1

Well, it seems that we have a new carmanufacturer in the Netherlands.
The name: Carice

The company will focus on superlightweight electical cars. At first, they will build 10 cars which will sell from € 26.620,-
Sales will start from 21st of June 2014. If they sell, they will produce more. Customers can choose which accupack they want in their car and can even get a range extender installed, a 1 cylinder petrol engine. They are also considering a junior-version, for people aged 16 or older.

The Carice MK1's design might make you think of a Porsche 356 Speedster. The car itself will weight only approx. 350 kilograms, including batteries! This way they say it will be a sporty experience driving this car.

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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:10 am

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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:42 am

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Awesome idea, but the weight of 350kg would scare me out of buying the car. A car that weighs about half as much as an Ariel Atom with highly flammable batteries inside is a scary prospect.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:30 am

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Hmm a car that weighs 500kg with highly flammable fuel in it doesnt?
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:44 am

Re: New car brand: Carice MK1

Looks great fun, the instant power of the motor should be a good combination with the light weight. The only thing I would be worried about is it doesn't look like it would be particularly substantial in an accident. Still, can't be any worse than some older small cars.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:35 am

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In the Atom's defense, it weighs over 600kg.

This reminds me of a post you made a loooong time ago. I had posted my first car to the forums, and it weighed 600kg. You said:

WizzyThaMan wrote:Though, I must admit, 600kg including the engine is really lightweight for a 3 door hatchback haha! My 3door Citroen Saxo with a 1.1 engine is even almost 900kg! So your car is really just a shell with nothing in it but 5 seats, a steering wheel, shifter and handbrake, or the car is a deathtrap :P

It kinda applies to this as well.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:41 am

Re: New car brand: Carice MK1

No it doesnt. As your car ingame was probably made of steel, and this car probably has some fancy new tech material that is really tough. Any car here has to pass certain safety rules, so I think it will be safe for modern day traffic.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:49 am

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WizzyThaMan wrote:As your car ingame was probably made of steel, and this car probably has some fancy new tech material that is really tough.

Plastic, entirely out of plastic, the most fancy, high-tech, and new material known to man :). But if it can pass safety tests, it is probably safe enough.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:29 am

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I don't think a car that small and that light needs to pass normal car safety tests, it probably is in the quadricycle category. So, if I was driving it, I wouldn't go past 50 kph.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:32 am

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With 5 or 20 or 50hp, getting to 50kph would be a struggle.
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:48 am

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Unless I see any proof that it does in fact pass safety tests, I will assume it's a quadricycle. Which, as Euro NCAP have just proved, are not a place you want to be in an accident. And 20 hp is easily enough to get to 50 km/h

Also I bet it's made out of glass fiber or plastic, it certainly doesn't look high tech when you look at the doors shut line.
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:57 am

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Wow, I never knew Ligier was such a deathtrap, just 2/16. There's a dealership of it just up my road.
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Post Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:12 am

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T16, it is fully made of plastic, with a chassis composed of one thick bar running the length of the vehicle.
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Post Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:00 am

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Well... That's an ugly car
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Post Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:47 am

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Actually, I dont think it is ugly. Its different, but that doesnt make it ugly. If you could base your opinion a bit then we would actually know why you think so?
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