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    That wasn't a 'real' Beetle anyway, just a retro Beetle-like thing on a Golf platform. The genuine article was discontinued some time ago (I believe either Mexico or Brazil was the last place they were being made).
    But there is a retro all-electric Bus coming in a few years, called the 'ID-Buzz'.
     
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    These new car side / door mirrors are interesting. Developed alongside a new Audi electric vehicle, they're designed to reduce airflow and fuel consumption.
    The article stated they are currently legit for Europe but not the US.

    Having worked a few months at a place where we had 4 BMW i3's ER's I got to love driving them, but they are unique in the electric / hybrid EV world.

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    See also :

    https://electrek.co/2018/09/17/audi-launches-e-tron-electric-suv-with-74000-starting-price/

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/audi-e-tron-launches-brands-first-electric-only-model
     
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    It's interesting and impressive up to a point.
    I just feel the method used to achieve it makes it irrelevant to cycling in general. :(
     
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    Like anything else in the genre, it doesn’t translate to real-world, but if you’ve ridden at any kind of speed, it gives you a sense of how tremendous an accomplishment it is to do that...successfully.
    I’ve driven a car at nearly 150 and a motorcycle at 120, and I can’t imagine 180 on a bicycle, special bike and slipstream or not. ;)
     
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    Actually, now I've watched the video and followed thw link to the bike I learned more.

    Still looks a bit weird.
     
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    Oh, it looks totally weird. I was particularly struck by the TAAAAAALLLL gearing on the bike, you can't even pedal it until it's going at least 100, then each pedal rotation moves the bike 130 feet or something like that. Crazy stuff.

    That said, it doesn't look that much weirder than any other vehicle in the "fastest" genre, be they cars or trikes or motorcycles.

    On a related topic I enjoyed "World's Fastest Indian" about Burt Munro. Speaking of which I'll have to watch that again after I dig through my videos after I finish moving...as to which I am not pursuing any speed record, I assure you! :D
     
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    Good movie.
     
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    Didn’t really know where else to drop this link to this excellent work by artist Richard Kingston...Star Trek characters as British Naval Officers.

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/rA7eggL
     
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    Dude. Take the money and run.
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