I guess we’ll get some kind of solution sometime in 2019…
First there was the Renault Twizy:
As seen on Page:
And now there’s the highly similar Nissan Quad:
Race them if you want to:
All the deets:
A Scoot Quad is a mini electric car that can carry two people. Say hello to the Quads and get ready to explore the city in a whole new way.
• Top speed of 25 MPH
• Range of 40 city miles
• $1 of electricity to fill ‘er up from a normal wall outlet
• Gets the equivalent of 250 MPG (after doing the math to convert the electrical energy to dirty gas equivalent)
• Produces 6% of the CO2 per mile of a car (including the emissions from the power plants that make the electricity)
• US drivers license and Scoot membership required
• Carries two people — that’s what the backseat is for!
• No freeways, bridges, or roads with speed limits over 35 MPH
• Quads are $6 up to 30 min, 20¢ per minute afterwards.
1. Back in aught-seven was when I first heard of corporate buses taking workers to other cities. (Or maybe it was aught-six, I forget.) Of course we had Frisco institutions shuttling workers around, owing to our horrible, horribly corrupt SFMTA / MUNI mess, but people riding the freeways for hours a day, well this was new. Anyway, in the left corner of this shot you can see the distinctive Van Hool kink at the rear window.
2. That Porsche in the middle has its license plates at home. Back a decade ago, drivers didn’t go around for months and years without plates, but these days, they do, oh well.
3. And on the right, an Uber instead of a regular taxicab.
My first impulse, upon seeing this rental car in my ‘hood, was to exclaim:
My second impulse was to ask, again, “What’s up with all the ‘Zona plates, Avis?”
Is it so much easier to register your ride in Arizona? IDK
Do regular Californians have the right to run Arizona plates in Frisco for week after week, month after month? Hell no.
Who will investigate this Watergate?
Here we go – mercy sakes alive, looks like we’ve got us a convoy, on Webster Street. Who inside? IDK, prolly a VIP from some authoritarian regime, like the Peoples Republic of somewhere or some other place where they occasionally need to roll the tanks through the capital to maintain power. Here’s the driver, with a giant black Mercedes / Chrysler Sprinter maxi-van with tinted windows:
Well, fair enough, it’s a free country over here, right? But what’s this – no license plates? Is that kosher? Could it be a violation of the California Vehicle Code Section 5200? Mmmm. Or maybe this van was bought just last week, down in the OC*?
And who’s running with flashing red and blue lights in the convoy? An escort of about eight SUVs with illegally tinted front windows and, guess what, more paper license plates:
Oh whoops, here’s an SUV with a regular plate, the only one I could see:
Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of thing.
Look, it’s Twizy! In red these days:
Here’s the latest:
“Renault has initiated an experiment in San Francisco with the scoot-sharing startup @http://www.scootnetworks.com/ to evaluate a potential fit for their fleet”
Le Twizy seen on Page – from Spain with love:
Yes, there’s room for two:
I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking, “Will It Drift?”
Bon courage, Twizy. Bienvenue a San Francisco!
This one was sent in by @lz.
I’ll note the Oregon plates:
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