In the pursuit to provide vehicles for billions of people, how cheap and flimsy can you go?

In the pursuit to provide vehicles for billions of people, how cheap and flimsy can you go?


I’ve always driven small efficient vehicles and fully support reducing costs, saving energy and reducing pollution, but there’s a reasonable limit to how flimsy you can go. An Indian car company makes what could be the flimsiest car in the world. They use a 3-wheeled tuk tuk frame and build a box on top. To give you an idea how cheap they are, they only cost about $1,000. This Indian car can be pushed over by a man or a gust of wind. You can see the crashes online. Vehicles like this would definitely take the fun out of driving for me.

Compare this poorly balanced lightweight vehicle to a much more stable solar golf cart such as the Kudo Cart.

Kelly: It is remarkable that they can sell such a vehicle at that price. I went to the company’s website and they have all kinds of three wheeled vehicles for sale below $1000. I spent more than that on my electric bike (which I love by the way… it is my first choice for getting around town.) They all seem to be powered by small gas engines.


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