Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

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    Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year
    Published: Tuesday, July 06, 2010, 11:18 AM
    Robert Schoenberger, The Plain Dealer




    TALLMADGE, Ohio -- Electric car manufacturer Myers Motors hit its target for pre-orders of its upcoming DuO two-seat vehicle, but the company has delayed production until next year.

    Last year, Myers announced plans to sell the DuO (doesn't use oil) for $30,000 but said it would knock $1,000 off the price for every 200 orders and $250 deposit it received.

    On the company's Web site, the automaker said it hit that target, and the DuO will sell for $24,995 or within $1,000 of that figure. That's before a 10 percent federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

    But plans to start producing the cars this summer apparently fell through.

    The company blamed engineering changes on the car that should make it less expensive to build. Production is now scheduled for the first quarter of next year. That will put the DuO on the road after more mainstream electric offerings such as the Chevrolet Volt plug-in and the Nissan Leaf electric car.

    Myers continues to sell its single-seat electric car, the NmG (no more gas) while it prepares to release the DuO. Company founder Dana Myers has said the DuO should be less expensive and more functional than the NmG because he's spent the past few years designing the vehicle to make it affordable to produce.


    http://www.cleveland.com/business/in...l_two-sea.html


    http://www.myersmotors.com/

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    I think the DuO actually looks pretty good. Kudos to them for bringing to market something niche. Who knows, they may really catch on. Nice thing about them is they have three wheels which means I think you only need a motorcycle license. That makes them cheap to insure, too!
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    A two seat commuter on three wheels should go for a hell of a lot less than 25 or 30k.
    Pass.

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Mustapha,
    I think you should stick it to the greenies. If they want to pay that, go for it. They've been sticking it to everyone else for a couple of decades now. :P
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Quote Originally Posted by ColinOpseth View Post
    Nice thing about them is they have three wheels which means I think you only need a motorcycle license. That makes them cheap to insure, too!
    Can you even get a motorcycle-only license? I didn't know that three-wheeled vehicles were in that sort of limbo. You don't need a motorcycle license for anything with three wheels, so it doesn't make sense to get a motorcycle-only license for something that you clearly drive and don't ride.

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    I've seen nothing about this vehicle's range, top speed, handling characteristics, interior room, etc. I know there are loads of people that aren't concerned about those things, but I am. I hope it's competitive, because right now the Volt looks like a steal next to it.

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Slideways View Post
    Can you even get a motorcycle-only license? I didn't know that three-wheeled vehicles were in that sort of limbo. You don't need a motorcycle license for anything with three wheels, so it doesn't make sense to get a motorcycle-only license for something that you clearly drive and don't ride.
    Varies by state. Maryland requires a motorcycle license for a 3-wheeler but you can ride the HOV lane.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2648562 View Post
    I've seen nothing about this vehicle's range, top speed, handling characteristics, interior room, etc. I know there are loads of people that aren't concerned about those things, but I am. I hope it's competitive, because right now the Volt looks like a steal next to it.
    60 miles on the single seater, 60 on the standard two seater. They offer "extended" (100) mile range on the two seater. It doesn't say whether that's effective range or 100%->0%.

    And yeah, the Volt will offer much over it for a similar price.
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    FAIL
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4x4doors View Post
    Varies by state. Maryland requires a motorcycle license for a 3-wheeler but you can ride the HOV lane.
    Gotcha. In California you don't need a motorcycle license for a 3-wheeler, which is something this state actually got right. Riding a motorcycle and driving a three-wheeled car are nothing alike.

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Looks like the Corbin has been resurrected.

    http://green.autoblog.com/2007/06/02...0-mpg-vehicle/
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Actually Maryland will let you take the required MC safety course on a 3 wheeler as well.
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Judging by appearance, I thought it was something that came from Honda. Fugly and completely uninspiring.

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunid Racks View Post
    Looks like the Corbin has been resurrected.

    http://green.autoblog.com/2007/06/02...0-mpg-vehicle/
    It's basically an updated Corbin made larger and swoopier. This thing looks in between the Corbin Sparrow and the Can-Am spyder with bodywork to me. Way to expensive for what you get.

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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    Quote Originally Posted by buildacariwant View Post
    FAIL
    Indeed, it's bad. However this thing will forever haunt my nightmares:



    It's just that bad, made by the same company btw.
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    Re: Myers Motors says it will sell two-seat electric DuO for about $25,000 next year

    no thanks i dont want to get hit by a SUV

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