Pagani Trolley

Last Call: Pick up a Pagani on your way home

Who wouldn’t want to wander around a shop with a Pagani Huayra Roadster in the cart?

If only he was smoking while also drinking an espresso, then it would be the full Italian.

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10 responses to “Last Call: Pick up a Pagani on your way home”

  1. outback_ute Avatar

    That’s rather neat – kind of combining a motorised pallet jack with wheel dolly jacks aka positioning skates.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    Norwegians can now buy SAIC’s Maxus commercial electrical vehicles. These things look like old Ford Transits, have a range of 150-190 kms on a 56kW battery pack, 136hp, and start at a quite competitive, untaxed 56,000$ with a lot of other incentives, too:

    I was wondering when Chinese EVs would finally make their way over here, surprised it took this long.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      Since we’ve been stereotyping on Italians already, let me stereotype
      on the Chinese engineering: they struggled with the CE certification?

      For the empty cars, 56kUSD is pretty steep: a front-seats-only (that’s a taxation thing in Norway) L2 Vivaro Diesel with a little bit of options is under 45kUSD.

      (This only underlines how blown up the prices for passenger vehicles are – the 9-seater L2 Vivaro is close to 80kUSD because it’s not a commercial vehicle. Otoh, this makes passenger EVs so attractive: base Tesla 3 is in the league of a nice ICE Golf with way lower running costs (road tolls, parking)).

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        I’ve been wondering about why it isn’t even cheaper, too. As I understand it, it’s imported by the same company that sells super cheap Suzuki as quality cars in Norway. They are aiming for good margins, I guess? News reports say that some companies offer EVs for 1/4 of that price in China. There are other incentives though: Increased cash-for-clunkers for an ICE work vehicle, 40% of working-car-tax, and all the other endless incentives and benefits of EVs.

    2. Maymar Avatar

      I’ll say as much as I rode in an ICE LDV Maxus last year, and it felt cheap even by commercial van standards. No idea how that translates into actual reliability or operating costs, but at least some of the savings came from the interior.

      On the other hand, it makes a ton of sense to have some EV options in these types of segments – there should be plenty of uses that fall in that range (even as a former delivery driver with a set route, that was roughly what I’d do in an 8-hour shift, with a relatively large territory). Considering this is a conversion on an existing vehicle, I’d like to see what it ends up as for the next generation when it might be a little more integrated from the start.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Yeah, I think especially inner city deliveries are something this will be well-suited for. How come you rode in one? Any other interesting observations?

        1. Maymar Avatar

          It was just a shuttle between an airport and a camper rental place, so I was only in it for 10-15 minutes. Pretty standard high-roof passenger van, I think it had ~130k on it. It was showing a bit of seat wear, although that’s not unusual if you’re having people in and out of the thing all day.

          Just, I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a Chevy Express, but the LDV made one of those feel like a Lexus as far as material quality went.

      2. outback_ute Avatar

        They sell this van in Australia too, but not the EV version. I read a suggestion that they aren’t that cheap once you factor in the horrific resale – which may not be a factor if you intend to own it longer, but the longer term reliability prospects, and support, aren’t that bright.

        Range of the EV is unloaded I assume, so perhaps half that loaded? And you don’t want to use the full range on a regular basis as it is much harder on battery life.

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    Skodachrome gives us the nice bright colors
    Mama don’t take my Skodachrome away!

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I love their brand logo.

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