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Why no power opening for the " Frunk"? Or even cooling for this area?

Why no power opening for the " Frunk"? Or even cooling for this area?

The tech package omits this? It is likely to require opening on a daily basis, especially if a 3 rd row of seats is fitted and children are carpooled. Opening the hood of an ICE is a fiddly and heavy in operation and I don't see this car being any different in that regard, Jaguar had cooled trunks many years ago, great for all climates that a human prefers to live in, rather than a polar bear. Grocery shopping without spoiling the food?
This area is a secure zone, which a parcel shelf does not really achieve. My B class Merc has a removable blind to achieve this and is a nuisance, only used when absolutely unavoidable.

Brian H | 3 April 2012

JasonK | April 2, 2012
JAny sufficiently rigged demonstration is indistinguishable from advanced technology.
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Teoatawki | April 3, 2012
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

So, combining the two,
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently rigged.

;-p

ggr | 3 April 2012

To MarkE: Why do you say this is a worldwide problem? It is certainly not being suffered, in general, in Scandinavia, China, Japan, South Korea, or a number of other places I have direct experience with. Even religious countries like Iran and Indonesia have thriving study and research programs.

Mark E | 3 April 2012

@ggr
I wouldn't confuse a thriving research community with the general population.

BYT | 3 April 2012

I shouldn't have said expensive but rather, have no value IMHO.

@Brian, "Just look on it as the perfect set-up. Makes the moment of enlightenment all the more dramatic and potent! {Remember?}"

And that is why I will hold on to my shares of TSLA.... ;) I'm gambling that you are right about that.

jkirkebo | 5 April 2012

Depends on the market I guess. In Norway, the Leaf is both cheaper and faster than the average new car sold here. The range issue stands, but we have quite a few QCs already (within my range there is 5 now and soon 10+).

It is, for example, cheaper than the Prius (regular, not PiP which have not been introduced here yet).

EdG | 11 April 2012

Maybe an electric unicycle could be made to fit in the frunk - and charge while in there off the car?
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