Sandy Munro of Munro & Associates lately acquired the possibility to check out the brand new Canoo Life-style Car (CLV) and he additionally spoke to the CEO of Canoo, Tony Aquila. And in case you do not forget that video of the Canoo automobile being pushed round in a circle with smoke billowing from one in every of its tires, effectively, Sandy was on the wheel on the time attempting to get the automobile to do a donut…
We’ve seen Sandy’s flamboyant driving in different movies, although, and on this specific occasion his chat with Tony Aquila was most likely the spotlight on condition that the Canoo exec was capable of clarify loads about how the CLV works, a few of its distinctive design options and technical options.
The very very first thing that impresses Sandy is that the CLV was designed to facilitate entry and exit (ingress and egress, as they’re identified within the trade). You may, as an illustration, match an individual in a wheelchair via its rear door, despite the fact that it’s not truly a sliding door like most van-like automobiles are inclined to have.
Apparently this was a part of the idea of the automobile, in keeping with the Canoo CEO – they needed folks to understand how straightforward it’s to climb aboard the automobile, then exit the automobile, have a look at it and respect it. Sandy calls it “the best taxi cab.”
When he took the automobile for a drive, Sandy was impressed by its easy acceleration and quiet operation, in addition to its snug and downright cavernous inside that additionally offers you an amazing view out. He additionally praised the automobile’s modular design, which is made attainable due to the skateboard EV platform that it’s constructed upon.
Based mostly on what he says within the (prolonged over 40-minute-long) video, Sandy discovered the CLV to be a lot better than he anticipated. In the direction of the top of the video he even says that it has all the pieces he’s on the lookout for. He believes that it will likely be a profitable automobile and he appears to have developed an emotional reference to the automobile he drove – he calls it “the muscle van.”