Kinden Harbor E by @bilobilo
First on the docket for judgement was the Kinden Harbor E. Offering a modern and fun design in a compact body, the Harbor E was a strong place to start. However, during the scrutineering, it was discovered that the Harbor used plain steel panels. Beyond that, it had rather average stats, that all in all led to it’s loss, and was quickly removed from contention.
(Reason for bin: Low environmental resistance, and rather average stats that didn’t make for a great package. That said, I did like the design, and for it’s size it did have a rather substantial cargo capacity, but alas the bad outweighed the good.)
MAHG Eta EV by @S31
Next up was the Eta EV, by MAHG. At first glance, it was a tempting package, with exceptionally high practicality and utility scores, decent environmental resistance/reliability, as well as the highest cargo capacity out of all of the submissions. The only thing that gave the scrutineering team pause, was the high price of $33,500, and the choice to use rear drum brakes. However, the vast number of positives made it too good to pass up.
The MAHG Eta moves on to final considerations.
Hinode Microcab by @S_U_C_C_U_L_E_N_T
Third up to bat was the Hinode Microcab. Being the smallest out of all vehicles submitted, it posed an interesting package. Upon closer look, it became clear too many corners were cut to reach the lowest price in the competition. It had the lowest safety out of all 5 cars, clearly caused by the choice to use Standard 10s safety. In terms of other stats, it was a mixed bag of low scores, or average that made the Microcab an uncompelling package.
(Reason for bin: lowest safety in the entire competition, and a mix of average and low scores in other areas made for an overall underwhelming vehicle. Beyond that, it has a neat, modern design that I liked quite a bit and a very compelling price, had the stats been better.)
CESMA Geante ZEV by @Maverick74
Next up was the Geante ZEV, by CESMA. Being the second most expensive vehicle in the competition at $32,200, it promised decent environmental resistance, low operating costs, and okay stats in most other categories. However, upon closer inspection, the Geante had rather low safety, average cargo capacity, and utility brake fade, that in combination with it’s high price tag made it less worth the money.
(Reason for bin: Low safety, utility brake fade and low cargo capacity in conjunction with a high price removed it from contention. That said, it had the lowest service costs in the entire competition, and decent practicality/utility.)
Motorpop Courier by @chiefzach2018
Last up was the Motorpop Courier, which had a… surprising design to say the least, offered the highest practicality and utility score in the competition, decently high cargo capacity, and overall very good stats. However, the main thing that gave the scrutineers pause was the high operating costs, the low safety for it’s size. and low environmental resistance. Looking beyond that however, the low price of $26,000 and very high stats in the areas where it counts most, the Courier was hard to pass up.
The Motorpop Courier moves on to final considerations.
It came down to two, the MAHG Eta, and the Motorpop Courier. Each vehicle had it’s own strengths and weaknesses, but when you get right down to it, there can only be one winner…
And the winner is…
… @chiefzach2018 and the Motorpop Courier!
Congratulations to everyone who entered, and our winner! This was a fun competition and I hope everyone who entered had fun too. Choosing a winner was definitely a challenge, it came down to a thin margin that ended up handing the advantage to the Motorpop. That being said, there wasn’t a bad car in the competition. Thanks for participating, and see you next round!