Not all vehicular advancements are necessarily good. Sometimes they chase trends, exposing themselves to cringe inducing shtick that distract from the rest of its abilities. In this case, we’re talking about the Daymak Spiritus, a three wheeled electric car that can mine cryptocurrency for you.
Brought to our attention by Jalopnik, the Spiritus is an upcoming vehicle by Canadian electric scooter company Daymak. Coming in two very different trims, the low-end version costs $20,000, offering a 0-60 time of 7 seconds and a 180 mile range. It has a 75 kW battery and one motor. On the other end, they also offer a $150,000 version that has a 0-60 time of 1.8 seconds and 300 miles of range. This one has a 147 kW battery and three motors. The first thing you’ll notice, however, is its odd design, sporting a three wheel (two in front, one in back) wheel design.
Honestly, it’s a bit of an unorthodox design. But it’s nothing to gawk at, really. What makes us go “ugh” is the cryptocurrency functionality.
To start, Daymak is accepting various cryptos as payment, including Dogecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin. The process of making purchases with this method is often complicated and unstable, there’s a reason people don’t often accept it. But that’s free market, we guess.
And then there’s the dashboard. Inside every Spritius is Nebula Technology hardware. This makes every vehicle not only a node on the crypto blockchain, but it also supports both crypto mining and wallet storage. For those not in-tune to this topic (which is probably for the better), this car can both generate and store cryptocurrency.
In theory, the driver will be able to run this hardware passively, generating a mild income from it. They can then (in theory) use the profits made to pay towards things like tolls and charging fees. The only catch is that the mining technology only operates when connected to a power source.
It’s a neat idea, but one bound to generate a headache. Crypto is already a complicated and unwieldy process. Imagine trying to deal with it whenever you go out for a drive? It’d be simpler, and more affordable, to set up a mining machine at home using your home power supply. While they’re promoting the features as a push for new technology, it more feels like an unneeded gimmick being placed where it’s not needed.
All of that said, $20k for a new EV isn’t the worst price we’ve seen, even if it has below average performance specs.
This Three Wheeled Electric Car Generated Crypto For You
Posted By: LizardRock | 0 Comment(s) Posted On: Jun 03, 2021 @ 03:09 PM