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Old 05-04-2010, 02:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I have heard from some members of the Ottawa EV group that there are individuals on the side of the conversion crowd actively working with the government to resolve this.

As for the "first responders" concern with electricity in cars, I would have thought that had been raised and resolved ten years ago when gas/electric hybrids arrived on the market.

2) "insurance companies don't like to cover EV's"...calls to many tell me they will however insure a fully electric vehicle from one of the major auto manufacturers
That's not true, but so what if it is? Why is it the government's job to ban vehicles because the insurance companies may not like them? If that were the case, there would be a ban on about one billion riced out cars.

Melloche Monnex will insure a converted EV, provided it's inspected by a professional (eg. Rick Lane @ REV Consultants in Ottawa).
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