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Old 05-05-2010, 01:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AeroModder View Post
Amazing design, but that curb weight definitely needs to go down. Maybe the next one could be made with lighter materials.

Reducing the weight to a rounded ton could probably take that estimated 18 second 0-60 time and bring it down to 10 and increase the range.
According to his info on EV Album, there are 60 lead acid batteries installed (33 lbs each) for a 1,980 lbs total battery weight. If you subtract that from the 3200 lbs curb weight, it gives a 1220 lbs vehicle weight without batteries. This is a low weight, given that it has the front half of a Metro hidden inside and needs to have the structural strength needed to support a ton of battery weight in that long wheel base.
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