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Old 12-11-2007, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BUT - the problem is it's a shameless, unadulterated rip-off of the last-gen Daimler smart car, and it's not produced under licence.

Daimler has sued the Chinese producer, but I'm not sure whether that has been resolved yet.

It's a common theme:

Anyone familiar with the "traditional" golf cart style NEV will recognize this GEM vehicle:

Except it's not a GEM!

According to EV World, "It is, in fact, a EV-Gle2-2T manufactured by TMC Machinery in Suzhou, China.... and not under license."

Here's an actual GEM:

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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