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Old 12-20-2007, 09:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Peakster View Post
Yikes. I just realized that the ZENN cars are limited to only 25-mph!

Spending $12,000 on a car that seats 4, uses no gas, and charges in as little as 4 hours seems like a no brainer, but the 25-mph limit REALLY hampers the car's appeal to the general masses.

I wonder why the company didn't press the envelope further to make it comply to 'normal' car specifications, so they could go faster than an R/C car?
I think it has to do with regulatory issues. If the top speed is 25 mph they don't have to meet all the DOT safety requirements and crash testing.

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