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Old 12-20-2007, 10:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Peakster View Post
but the 25-mph limit REALLY hampers the car's appeal to the general masses.
Which is just one more point to make you wonder why the feds are so up in arms against them. The truth is: they're not going to sell a lot of these.

However, nothing's stopping you from buying or making a conversion, based on a regular car (and bypassing the LSV regs and speed limitation). This company, for example, specializes in pickups, and will do a conversion for about the same price as a ZENN (you supply the donor truck).

But if I only need NEV performance, I don't want to be driving around in a big, heavy, inefficient (relatively speaking) converted pickup. Right tool for the right job!
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