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Old 09-14-2019, 01:43 PM   #25 (permalink)
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While it is not practical as your only car, it looks and sounds like a good commuter. The claimed range must be a way to get clicks from blogs and news articles. It seems a bit excessive and I'd rather have the lower weight and lower cost of a pack that does 250 miles for this particular type of vehicle.

I would think that you would get a lot of attention. So if that's one of the things you seek, it should be OK.

+10 on the efficiency. If efficiency is your goal, this vehicle kinda competes with e-bikes .. and you stay out of the weather.

You'd likely need to budget extra time when going anywhere .. like on errands .. to answer questions from the crowd who gathered around it. This is not personal experience - it is mentioned frequently by many who have one-of conversions and other non-standard vehicles.

At low volumes .. assumed .. this model will be priced out of the range of most of us. More of a collector car for Jay Leno's garage?
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