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Old 01-19-2010, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Clever" Electric Car

I was just browsing the web today and I came across some electric cars that I hadn't seen before. I have seen other Smart car cloned electric vehicles on Ebay but never all in one place and never located in the US.

Does anyone have any experience with these?

At only $7,000 new, that $2,500 tax incentive makes this a pretty good deal, right? I'm just a casual fan of electric vehicles and haven't ever owned one.

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Old 01-19-2010, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why is it so hard to use spell check?

I love the "Electric Genius Cars"...
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They're city cars, too...

* Engine Type: Permanent magnet blushless DC motor
* Rated power: 3500 Watts
* Max. torque: 13.3 ft/lbs

* Transmission mode: Shaft drive, Automatic with reverse
* Battery capacity: 105 AH
* Voltage: 12 V
* Rated Voltage: 72 V
* Start method: Electric start
* Battery: Lead acid
* Max. speed: 32 mph
* Running distance per charge: 40 - 60 miles
* Wheelbase: 71.3 inches
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One of them was actually a 4kwh system that could do 45mph for 50 miles. That's not too bad. Tax incentives, if they are still available, require street cars to be at least 4kwh systems. Neighborhood cars, from what I was reading, don't have a power requirement but you only 10% of the cost of the vehicle.

I'm going to keep looking into this. I only have a 6 mile commute to work and I have too many vehicles. Maybe selling them all off will net me an electric.
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I'd buy this:

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Yeah, the Zongshen is a pretty sweet little bike... but it's not electric.
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That's Ok with me, it's still rated better than a similarly equipped sport bike of the same MY.

I do rather like the reverse trikes they have, as well. Not sure if any of those have an e-option as yet.

Also, they have a non-e 1 wheeled scooter that could be sweet with a fish body enclosure, and I bet it would do great with Lithium and a small e-motor, like 2HP.
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i like how this one folds though

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Not many of those are in CA. - maybe only 4 or 5. They have a pretty good selection, I sure wish we had an outlet here, but due to safety or pollution issues - some are not allowed (like some sort of cc size problem or a Zap knockoff). That Smart knockoff was available on Craigslist a few years back, but I think they had an infringement, safety or insurance problem in CA. so they vanished.

However- I think the rental shop we have in my town has 10 3-wheel vehicles from that sales address.
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Why is it so hard to use spell check?
Maybe because to catch that, you'd need a "spell checker" that's smart enough to understand the context of what you're writing, and know that you were discussing the pedals in the car, and not the sales force which peddles it.

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