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Old 08-26-2014, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Being able to exceed 55mph sounds like a good idea to me.

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's tooo funny Paul. LOL!
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Something new to think about. I'm going to call USAA and ask them if I should modify an existing car or construct one from parts and what the difference is.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have Liberty Mutual and they have no problems insuring my Civic EV and my Solectria Force.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm insured with AAA in California. They had no problem with liability, but wouldn't do comp & collision.
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Over here in Australia we enquired about getting the EV insured.
They will insure it, but they will only insure it to the market value of the pre-converted vehicle.
Seeing as my donor vehicle cost $300 and the conversion will be around $9000 i can see a bit of a problem replacing it with the cash the insurer is willing to give.
The market value may be a bit more than the $300 but not a lot more.
That was just one insurer, we haven't shopped around to see if that is the same for all of them
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I am told by the guy that inspected my car (92 MX6) before I started my EV conversion that it is quite common here (Canada) for hot-rodders to declare a replacement value for the vehicle when they are done and pay insurance based on that. The liability and registration costs do not appear to change.

I may go to a broker to see if there are options.

When (if?) I get it rolling I will report back ... no sense insuring the car until I find out how much I actually put into it.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ive got AAA in Nevada which is basically CA AAA. They didn't care about anything except legal title.. I suspect it depends on office/ agent

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