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Lazarus 12-10-2007 08:28 PM

Flybo
 
Finally a NEV that does not look like a golf cart.

MetroMPG 12-11-2007 11:30 AM

Agreed.

BUT - the problem is it's a shameless, unadulterated rip-off of the last-gen Daimler smart car, and it's not produced under licence.

Daimler has sued the Chinese producer, but I'm not sure whether that has been resolved yet.

It's a common theme:

Anyone familiar with the "traditional" golf cart style NEV will recognize this GEM vehicle:

http://www.evworld.com/images/tmc_gemknockoff.jpg

Except it's not a GEM!

According to EV World, "It is, in fact, a EV-Gle2-2T manufactured by TMC Machinery in Suzhou, China.... and not under license."

Here's an actual GEM:

http://www.gemcar.com/uploads/models...d-homepage.jpg

MetroMPG 12-11-2007 11:32 AM

Laz: sorry for the threadjacking...:o

Lazarus 12-11-2007 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 1966)
Laz: sorry for the threadjacking...:o

No not at all good info. I didn't know that. But I still would like an NEV that doesn't look like a golf cart/:D

MetroMPG 12-11-2007 01:04 PM

Seriously, you're in the market?

What about the Kurrent or ZENN - still too golf-cartish?

Lazarus 12-11-2007 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 1970)
Seriously, you're in the market?

What about the Kurrent or ZENN - still too golf-cartish?

I seriously looking at the ZAP
It can do 40 mph. Price is still to high for a bottom feeder like me. The killer on the NEV is the top speed of 25-35 MPH.

Maybe make the move in a year or so. See how the technology pans out and prices. There's a dealer in town if the weather nice tomorrow I thinking of riding over there and see what they have to offer on info.:turtle:

MetroMPG 12-11-2007 01:21 PM

Roll your own? For half the price of a Xebra (or depending on how you want to look at it, 5x or 6x the price of the ForkenSwift), you could build a decent mid-speed EV with acceptable performance.

Lazarus 12-11-2007 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 1973)
Roll your own? For half the price of a Xebra (or depending on how you want to look at it, 5x or 6x the price of the ForkenSwift), you could build a decent mid-speed EV with acceptable performance.

I'm afraid that I'm not very mechanical. I think it's beyond my capabilities but would love to be able to. It's so fun to watch your progress with the forkenswift.


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