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Old 12-10-2007, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally a NEV that does not look like a golf cart.

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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:



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:

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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/
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Seriously, you're in the market?

What about the Kurrent or ZENN - still too golf-cartish?
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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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