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Old 06-14-2020, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Only an NEV, but arguably a car, and the cheapest one you can buy new:
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...158205142.html

$930 if you BYOB (Bring Your Own Batteries) and $1200 with a 60v deep cycle setup.

Torch from Jalopnik did a whole series on it and was impressed with how much you got for somthing 1/3 the price of the cheapest Club Car:





Seems like a lot of potential here for ecomodders.

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Old 06-14-2020, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been getting a huge kick out of his series. Much Torch respect here!
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Old 06-16-2020, 03:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) is a U.S. designation for battery electric vehicles that are usually built to have a top speed of 25 miles per hour (40 km/h), and have a maximum loaded weight of 3,000 lb (1,400 kg). Depending on the particular laws of the state, they are legally limited to roads with posted speed limits of 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) or less. NEVs fall under the United States Department of Transportation classification for low-speed vehicles.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ik looks like it belongs in a merry-go-round?

A defunct merry-go-round might make a great parking location. When people are watching, get in it and drive off...
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Admin note: copied the above posts over from the "35 MPG used cars under $1.5k" topic.



This is definitely entertaining & educational enough to make it threadworthy on its own.
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is definitely entertaining & educational enough to make it threadworthy on its own.



Ok.

Iím not going crazy then.

I checked to see if there was a thread posted in Fossil Fuel Free and there wasnít. So I posted. Now I see thereís a thread that wasnít there before.

I didnít know it was posted in another thread.

We donít need two. Just remove my thread.


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Old 06-16-2020, 08:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Does that mean there are now 2.5 threads?



(Counting the discussion in cheap beaters for sale?)
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Makes me wonder how easy it might be to fit a Honda Cub engine
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I see this $900 EV and always remember how JSH doesnít believe a 3 wheeled motor cycle could be sold for $9995 in this country.

Itís all about building to a price and outsourcing without heed to modern equipment.

Ah well

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