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Old 01-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lookin for information SPECIFIC to a vehicle I am interested in

Wildfire Motors - WF120-2T Total Electric NEV

I am seeking more information on this vehicle.

not interested in anything but info on this specific model (had a problem in another thread trying again new). Specifications. who else sells them who makes it. what other names its sold under youtube videos anything on this specific vehicle.

this one is sold by wildfire but they have almost no information on it. and way too far away for me to take a joyride for a test drive and inspection without more information first.

I know what a nev is. Just need more info on this specific vehicle if anyone can help.

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pathetic quote of the year: nothing on google or youtube so I am guessing the name of it is THEIR name and not the original manufacturer's name.

Ryland found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfire_(motor_company)

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Bet you googled to get that........

the op is too lazy to go to wiki.......he already knows everything

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess I have to report you. I start a new thread and you FOLLOW ME.

did you happen to follow that EMPTY link on wikipedia which contains NOTHING? ehh? did you even CLICK the link troll?

at least post the right link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildfir...tor_company%29

you DO realize I am seeking info on the specific vehicle I posted about the WF-120V2T

for which that link has not ONE SINGLE SHRED OR INFO or even so much as a MENTION and contains LESS info than on WILDFIRES actual own page. wow your a genius now.

NOT the much lower rated full enclosure (not "truck") WF-120V

I can find info on the "CAR" varient of this

WF-120V Total Electric NEV

but its not the same. that is rated for 440 pound capacity while the 2T is rated for 814 pounds. BIG difference.

when are you going to stop trolling me? WHY exactly do you have a hard on for me ??

and before you blather off even more. YES I found the manufacturer

http://www.hyev.cn/

alas it does not exist at that domain any longer and would likely be in all chinese anyway.

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Guys... seriously. Sheesh.

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except he is killing my threads (and I have no idea why) I even stop participating in the other one and started a new one and he followed me picking a fight.

this kind of discussion tends to "scare" other people off of posting as they don't want to get "mixed up" in the fight.

at least ryland tried to dig up some info. not the right info but at least he tried.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ooo! Ignore lists - I forgot about those! A useful feature.

I fixed the first "bad" link posted. Looks like it was a "typo" in how the link was posted.

As a reminder, you can always use the "preview" feature when you post just to make you you have made your links correctly and don't have any typos.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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so ben and metro. you guys ever seen one of these WF120V-2T little trucks? I am looking to get an electric car SO BADLY its making me sick. $7k is sooo sooo close to affordable to me. I might be able to get half of it selling my Thing and maybe a third of it selling my jeep and minivan. SOOOOOOO close.

but if it really does suck I can't afford to blow that much cash. I don't expect the best quality from a sub $4000 car (thats about what they cost) just "good enough" to get me going to handle all my local under 20 mile stuff. would save me a grand a year and get me going on electrics.

maybe later I could replace the leads with some A123 packs (they sell motorcycle packs on ebay for $100) one at at time. one at a time. so tempting.

but the lack of info is crazy. I mean NOTHING I spent hours googling and my google fu has simply failed me. I can find so much as a mention or a picture EXCEPT on wildfire's site.

lots of little bits (not much) on the car. but nothing on the little truck.

what about the DRIVE components of this thing? these tires are the same size as my metro came with stock.

can the motor trans controller be had separatly? if they can bring the car here for $2300-$3500 with batteries that has to make those components pretty cheap.

maybe I could save a TON of cash and retrofit a metro (about the same weight ok maybe 500 pounds heavier with batteries)

I really don't mind if it only goes 30mph at first till I upgrade the pack.

I just want an electric so badly its driving me nuts.
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From what I've read about this vehicle so far it looks like the car and the truck have the same drive train so if you find info on one it crosses over to the other as long as it's the 120v ac drive train.
But the negatives about this vehicle look to outweigh everything else about it, lawsuits, bad reviews and the people who have driven them say they are unstable going down hills if you get going 35mph or faster.

For the money, I'd say get someone's unfinished EV project or get an electric Ford Ranger off Ebay that are close to your budget, most of them need $2,000 in batteries but at that point you have a full half ton pickup truck that can go highway speeds.
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No, I haven't heard of that one at all before.

It does seem like there's a lot of "no-name" NEVs out there right now. I have a feeling that they are mass-produced in China, and then get whoever's brand name slapped on them at the end.

In many places right now (seems like everywhere but near me) there's tax incentives that help with the price on electric vehicles, including EVs.

I guess I wouldn't want to mail order anything, but if you can look at a vehicle in person, you might notice some stock items on it. I've noticed many EVs using Curtis controllers and Delta-Q chargers for example. You might not be able to get much customer support from the vehicle manufacturer, but those parts are popular and easy to replace/upgrade/find info on.

I would NOT expect ANY manufacturer support on a "no-name" NEV, but if the price is right, the vehicle might be worth it, as long as you are handy and aren't afraid of figuring out a few things yourself when you need to.

I've never been a fan of NEVs because of the politics/stupid laws around them. For me, a "standard" car converted to electric made sense, allowing me to drive on whatever road I want. That's not an issue if you have no restrictions on NEVs in your area, or live in a neighborhood where they work for you.

I've also noticed that many NEVs have very flimsy-feeling doors and bodies to them. My Metro feels like a tank compared to a Zap Zebra.

Come to think of it, a Citicar might actually be a good vehicle for you. They are older era - 70's to early 80's, but there are always a few out there for sale. They actually have a REALLY good following and user/owner group, so they are a lot better for support than you think, even the the manufacturer has been gone for three decades. (Aluminum frame and plastic body, only thing to worry about is brakes!)

They are basically an NEV, but without the NEV ordinance issues.

Sorry, I know that NONE of that was specific to the vehicle you asked about, but I hope it helps.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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not only was it what you had but it was good usable info. I have a feeling unless I can get one at near cost (around $3500) that these would end up being a bad idea. Especially with my fat ass inside.

I WOULD KILL to get a citicar !!! but I have never seen one inside 500 miles of me that did not cost a fortune!!

I might even be able to straight up trade someone for my 74 Thing !!!

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