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Don't do it 1 16.67%
Hub Motor directly on the rim 0 0%
Hub Motor somewhere else 0 0%
Normal Motor "inboard" 0 0%
Something else 5 83.33%
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Old 12-31-2023, 09:09 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bwilson4web View Post
Remember mine is over 4 years and 115,000 miles:
  • Windshield and roof glass from pebbles thrown up or dropped from trucks.
  • Passenger side wheel bearings from hitting curb.
  • Front bottom from parking curb scrapes.
  • Bottom rear cover from road debris
  • 12 V battery wore out.
  • OEM tires wore out
  • Added 2” receiver hitch
  • Unseen post while parking
  • One cabin filter replacement
  • Most frequent, window washing fluid
My cars work for me and most of these were wear and tear from working hard. My previous Prius had similar maintenance plus Spring/Fall oil changes, annual engine filter, two transmission oil drain and fill, failed attempt to replace brake booster after 260,000 miles.

An EV is a car body encapsulation of a near maintenance free electric drivetrain.

Bob Wilson
EV's are actually great tell the battery goes bad and you gotta spend $50,000
for a new one.. also how do i charge it when the power goes out?

5 people already found this out in Canada

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Old 01-01-2024, 10:59 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Boat ramp + Tesla = smoke on the water.

Bonus: Effluent discharge right into the marina.
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Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
might as well go with GM's option a v8 engine 6.0L LS2 engine with it's in transmission EV motor..
Not sure if that would ever fit a Smart Roadster.
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People let all kinds of vehicles fall into the water off of boat ramps all the time.

Uhh don't convert the Smart, just get yourself a G1 Honda Insight. Way less work, better result.
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Old 01-04-2024, 12:48 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Boat ramp + Tesla = smoke on the water.

Bonus: Effluent discharge right into the marina.
Uh huh, it's like how guns kill people sometimes.

Mom's Camry ran into the house, crushing garbage cans, the wall, and a washer and dryer. It also backed into something causing a crease in the bumper.

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