Anyone still riding the older EVT models?
I am leaning towards buying a used EVT 4000e, 2010 model. I have no idea if the asking price is reasonable ($1000) for a lithium-powered 2010 model with ~8100 KMs on the odometer. The overall condition is said to be very good. I don't know the condition of the brake pads or tires.
I am hoping someone here will be able to clear up a few things about this scooter.
1. Were there multiple motor options on the 2010 models? The owner "thinks" that the motor is brushless, but isn't certain. In all of my research online, I see references to both brushed and brushless motors on the 2010 models.
1a. Any idea on the nominal output of this motor? Is it the classic 1500 Watt, or one of the slightly more powerful, newer ones?
2. Can the 2010 EVT 4000e carry two people (together we weigh less than 300 lbs) with any sort of composure? I am 6'1", so I know it'll be a bit cramped, but I'm more concerned with pick-up, medium inclines, and cornering.
3. What are the wheel and tire sizes for the 2010 model year?
I've no idea if anyone even reads this corner of the forum.
Thanks so much,
No need to worry about no-one reading this corner of the forum. I would guess it's not just me who as a standard clicks on the Recent Posts button up at the top. This way we get to poke our noses into all that goes on here, even in the more obscure corners :-)
However, sorry, no EVT expertise here...
Well, I am an expert on EVTs, unfortunately not on the newer models but as far as I know they started with brushless motors in -09. They should also be 12 inch instead of 10, so it should be easy to check, not shure about the effect though.
It´s possible to ride 2 people (in Europe it´s approved for this) but the scooter is quite small so it´s not very comfortable for western people of average height.
I only have wiring diagram for the older models, but since you have no power at all it seems like either there is a fuse that´s broken or a battery cell that´s given up.
I don´t know if there is a BMS connected to the batteries and if the power is controlled by this, in that case that could be broken.
As you say, you really need more info on how things are connected.
Good that you found the problem, nice work!
phase-boy - yes, still riding my 2008 EVT that I purchased on Ebay for $900 as a "new" closeout in 2009. Is an SLA brushed model and the original batteries are still going strong! Check out my eval from a couple of years ago at: http://www.wikipik.org/evt-4000e-electric-scooter-reviews/v2c16p8. Can't help you with Lithium questions as I am STILL waiting for them to wear out. So keeping SLA's charged and charging them immediately after riding has worked for me. The EVT quality of construction was excellent. I now use it to silently terrorize campgrounds and run errands. Here is a pic of it almost ready to travel on back of my antique RV. Take care of it and it will be your Energizer Bunny!...
Update - SLA's finally gave out. Pulled them and installed gee-wiz 40aH lithiums. Conversion wasn't cheap or easy to do but it was considerably less $ than a new Lithium powered EVT-4000e. Make that $2K less! Yes, Bravo Electric Vehicles are still being sold. This upgrade has totally changed the whole personality of my scooter. Having shed 90 lbs, it leaps ahead of traffic and can stay ahead all the way up to 35 mph, with a top end that hits 40 mph. Range is now in excess of 50 miles (pack is set to shut down at 30% of capacity to keep from "bricking the pack"). I no longer have gas scooter envy. In fact I wouldn't want one! See my post elsewhere on this forum for more pics. It is so awesome having a "new" scooter!!