neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car for $11,999 delivered?

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neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car for $11,999 delivered?

http://zero-gas-car.com/

No other specifications whatsoever at the web site. it is a cute little bugger though. I wish I could go and test drive something like this in my area with a dealer that would back it up with some kind of a warranty.

Something like this that had decent build quality would be more useful to me than a Vectrix for about the same cost.

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Re: neat looking highway capable 100 mile electric

more photos. Looks like it is actually a 4 wheel car. Wonder how they got that into the country.

http://www.google.com/base/a/4225105/D17551055610568135703

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The specs look a little questionable. It's a 72v system made of 12v200AH Trojan batteries (IIRC those are flooded batteries). This means a heavy battery pack, look at the ratio of battery pack weight to vehicle weight. This is a tin can! And they're claiming highway speed on a 72v system? Unlikely.

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

I've seen one of these driving around Phoenix:

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

Man, the stuff I find on the internet when I'm not looking... Don't ask me what I was searching for when I found this. :)

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http://unicat.net/en/index2-Galerie.html

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

I talked to the seller last night for a long time. The car bodies are from China and are originally a gas powered small car. It definitely is a 4 wheeler. They are being delivered to a company in South Korea as rollers and then high quality AC drive components are being installed and the cars are converted to electric, including comforts like air conditioning.The company doing the conversion is claimed to have already sold 15,000 electric cars in that region. He claims they have been crash tested by the US DOT and passed.

They considered building them with Lithium batteries, but were concerned the extra $4000 would price them out of the market. That may be an option in the future. The first cars are on their way right now, and will only be sold through the internet. I hope there are some gutsy first adopter types in the SF Bay Area that go for one and will let me check it out I'd like to drive one. The specs for the money make them a heck of a lot more useful than a $14,000 plus Zenn NEV. Of course, you can go down to a dealer In Berkeley and test drive a Zenn. These cars would arrive at your house on a carrier, and you are then on your own. Think 4 wheel Xtreme Scooter, with hopefully better quality control.

I still have doubts about smoothly registering a car like this in California. The US does not seem to embrace EV's, and there seems to always be obstacles involved in driving/riding one. What a nightmare if you bought one and the people at the DMV just gives you a blank stare when you try to convince them to complete the registration on it, when nothing shows up on their screen matching the manufacturer of the car.

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Wow...read my post in the other thread (kit car ev) where I'm talking about a "Korean" company scouting the area of Florida where I live for a manufacturing site. Maybe it's these people???

Sorry...haven't learned yet how to put the link here to the other thread!

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

Here's the link you want

http://visforvoltage.org/forum/4081-wanna-build-ev-car#comment-23465

The trick is that each comment or posting header is a link directly to that posting. You can right click on the title and in the context menu there will be a "Copy Link Location" or similar choice. Once you have the link location copied then it's an easy matter to paste into a text entry box.

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

... He claims they have been crash tested by the US DOT and passed. ...

I suspect if that were true the results would be available. http://www.iihs.org/

Somehow, I doubt it. Hopefully, not too many folks will send him money before the local DA gets a whiff of this.

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Only 8 to 9 weeks for delivery? Why that's just enough time to disappear with a whole bunch of other people's money and not be seen again...

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

Over at the Endless sphere forum someone mentioned he has the cars on ebay as NEV's now. I can almost run faster than them silly NEV's. You see them here in the Bay Area in the right lane driving with their 4 way flashers on and every single car ends up wanting to pass them. They should be allowed to go 40MPH-it would actually be safer than going 25, and it would make the cars a lot more useful for the type of roads you'd want to drive them on.

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

Arcticfox, those cars are Smart cars. Go to Smartusa to view more pics and specs on them. The have an excellent crash test rating and great gas mileage. We were actually thinking of purchasing one after seeing the movie "The DaVinci Code". The one we almost reserved would have cost $20,000. $ll,999 for an all-electric....too good to be true.

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Re: neat looking highway cabable 100 mile electric 3 wheel car

andys wrote

Of course, you can go down to a dealer In Berkeley and test drive a Zenn

There is also a dealer in downtown Campbell, they are interesting little cars to drive that only go 25 mph.

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I like that these are built with ....irony

"1) The two sides doors and rear door is irony and other parts are fiber glass"

Did we ship them all our recycled irony too?

Back to reality:

There's the folks in San Luis Obispo who are prepping a model similar to the blue/white one above. Chinese with US electronics.
Chinese gas car converted, and mfg is now adding a sub-line for the electric version. I'm 6'4" and I fit in it quite well and seems well-built with great finish. Currently will be speed-limited but capable of hwy speeds and plans to crash test; has been China-crashed but not here.
They were selling a fiber-bodied model but are phasing that one out.

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