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Just got an Electric Car 56k bites

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by Z6CRX, May 22, 2008.

  1. Z6CRX

    Z6CRX übber ɐɾuıu etarip

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    Well it wasn't me, but a family member. It's an NEV top speed of 25mph, but can be changed, not sure if so legally or not, but I can't find any laws stopping me from doing so in Pennsylvania. They seem to be restricted to 25mph because of government laws requiring crash tests for vehicles that wold be faster.

    I can't say for sure but I think its based off a micro car sold in Europe under the name spartan, but im not so sure.

    Its a 2007 ZENN 2.2 LX
    Has almost every option other than AC.:D
    I should either be picking it up in New Hampshire this weekend or getting it delivered here within about a week.
    Has a range of 30-50 miles and perfect for round town travel.
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    I'll have more pics up when it gets here and maybe a video of a test drive.
    found a lot of good information on this guys site.Home
     
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  2. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Extremely high voltage... so close to your genitals...
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    With a 25mph gov, they should not be allowed on the road. You are going to get run off the road.
     
  4. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    I am sure there is some sort of voltage regulator on it. Find it and see if it can be altered. Maybe you can squeeze more power/mph out of it, but I doubt it will last very long. Batteries will eventually discharge.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    How much did it set you back?
     
  6. Z6CRX

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    well it wasn't my budget
    MSRP was at like 17,000
    got it for 11,000.01 :D still gotta ship it though
    If I get it should run about 500 at most, otherwise 850 for transport.
     
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    lol 72 volts, I've been hit with worse.. just not in the groin.

    The limiter can be raised easy, i know how to wire it in, I just need to crack the motors software password, or buy the stuff to do it for like 80ish
     
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    Wait until you see your monthly electric bill :)

    You'll be BEGGING for an escalade.
     
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    what a fucking waste of money. 25mph? great. lets take the new car down the bicycle lane!
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i'm not sure i understand why people do this.

    if i was going to get 25/mph i would just buy a vespa or something. slow speed+cheap car=death in an accident.
     
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    depends where you live, if you're in a municipality with, hydroelectric, coal, or other cheap energy sources (Well, cheaper than petroleum) then you'll spend a lot less on total energy (Gasoline + Electricity bill)
     
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    The EV Ford Escort we built in HS is faster than that.
     
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    what a waste at 25mph, i would have just got a honda insight
     
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    Eh, it's governed to 25 mph which means you can easily make it faster at the expense of range.

    People always claim that "Your electric vehicle gets power from a plant that uses petroleum products" but if the cost of the electricity was less than the cost of gasoline, mile for mile, I'd rock an EV anyday.
     
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    so it will take me 3 times as long to only get half way to work on its range, before needing to be recharged????
    so if i get 2 of them and leave one at the half way point charging and leave the house 3 hours earlier than i do now, i wont need to buy gas any more????

    no thanks
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Just deal with the gas prices. Wtf is this world coming to?
     
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    A horrible fiery death.
     
  19. A-1SteakSauce

    A-1SteakSauce Yeah, it's that important

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    ...i'm a huge fan of electric cars, but maybe more like a crx with a torque monster ac induction motor that can take some k20's to the cleaner... but back to my price range, i picked up a 50cc Honda moped for two hundred bucks and it gets 80mpg, and when i get stopped by the po i dont sweat as much when i hand him my id card (yea id card baby no license). about to get a 70cc kit for it. But like a fat chick, its only fun till my friends catch me ridin' it.
     
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    This kind of car was wanted for many years long before gas prices went up anyway ^_^. got pics of the car in a moment and will have video of it later on.
     
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