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Old 03-10-2007, 05:28 AM   #11
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Old 03-10-2007, 07:54 PM   #12
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Yeah, this thing has got me having that 'now you tell me' feeling after having purchased a car for EV conversion. I probably would have placed an order for the BugE instead, but the MR2 is now nearly fully gutted of ICE components.

I'm really on the fence about this one now. Do I complete the MR2 or do I order a BugE? My only consolation is that it will likely take as long to get a BugE as it will take me to finish the MR2.

Oh well, at least the MR2 will have room for another person.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:23 AM   #13
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Yeah, this thing has got me having that 'now you tell me' feeling after having purchased a car for EV conversion. I probably would have placed an order for the BugE instead, but the MR2 is now nearly fully gutted of ICE components.

I'm really on the fence about this one now. Do I complete the MR2 or do I order a BugE? My only consolation is that it will likely take as long to get a BugE as it will take me to finish the MR2.

Oh well, at least the MR2 will have room for another person.
I vote MR2. Those cars look way cool.

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Old 03-11-2007, 05:50 PM   #14
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I am dead set on getting one of these things. I'm just having problems getting my credit line started. I'm hoping to be able to get a loan from the bank this summer to get one. I wouldn't be able to use it to get to work cause I would need to be able to go 50mph for more than 10miles. But, I do a lot of traveling within the city I live in since we use my car over my mothers Ford Taurus(16.6mpg) regardless of what I do.
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:04 PM   #15
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Yeah, this thing has got me having that 'now you tell me' feeling after having purchased a car for EV conversion. I probably would have placed an order for the BugE instead, but the MR2 is now nearly fully gutted of ICE components.
Snax - are you on the EVDL too? Someone basically wrote the same thing this week (about deciding between an MR2 and BugE).

I vote for the BugE. Cheaper, more efficient, more unique, easier to park, store, cheaper to insure (?), possibly a better "investment" in terms of depreciation & ability to re-sell later.

Plus, you can add a rear seat to it if you want to carry a passenger. (Think I read that on the web site).

Plus, he's in your neck of the woods - support a local business!
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:05 AM   #16
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Finish the MR2. Want to dramatically improve range and slightly improve top speed? Aeromod the hell out of it.

MR2s already have excellent aero, but there's plenty to improve upon too.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #17
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It said on one page you can add a motorcycle ***** seat to it, but it said that it would have to either be a child or a 100pound driver and passangercause 200lbs max to carry effectively. It also dramatically increases the ability of the BugE to tip over. If you go to FAQ read over the driving notes made on the first test run, If I get one I will be using some Roman ingenuity to reinforce that thing cause it sounds flimsy, chassis and overhanging. The owners manual is also extremely informative and on the same page and free(abreviated version)
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:40 PM   #18
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BugE videos

The builder has added a "media" page to his site.

http://blueskydsn.com/BugE_in_Media.html

He's got some more short but sweet YouTube clips up.

this one's great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKoi9aQO6Co

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Looks purty cool

Not for me though -- I'd rather pedal if I'm going on a short trip :P

If only I could afford a GoOne3 - hybrid human-electric :P

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The creator of the BugE has actually decided that the 2/10hp motor was insufficient and got too hot under "wot" conditions. he has switched to a 3/17hp motor. The website says the mileage varies only slightly enough to not need to change the mileage on he site. But also has an increased speed ad acceleration. unfortunately there is no further mention of the rear enclosure.
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