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Old 06-01-2007, 05:35 PM   #611
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Sharp!!!

Wanna borrow my car for about a week???
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:38 PM   #612
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Sure! Question is: do you extend the stripes into the wheel skirts or not..
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #613
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Haha, do it! Make them seem stock. Hell, make them metal and weld on brackets for them to attach to...
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:57 PM   #614
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- 89-94 metro: 1650 lbs
- 84-87 civic: 1797 lbs
- 95-99 metro: 1830 lbs
- 94-97 aspire: 2004 lbs
- early fiero: 2500 lbs
My high school had a class that built 2 VW rabbits EV. I wonder what the weights are on those
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:32 AM   #615
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Congrats on job well done.looks a treat.whats the go with insuring an EV car in north america and when it comes to rego time is there any reductions in the cost compared to the average car.I ask this because in queensland australia there is some sort reduction in annual rego costs.cheers---paul
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:47 AM   #616
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The Rabbits were pretty light (for their time): between 1800-1900 lbs is the most accurate I could come up with from a quick search. They were very popular as a conversion vehicle.

Paul: registration is the same cost here in Ontario, but there's no emissions test for an EV, so you save a bit there. As for insurance, it can be tricky, but it's possible to get. We'll find out just how tricky in a couple of months...

(Drat - there I go making progress predictions again - standard disclaimer applies...)
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As far as insurance goes for most EVs, I suggest shopping around for a 'declared value' policy. And just because one agent says no, that doesn't mean another won't say yes - even selling the same company's insurance.

Forkenswift can probably get by with a standard policy given the low cost of parts involved.
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The inquiries I'd made so far were for liability only - don't think we're planning to insure the vehicle for loss. $35/month was the best quote I got so far.
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Oh man, I love driving the ForkenSwift.
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2 more photo galleries posted of the EV Expo
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