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John
08-12-2007, 12:21 AM
This is pretty interesting check it out.
www.midwestev.com

John
08-16-2007, 08:07 PM
I'm surprised there are no comments on this, here's an EV that goes up to 40mph, travels up to 25 miles on a charge, carries up to 4 people and costs just over $10K.

Steve Duke
08-17-2007, 08:48 AM
Um, I'm not too surprised, since this is an Elec-Trak tractor site, and the focus is primarily on our tractors. Electric vehicles are found on lots of other sites.
Just my opinion.

Steve D.

John
08-17-2007, 05:56 PM
Open your mind steve :hmmmmmmm:

Dinger95
08-20-2007, 02:15 PM
Honestly at 40MPH, 25 mile range seems a bit low.
I'm still more of a fan of the http://www.aptera.com/ I know it's not an EV, but a diesel hybrid has lot of possibilities.

John
08-21-2007, 12:26 AM
Honestly at 40MPH, 25 mile range seems a bit low.
I'm still more of a fan of the http://www.aptera.com/ I know it's not an EV, but a diesel hybrid has lot of possibilities.

True, trips have to be planned but it would be great for errands/shopping around town, there are places where such a vehicle is not yet practical but I am impressed with what you get for the price in a practical alternative vehicle. The Aptera web site is 'coming soon' so I could not check it out.
I also think there is a definite market for an Elec-Trak type riding lawnmower in suburban America.

Dinger95
08-22-2007, 10:36 AM
I agree whole heartedly. I'd love to go pure electric for my daily commute. But direct commute is 30 miles round trip.

Here is a link to the older aptera website via archive.org.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070317195443/http://apteramotors.com/index.html

Also, everyone who's seen my elec-trak are very impressed with it. So things like the zero-mow have a market if they ever make it to production.

John
08-22-2007, 10:28 PM
Here is a link to the older aptera website via archive.org.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070317195443/http://apteramotors.com/index.html

WOW the aptera has very impressive numbers for about $20K.

Alan
08-31-2007, 10:29 AM
Zebra specs are the same as for the ZENN and others. It's about battery design, mainly cost, weight, efficiency, safety, and cold-weather performance. Some say the solution is around the corner, but after a century of research we're still at the lead-acid stage. With a tractor, duration after a full charge is not a big issue; with cars it is.