Just bought my first EV

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Post by EV2Go » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 04:41

Just bought my first Electric Vehicle... Ok so it may not go that fast and it may not go that far, but I finally have a drivable EV Image

I would like to say I bought it, but at the price I paid, it was more like stealing it.

Big thanks go out to Ivan for his bargain buy eagles eyes that spotted it, for coming with me to check it out and to load it. Thanks mate!

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Post by EV2Go » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 04:47

The same chair on eBay, that is 2 years older, and done a ton more klms.

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Post by jonescg » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 04:48

Going to rip the motors out and build RoboMow?
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Post by EV2Go » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 04:51

Yep that's the plan. I almost feel bad about gutting it because it is in excellent condition apart from a few inside driving bumps.

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Post by offgridQLD » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 18:01

"Yep that's the plan. I almost feel bad about gutting it because it is in excellent condition apart from a few inside driving bumps. "

Just a thought if your not going to use it for it's intended design.

It seems a shame to butcher it. If it's in good serviceable condition (or if it's only small repairs needed). Perhaps one idea would be to find some one who could use it and make there day

I'm sure there is somebody out there who cant afford and likely there life could be changed if they had one.

Kurt.





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Post by Adverse Effects » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 20:06

what he hasnt mentioned it it needs new batterys (up to $400 depending on the quality you buy) and the $800 to $1200 it would cost to have a new seat made for the person buying it and the other parts / attachments needed to make it suite the one who buys it why do you think a wheelchair that is made out of about $500 on parts(at the factory door) costs $3K and up

i have a bit of working knowledge about fitting wheelchairs for people with special needs

as EV2Go said it was a steal but only if your useing it for parts

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Post by offgridQLD » Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 20:10

Ok, that paints a different picture.

Robot lawn mower sounds like a cool 2nd life for the salvaged parts.

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Post by EV2Go » Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 03:14

The price for a custom seat was ridiculous. Personally if I was going to give it to someone like my mum, I would just cut some foam / rubber from clarks and throw a cover over it for next to nothing.

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Post by evseaustralia » Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 21:09

was this you ev2go?

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Post by Saabman » Sun, 29 Jan 2017, 18:28

I used to work in the electric wheelchair industry - lots of chairs would go to the tip I tried to salvage as much as possible but you need somewhere to store the bits :(

The costs of refurbishing a custom chair are somewhat prohibitive.

I just picked up a centre drive chair I plan turning into a robomower also.

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Post by EV2Go » Sun, 29 Jan 2017, 21:17

I am still in two minds if I am going to leave it in one piece until I need the parts, or to break it down now for better storage. At the moment it is easy to move out of the road.

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