Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How much does the kit cost?
Answer: The kit is $6,500.
Question: What else do I need to buy?
Answer: Just the batteries.
Question: Why have them separate?
Answer: Buying the batteries locally saves shipping costs.
Question: If you recharge by plugging into household current, what is the energy cost per mile?
Answer: At current rates (.11 per kilowatt-hour) it is about $.015 per mile.
Question: Is the solar panel adequate to charge the batteries most of the time? How
often do you need to plug it in in real world use?
Answer: The fully charged batteries give the car a range of 20
to 30 miles. Full sun light on the solar panel will give you 3 to 5 miles per
day. It can also be plugged it a wall outlet (AC volts). Larger panels on the roof could bring that up to 12 to 16 miles per day.
Question: How tall a rider/driver could fit inside the cab? (I'm 6'1")
Answer: The new cab is 12 inches longer than the original prototype to accommodate people over six feet tall.
Question: Will the frames come already welded and what special tools are needed to put this together?
Answer: All the parts are pre-welded. You would only need standard hand tools.
Question: How is it shipped and how long doses it take to put together?
Answer: The frame would be shipped flat on a skid by truck. It would take about 80 to 120 man-hours to put together.
Question: How do I register and insure this car?
Answer: Most states will issue a VIN number to specially built cars, homemade or kit cars. You fill out a form and provide a certificates of origin (which we provide). You then take that VIN number to the registry and register it as a “Low Speed Vehicle” or “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle”. Many insurance companies are now insuring LSV’s and NEV’s.