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?
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.