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EV Registration for legal road use

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Hi All, from a Sunny South Africa.

Tell me, are we the only country that does not make provision for the legal registration of converted vehicles for road use. Apparently we cannot register a vehicle that has been converted from ICE to EV :confused:, the reason, the electric motor serial number does not comply with the "engine" number requirements on the system for such registration. What a load of ......:mad:

Any South Africans out there with a similar problem?, perhaps you have found a way to get an EV registered. Let's chat.

If you have some ideas please let me know as I have one and several friends have as well, but we can't use them (Legally that is :D).

Either reply on the forum, or drop me a mail at [email protected], I need to get mine (and others) on the road ASAP.


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What was the serial number on the engine?

Stamp it on the motor.. 10 bucks buys a stamp set.. Harbor Freight Tools

The other stuff - 1300cc, EFI...
Just stamp them on as well
Make up a plate big enough for anything you feel like

Make up your own definitions
CC - is coulombs/sec at condition C
EFI - is Electronic Flame Interruption - also known as brush advance

If the rest of the car is neat and safe looking and you don't piss the policeman off you should get away with it

(If you piss off the policeman he WILL find something wrong with even a brand new vehicle)
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