1998 City El Targa Top three-wheeled EV.
Buy the star of http://youtube.com/watch?v=3Da399fIxp9-E . Since the =
review was made the car has been completely upgraded from it's =
original lead acid 36 Volt spec to 43 Volts of 100AH Thundersky =
Lithium Ion batteries, complete with Reap System's fabulous battery =
management system. To buy the BMS alone would cost =A3500, with the =
batteries costing a further =A31,500 or more. The lithium Ion batteries =
in it are pre 2006 cells and still hold a decent charge.
Prior to upgrade the City El did approximately 20 miles on a charge =
and had a top speed of 35 mph. The Lithium Ion upgrade has lightened =
the EV by over 70 kilos and as a result of the upgrade the range is =
now up to 50 miles (if driven carefully) and a top speed of 45 mph =
(up to 50mph if you're brave enough!) It out accelerates a standard =
City El and will climb all but the steepest hills without a single =
problem. The upgrade has completely transformed the car and makes it =
an ideal City Car for the UK. It is tax exempt and is MOT'd until =
The City El has done 3,350 miles from new and has recently had new =
rear springs, shocks and bushings.
I have some spares to go with the vehicle. I'm selling it as I need a =
bigger EV so am upgrading! This is the perfect starter EV for any =
enthusiast and can be driven on a motorcycle or car licence. A 16 =
year old with the correct moped licence can also drive this but the =
vehicle would need restricting to 30 mph. I'm now on the lookout for =
an EV big enough to help me go to and from the DIY store (we've just =
brought our first house) as well as carry more than one person!
Asking price of =A33,500 ONO. This also includes a custom-built trailer =
to transport the City El long distances.
Please email me for more information, or telephone me (UK) on 0117 =
965 7424 or 07901 553308.
The car will be available from (hopefully) the 31st October.
Photos of the City El can be found online at http://www.austinev.org/ =
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