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N00b about to buy a glider.

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Hi folks,

Well, I'm going to take the plunge! I've run the numbers and an EV makes all the sense in the world. I live 3 miles from work an EV will satisfy 95% of my driving needs.

I also have the advantage of working for a battery company and can get a really good price on deep cycle batteries. A lot of my co-workers are interested in the idea and can offer lots of advice and expertise.

I look forward to picking the impressive brains I've found around here and hope to have my EV rolling next spring!

My glider is a 1991 Nissan NX1600 for $250. I've already picked out the vanity plate - PBH2SO4. (I know, too nerdy)

Dave in Des Moines


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Wow that Nissan looks like it'll need some serious cleanup work.

Make sure the frame isn't rusted out, because you'll be placing a large amount of lead on top of the frame and you don't want it to fail on you.

What kind of budget do you have for this vehicle?

Also what kind of top speed and range do you want? 55MPH, 20 miles?
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