Hi guys, the IQ is going in for certification tomorrow, wish me luck, the IQ flew through the pre-certification warrant of fitness (apart from the conversion stuff, as expected).
Thank you very much Arie Kanarie, my EV build is just under 1210kg, just how I planned it. This information will help, but I am dealing with a lot of bureaucracy that don’t seem to be able to connect the dots. I have researched all years and all models of the 1ltr IQ that have come out of Japan from 2008 to 2015 and they all have the same suspension components so should have the same or similar GVM. I'ill keep working on it, cheers Peter.Don't know if you can use screenshots or need an actual photo, but after looking up a license plate of the IQ you mentioned the Dutch license registration site gives the 1210kgs you mentioned.
You can look it up yourself on ovi.rdw.nl end then filling in the license plate 98-HSZ-4 (it's one for sale, that's how I found the license plate).
"Gewichten" means weights, but you probably know how to use google translate.
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A lot of different terms are used in different countries, and by different people, which is why put descriptions with each of the values which I posted. In general, it's necessary to distinguish between actual weight or mass (either empty or as loaded an operated) and the allowed weight or mass.I didn't realise the difference between GVW and GVM is so dramatic, In many cases the local authorities lower the GVW to suit a counties transport regulations, Australia does this to allow heavy vehicles to be driven on a regular drivers’ licence.
I found a couple of legal definitions that put it like this.
GVW is the limit imposed by a counties transport authority and can be changed, mostly by specifying lower per seat weight, Japan uses 55kg, NZ used 80kg on new vehicles and 55kg on imports. LVVTA uses 80kg.
GVM/GVMR is the maximum safe weight limit imposed by the manufacturer and cannot be changed without recertification.
Please let me know if I have this wrong
Hi, a photo of the ID plate would be very helpful, thanks.Hello Brian, I found this forum today when perhaps doing the obvious -researching options for converting my 1.0 IQ to electric. Do you still need a photo of the ID plate you referred to above?
Thanks heaps, this information confirms my assessment that the information in the NZTA database is wrong and needs to be changed from 1000kg GVW to 1215kg GVM. Cheers PeterHere you go. View attachment 137488
Hi, does this IQ have two or four seats? Cheers PeterThanks heaps, this information confirms my assessment that the information in the NZTA database is wrong and needs to be changed from 1000kg GVW to 1215kg GVM. Cheers Peter