[Oeva-list] Gizmo for sale...

patrick0101 at gmail.com patrick0101 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 12:58:33 PDT 2008


A friend of mine has one of these.  I agree it is very fun to drive.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Travis Raybold <travis at raybold.com> wrote:

> I bought this little guy a couple of years ago, fixed up the wiring and all
> to get it to run properly, and have very much enjoyed it.
>
> The family additions of a toddler, puppy, and a newborn on the way have
> left me without the requisite time to fiddle with it though, so I'm afraid
> I'm going to have to give up on EVs for the time being.
>
> It runs great, has the normal wear and tear, but looks pretty good. I'll
> get some pictures of it in the next day or so. It needs a new button for the
> horn, and I have individual analog voltmeters for each batter that I haven't
> had the chance to hook up yet. This is the chain drive version, so it does
> have some chain noise.
>
> It is currently set up with 4x12v Trojan T-1275's, but I have the extra
> wiring for it to use 6 8v batteries as well. It has the Zivan charger, but
> it started being unreliable, so I got a slower 48v charger as well, and have
> both of them.
>
> This is the most fun electric car I've ridden in, even if it does top out
> at 40mph. The removable cloth fairing is great, it feels like you are riding
> around in a Jeep Wrangler with the top down. It does require tinkering, as
> just about any electric car these days does.
>
> --Travis
>
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Regards,
Pat
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