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  1. MIKHakobyan

    MIKHakobyan New Member

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    I hope to satisfy all your needs, in near future.
     
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    I hope you realize the Prius already has a 53 kw electric motor.
     
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    for sure, but again I am not able to give details about the technology.
     
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    who needs the toyota warranty for an ev? i would install it in a gen4, all things being equal.
     
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    Put it on a gen i insight and I'm game 4kw on a Prius no, insight yes
     
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    I doubt he will find many current Insight users on a Prius forum, though.
     
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    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    Even if this did what you say it should, besides the voiding of any remaining vehicle warranty, what insurance company would cover the vehicle after such a radical conversion?
     
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    well that's a very good question, we gonna work on that as well, thank you.
     
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    A different rear axle and a battery aren't super radical
     
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    bills is over 20 years old, so the rules don't apply. but there was never any talk of insurance problems with any of the past conversion kits sold at retail.
     
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    Several members of the EEVC have conversions and have insurance. I know two vehicles are in NJ (a Geo Metro and a Chevy S-10) and two in PA (a Ford Ranger & a Lomax). I know one of the guys has NJ Manufacturers but I don't know if they are covering the Metro.

    I would be very surprised if a Prius could be converted into an EV with a 100 mile range for $3000. An original Insight with a manual transmission would be a more suitable candidate. Either way you aren't going to have any usable cargo space.

    Conversions can be a good hobby but there are reasons why there isn't a thriving EV conversion industry in the USA. I wish our Armenian friend well.
     
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    you never know, sometimes a better mousetrap comes along. i'm keeping an open mind.
     
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    Selling the conversion kit and/or conversion service restricts your market to people who have that much ready cash to spend on their cars, and on a product with unknown reliability to boot.

    Other people have said similar things, but I think that you'd be much better off buying used Gen 2's, refurbishing them, converting them, and then selling the whole package for about $8,000 - 12,000. Doing it this way would give you greater control over the condition of the cars that your product goes in to, and opens your market up to people who need to finance the cars.
     
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    This would be a GREAT way to avoid the HV replacement. I'd do it.
     
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    If it really work as you say i will tell you where do i sign?
     
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    You will be informed as soon as we have product for sale, and I will keep posting news about development process, and thank you very much for your answer.

    thank you very much for your answer, I will post here about development process and give more information about technology in future.

    That's a great idea, thank you a lot, I appreciate it.
     
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    @MIKHakobyan , if you're going to solicit your product on here, you better contact @Danny the site administrator first or the Moderators will remove your posts until we get the okay from Danny that you are permitted to solicit and sell on here.
     
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    when you say solicit, do you mean when he has product available for purchase? or do you mean we can't even discuss future potential here, tossing ideas around and giving feedback?
     
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