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General Information

Year
2008
Make
Miles
Model
ZX 40S Advanced
Color
White
Packages
Regenerative brakes, AC charging.
History
The Miles was one of many cheap “neighborhood” EVs from the mid 2000s, limited to 25 mph with a range of around 50 miles. My boss bought it off eBay so he could drive to work without paying for gas. I bought it off him a few years later for $57 because I needed cheap transportation to get around my college town.
2008 Miles ZX 40S Advanced (White)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Reprogrammed the control computer to get rid of the 28 mph speed governor. Now, foot to the floor, it’ll go about 45 mph on a smooth flat road. Fastest it’s ever gone is 55 mph downhill. Without doors or airbags, it’s about fifteen miles per hour faster than you really want to go, anyways.

All new lithium batteries, about 7 kWh. New battery chargers. Rewired the 12V system in with the main battery line, so the 12V battery doesn’t phantom drain over time.
Interior
The seats are this ****ty faux leather that’s starting to crack and fall apart, so I taped up both seats with grey duct tape.
Exterior
Removed doors and back seats to save weight.
Audio
This car shipped without any radio or speakers.

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