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Over ten years ago in a galaxy far far away!!!


Embarrassingly naff and I had never even heard of an Insight back then!

Might cheer you up for Christmas. ;)
 

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So THAT is the solar van from your URL...

Also, nice to meet you. Usually your video style is more "these are my hands."
 

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It was shot for a German TV show, the crew came over for a couple of days and we pottered about in the nearby villages. Quite good fun.

That was just before I converted it to Lithium and AC drive, so about autumn 2003.
I was one of the first in the UK with a bunch of others who bought some early Thundersky cells.

I spent £5000 iirc on 30 x 200A 4.2V LiMn cells. An early adopter.

They lasted over 5 years and approx 30,000 miles before I left the bloody car turned on one day for a week, and over discharged 60% of them, they did not recover :(
 

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Really nice, ahead of your times. would even be a fantastic mod today. Vans are heavy and have a airdam front end. terrible twenty + mpg. any bit would help. That what kept me away;)
 

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Thanks for sharing. Wished more American communities were like that so we could use something like that, a GEM, golf cart, etc to get around.
 

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Nicely done. One can really see the professional touch in the video. And now, ten years later we begin to get some genuine electric cars:)
 

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