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9741Hello - new member Chris. 'Looking at a '90 Solectria EV

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  • Chris Kelleher
    May 2, 2014
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      Hi All,

       I'm a newbie to the group. I joined to ask you all a few questions since I'm looking at a Solectria EV for sale. If I end up buying it, then you'll probably hear a lot more from me because I will certainly have lots of other questions. I'm an ME living in Silicon Valley who likes to restore broken things to working order as a hobby. I'm wondering if I would find this car fun and useful, or a frustrating money hole?

       The car is a '90 and the seller says the condition is excellent and the battery (L/A) is new. It's never been in an accident and looks great (normal to light exterior wear for a '90 car)  and the interior is in excellent condition. It has A/C. Tires, brakes, etc. are in good condition too- nothing needs to be urgently done to the car. They say it runs great and has always been well maintained. They're asking $2500.

       Are there any important things I should know about the '90 version of this car or the Solectria brand in general? He claims it gets a 30 mile range. Is that about normal for this year/model? This would be my first EV. I drive about 9 miles a day plus an extra 10 miles a week. Really, I'm just looking for cheap, economical transportation but I want to save the environment as well. I've often thought about going hybrid or all electric but never looked at it seriously since price always seemed an issue....'till I found this car for sale.

      Any opinions or comments would be appreciated.
      Thanks,
      Chris

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