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Crowdfunding push for EZ-EV open source electric kit car

Electrical engineer Gary Krysztopik has been driving his self-built, open-framed, three-wheeled electric “hotrod” on the roads and highways of San Antonio (TX) for over three years now, but folks still can’t help staring as he zooms past. While also working on gas-to-electric conversions (including a VW Bug and a Porsche Carrera), he’s been busy refining and tweaking the design for his “battery box on wheels” and is now preparing to release the EZ-EV car as open source plans, build-it-yourself kits and complete vehicles.

Described as a battery box on wheels, Gary Krysztopik’s ZW2C electric trike is little more…
Gary Krysztopik has been driving his huge electric trike on the roads and highways of San …
The original Z Wheelz 2-seat Custom features a MES-DEA 200-250 AC induction electric motor…
The idea for the ZW2C was to get away from the golf cart image of urban electric vehicles
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The original Z Wheelz 2-seat Custom (ZW2C) has a bottom frame that’s little more than a long battery box containing 24 deep cycle lead-acid batteries, and features a MES-DEA 200-250 AC induction electric motor driving a belt to the rear wheel and a built-in computer with GPS functionality that displays system status information. There’s a roll cage with a Honda Fit windshield, a shifter for park/reverse/drive/economy mode, a parking brake, and a composite rear fender. It has a maximum range of 100 miles (160 km) and is capable of speeds of over 60 mph (96 km/h).
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