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Old 29th April 2008, 17:12   #16
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aren't electric cars supposed to be silent? I mean electric motors whine but don't make much noise.

Yup. But this one sure had a creaking noise from the bonnet. And to add to that even the driver's side door was a little out of the bodyline of the car.

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Old 29th April 2008, 18:52   #17
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Thanks for sharing the scoop, X-Machine. Good find, though I hope this thing never makes it to Indian showrooms. The guy you met could be looking at importing this as a new business.
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Old 29th April 2008, 20:48   #18
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are u sure this is santro size. if it sells for $20k that is 8 laks so with so called INDIAN duties its 16 laks right. ok now where do i order my civic hmmm
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Old 29th April 2008, 21:28   #19
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Sure is something really different here.
nice find i must say.
By the way if it comes cheap then we may have some people looking at it a a Donor vehicle for doing all sorts of mods (atleast I am)
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Old 30th April 2008, 13:25   #20
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GTO: Maybe he's looking at this new business. But i hope, he does'nt. Its not a car one would be pleased to see on our roads.

Jesal: Yep. Im very sure it was Santro sized. Infact it can substitute our rickshaws very easily.

Motorheadinc: He was'nt willing to disclose the price or any other details. Wonder why?

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Old 30th April 2008, 13:33   #21
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Default Zotye Pictures: China

Hey guys have a look at the real Zotye here in China. It is bigger than the Santro, maybe will match the size of the Getz.

This vehicle had a thick layer of dirt on it and from the photos you can see that it has taken some real beating.
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Old 26th May 2009, 20:48   #22
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Default Zotye in Durgapur, West Bengal

My friend clicked 2 pics.
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Old 26th May 2009, 21:32   #23
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why does an elec. motor have an exhaust??
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Old 26th May 2009, 23:07   #24
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i think there are 2 Zotye's . black one is behind..
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but it is WB registered,earlier one was MH registered?
are these zotyes or zombies invading all over india..looks like a private work of some guy.
and some things are suspicious here?
electric vehicle making noise?
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Old 27th May 2009, 00:55   #26
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There is a chinese company which had inspected the 1000 acres of land orginally slated for the Tata Nano and which is lying now unused.It had meet the CM of WB sometime back to discuss the possibility of constructing a automobile plant there.I cant remember the company's name.I will try dig up the article.
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Old 9th October 2009, 14:29   #28
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Why are we discussing this, is it coming to India? or was that a one off import?

Electric SUV, seems a bit off beat. SUV's could atleast use Diesel / Petrol. If a crime is to be done then might as well do it well. Focus of electrics should be on Sedans (which are the majority (except in USA)) to start with.
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