Pros: Dependable low cost ride to work daily, cool ride, over 14,500 miles experience
Cons: Windshield wiper misses large portion of windshield, defog blower weak
I purchased my NmG May 18th, 2006. It was a prototype used in development by Myers Motors and has the serial #004. It is bright yellow and very noticable as it comes down the road. I drove it 16 miles daily to work for 2 years amounting to over 10,000 miles on the first set of Optima batteries. Speeds of 35 - 55 MPH were common on the roads travelled. I replaced the battery pack this spring with new Optimas priced at $185 each and there are 13 of them. I found 3 batteries weak, but was able to resell 10 of them on eBay in the $75 to $80 price range. I figure my net cost of operating the NmG is around 8 cents per mile including the battery replacement. I now have about 14,500 miles on the vehicle and am driving 18 miles to work daily at 65-70 MPH. I replaced the rear drive tire at 10,000 miles and have had to keep the air pressure at 40 PSI to assure proper handling.
I trailered my NmG to the factory in Tallmadge, OH to get it ready for the annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, WI June 19-21st, 2009. Two of the Myers Motors technicians spent all day taking care of the various concerns I had developed over the 3 years I have owned it and put on 15,450 miles. They sealed the rear hatch area as it had left the factory without caulk originally and replaced the latch and lift springs. Replaced the rubber boots which had cracked on the steering arms. Caulked the windshield seal. Bolted the rear fender securely. Reworked the driver door release. Reworked the steering wheel attachment to secure it properly. Buffed & polished the exterior and sent me on my way without charge. This due to fact I was representing them at the Energy Fair and did have some issues which should not have left the factory in the condition it was delivered. I spent all 3 days at the Energy Fair and enjoyed answering questions about my experience with the NmG. I was able to give great comments on my experience with the Myers Motors staff and their followup maintenance of the NmG. I have again begun driving the NmG to work daily (19.5 miles one way) and look forward to many more happy miles in my electric personal vehicle
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