Eenigma wrote:...we were having a business discussion about personal scooters and who that market will belong to. The hover round is a 4 wheel vehicle while other scooters are 3 wheeled.
Who will end up with the lions share of that market? I had always thought of LightEV as owning the 2 wheeled motor scooter market but the personal scooter battery market is huge. (no need to wait for the development of road worthy electric motor scooters.) Is this a divided market or is there a minimum weight requirement for Zenn in the off road scooter market?
Hey, Eenigma! Congratulations on finding a new topic for discussion which is actually *on* topic.
It certainly may seem at first glance that ZMC's exclusive license may cover four-wheeled handicapped scooters and powered wheelchairs. But does it? Let's look at the relevant portions of the description of the license as it was reported to SEDAR:
• Exclusive Rights for new passenger vehicles ...
• Exclusive Rights for neighbourhood electric vehicles (NEV) and golf carts...
• Exclusive Rights for utility vehicles...
• Exclusive Rights for the aftermarket conversion of any four-wheeled vehicles... which have been previously licensed for road use...
• Non-exclusive Rights to purchase and deploy EEStor’s EESU in new passenger vehicles...
Looks to me like one-person (no "passenger") "scooters" which can't be licensed for road use don't qualify for the license. Sorry, Hoveround owners! You'll have to get your EESU upgrade from someone else.
Now, I could be mistaken: What qualifies as a "utility vehicle"? My previous research showed that term is applied to offroad vehicles which look like miniature jeeps or pickup trucks:
But I think I've read elsewhere that the "utility vehicle" stipulation in ZMC's license includes fork lifts. So I'm not sure just what that category includes.
Yeah I read that but it's the golf cart aspect that is throwing me.
Look at this
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Last edited Mon, 15 Nov 2010, 6:48pm
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