Ok GEM friends. My last project was somewhat profitable. It’s time to either upgrade the GEM or buy something else.
I need at least 30 miles of range in my eLXD, loaded down with tools and lumber, in winter, uphill both ways.
Also, the only back road to my favorite lumber yard—the one that avoids the “35mph” six-lane highway where nobody goes less than 50–was just turned into a one-way street. So now I have to brave a few blocks on the main road loaded with lumber. 22mph isn’t safe anymore. I’ve got little kids to feed.
So I need some new batteries and some way to circumvent the speed governor. Alternately, I could try to buy a Mullen One, a weird Chinese-American mashup van that has supposedly been shipped to at least one dealership maybe last week, or next week or never, or I could try to buy a Canoo LDV, which may be a work van or a pump and dump stock scheme or a method of bilking money from the government of Oklahoma. The E-Transit is too expensive and too big to fit in my tiny driveway.
Anyway, I know I’ve posted about this before but it was purely theoretical at that point because I was broke as a joke. Now I have a dash of cash and I really have to improve my vehicle situation before I go and blow all my money on (other) power tools.