Yes indeed! Absolutely ludicrous! However please read the terms of your insurance policy! You may be able to argue such considerations in a US court, but in Australia, no court would consider whether or not it is likely to cause accidents, simply the terms of the insurance contract.Digger11 wrote: I disagree that this is bizarre - it is totally ludicrous !!! I thought an EV only changed the powerplant of the vehicle ??? and usually decreased the power (so less likely to need ESC???)
We are getting worse than a Nanny State in Victoria as even my Grandmother could not make sense of decisions like this.
If they do make these changes - then I will just not change the registration on the donor as an ICE (i.e. keep it registered and insured during the build period) - the Victorian Government can go and get stuffed.
The additional cost of 6-12 months rego and insurance will offset the lack of engineers expense.My understanding is that the Insurance will still be valid, unless the modifications caused the accident. Would be a good court case with the Insurance company as less power usually could not be proven to cause accidents.
I can't advocate you drive a modified vehicle in defiance of Vic-roads, however much I agree! If the worst circumstances occur, it would be consider an act of wilful defiance requiring a penalty a the higher end of the scale!
Nanny state indeed!
But the technical question remains, how to provide a conversion with ESC?