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Gigi Chao wreck

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by markwj, Jan 29, 2012.

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  1. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Oh so sad. :(

    ... but it looks like the battery fared well.
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    I heard that it is repairable (and is being repaired). Surprising if the front part of the tub was unaffected.

    I don't hold out much hope for the little 12V battery in the front wheel arch ;-(
     
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    All the damage is on top. Maybe the tub went under the taxi.
     
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    That what I thought as well.
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    P.S. It was repaired, and is back on the road.
     
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    Interesting to see that this thread is getting a lot of traffic from Asia since Gigi Chao is in the news. Where there ever any more updates on her car?
     
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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    I hear Gigi bought a new Roadster, identical to the crashed one.

    The old one was repaired, re-sold and is back on the road (good as new).

    The old one also has OVMS in it (which is how I know about this), so everyone is happy (Gigi has a new new car, someone got a good deal, Tesla doubled up on the sale, and OVMS got another happy user).
     
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    Saw her replacement car this weekend. Good to see her still driving Tesla.

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