Hi, The C1 was and is a fairly useful small limited range EV, The technology is still in use and all the parts are available. Those original parts like motor couplings and interior heaters, I make alternatives. The Motors and controllers are still current, as are the Thundersky Lifepo4 cells. These are actually a very stable and very suitable cell. They dont burn like some Li mixtures can.
The cars would do around 40 miles new, but like all lithium cells they dont do well in the cold. They top out at around 65mph.
I dont buy and break the cars, I buy then and put them back into use. I have more than enough new spares, and import / sell a lot of parts, both these and others for EV conversions.
There were about 100 of then sold in the UK and around 70 sets of parts were send to Denmark where they were then put into a batch of C1s.
I have sold a few that have been stripped of parts and used for parts sources for other conversions . A very cheap way of getting a Motor, Controller, DC to DC converter, and Pack.