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I've always thought an electric vehicle would be a good match for Nicaragua.
Plus enough solar panels to keep it charged.


Distances are small. Speeds are low. Gas is very expensive.



Even a Prius plug-inable hatchback hybrid might be a solution.
Coming down the hill would be almost 100% free with regenerative braking.
The battery (such as it is) recharges in 4 hours at 110V and in 2 at 220V.
The range of 40 km (25 miles) would be enough for many around town errands for city dwellers.


It would be nice to have a more comfortable car, smaller, when I'm not actually hauling materials.

The Mahindra has been a big plus in that respect, really the best of both worlds.


It's getting a new transmission installed at the moment,, surprising at just 65,000 miles.
Tie rod ends. It could be that I over did it with four bags of cement and a couple of quintals of feed in the bed.
I can put a cubic meter of piedrin and four bags of cement in my Ford F150 and still pass everything on the road.
Uphill.
Filling the tank now is running over $100, so you pay dearly for that ego stroking:

"Suck my exhaust, you nacatamale eater"

I'm going to drain the transmission and differentials when I get it back and put in synthetic oil.
I did that with the engine when I got it,, but didn't expect drive train issues so soon.

It's a great little truck.
The problem in Nicaragua is, no parts.
Pellas sold it for a few years, and then orphaned it.

When I say no parts, it's not true. They just take forever.
Mahindras are popular in Honduras and Guatemala.