- 1.Can I purchase a Carver?
- 2.Can I test drive a Carver?
- 3.How much does the Carver cost?
- 4.What are the requirements to drive a Carver?
- 5.Do I need a licence or an insurance plate?
- 6.Do I need insurance?
- 7.Where can I drive the Carver?
- 8.Where can I park the Carver?
- 9.For whom is the Carver developed?
- 10.What are the financial benefits for business customers?
- 1.What are the dimensions of the Carver?
- 2.What is the top speed and acceleration rate?
- 3.How much does the Carver weigh?
- 4.What is the range of the Carver?
- 5.How do you charge the Carver?
- 6.How long does it take to charge the battery?
- 7.How safe is the Carver?
- 8.Has the Carver been tested and what certifications does it have?
- 9.Are there different types of Carver editions?
- 10.How much storage space does the Carver have?
- 1.Do I need to make a down payment to reserve my Carver?
- 2.How can I cancel my pre-order?
- 3.Can I change the colour of my pre-ordered Carver (before the delivery date is confirmed)?
- 4.How will I be kept informed once I have placed a pre-order?
- 5.When will the delivery date of my Carver be confirmed?
- 6.What is the process for the rest of the payment?
- 7.What are the overall terms and conditions of the pre-ordering?
- 1.When can I schedule a test drive?
- 2.Where can I perform a test drive?
- 3.Where can I purchase a Carver?
- 4.Can I get my money back after I have purchased the Carver?
- 5.What is the warranty on the Carver?
- 6.What are the General Terms & Conditions?
- 1.Where is my Carver manufactured?
- 2.How long does it take to receive my Carver once I ordered it?
- 3.How is my Carver delivered and what are the delivery costs?
- 1.What should I do in case of a breakdown?
- 2.What kind of maintenance does the Carver need?
- 3.Do I need to insure my Carver and what are the costs?
- 4.What is the warranty on the Carver?
- 5.What is the standard process in case of a complaint?
The first batch of limited edition numbered Carvers will arrive in the Netherlands in the second half of 2018. The Carver can be pre-ordered via the website .Go to top of page
Sure you can! Please leave us your contact details here to plan a test drive and we will contact you as soon as possible.Go to top of page
The purchase price of the Carver is €7.990 euro (incl 6% VAT). For businesses please click here for more info.Go to top of page
You need to be in the possession of a scooter driving license to be able to drive the Carver. If you already have a car or motor driving license, you can just step in and go!Go to top of page
Depending on whether you opt for purchase of your Carver at 6% or 21% VAT your Carver will need to have an insurance plate or a regular yellow scooter (45 km/h) licence plate.Go to top of page
Yes, a liability insurance is mandatory, according to Dutch legislationGo to top of page
The traffic rules are similar to that of a 45 km/hr scooter. The Carver can be driven on the public roads up to a maximum speed of 45 km/hr within urban areas. On the cycle & scooter paths the Carver is allowed to drive up to a maximum speed of 30 km/hr. Outside urban areas the Carver needs to stay on the cycle & scooter paths.Go to top of page
In scooter parking places or other designated parking spots or on the sidewalk.Go to top of page
For everyone who needs a future proof and fun transportation solution to improve their daily door-to-door travels in urban areas.Go to top of page
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The Carver dimensions are 2,89 m length x 1,49 m height x 0,88 m width.Go to top of page
The topspeed is 45 km/hr and the Carver accelerates from 0 – 45 km/hr in just 8 seconds.Go to top of page
The Carver weighs 330 kilograms.Go to top of page
With a full battery you can enjoy a range of 100 kilometers, depending on the driving characteristicsGo to top of page
By plugging the charging cord in a regular power socket or using a car charging station with a converter to 220 V. The converter needs to be purchased separately.Go to top of page
It takes 4.2 hours to 80 % & 6.5 hours to 100 % with a regular power socket or with a converter connected to a car charging station.Go to top of page
The closed cabin of the Carver is equipped with a sturdy steel tubular frame to protect you optimally from all outside impacts and includes a three point seat belt. The tilting system also provides optimum balance and stability.Go to top of page
The Carver is being RDW (National Vehicle & Traffic Regulation Department) certified and thoroughly tested so that it complies with all the necessary safety regulations.Go to top of page
The first Carvers will be our Full Option Edition. We do expect to launch different models with new features in the near future.Go to top of page
The Carver has an extra seat for a passenger and a storage volume of 75 Litres to offer you sufficient room for your stuff.Go to top of page
Yes, to reserve one of the limited edition numbered Carvers you will be asked to make a refundable down payment of 750 euro.Go to top of page
Until we confirm the delivery date of your reserved Carver, you can cancel your pre-order at any time. Just contact us to request your cancellation and we will reimburse your down payment within 10 working days.Go to top of page
Yes you can change the color until the delivery date has been confirmed.Go to top of page
We will send you regular updates by e-mail on the status of your pre-order. As soon as the first Carvers are delivered, which is expected to be by the end of May 2018, you will be invited for a test drive in Amsterdam.Go to top of page
We expect to be able to communicate the expected delivery date of your Carver by the end of August 2018.Go to top of page
Once we have an estimated delivery date you will be contacted and requested to complete your payment.Go to top of page
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Test drive & purchase
We expect to offer the first test drives by the end of May 2018. Please contact us here to request a test drive and we will get back to you as soon as possible.Go to top of page
Our test drive location is at our headquarters in Amsterdam, within walking distance of the Central Station.Go to top of page
Currently you can pre-order the Carver via the website - click here to pre-order - or contact us directly.Go to top of page
Yes, you can return your Carver until 14 days after the delivery date and claim a full refund. Click here to view the general terms and conditionsGo to top of page
Your Carver has a 2 year warranty on all parts except for the battery and the tyres click here to view the warranty policyGo to top of page
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Production & Delivery
The Carver is a Dutch innovation, crafted by Dutch engineers. Final assembly and quality testing is performed in The Netherlands.Go to top of page
Depending on when you place your pre-order we estimate that the first pre-ordered limited edition numbered Carvers will be delivered from September 2018.Go to top of page
Your Carver will be delivered at your doorstep or you can pick it up from a Carver location. The delivery costs are included in the purchase price.Go to top of page
Service & Support
In the unfortunate case of a breakdown you can contact us on 085 - 1302484 for assistance. We also will be offering various insurance and service packages including a roadside assistance service.Go to top of page
Required maintenance is minimal as the Carver is an electric vehicle. The exact maintenance schedule will be placed on the website soon.Go to top of page
Yes, a liability insurance is mandatory in the Netherlands. Carver will be offering various insurance and service packages including roadside assistance service via our insurance partner. Our insurance packages will include theft, damage, roadside assistance service and standard maintenance service. The cost of the insurance package will depend on the type of package and your risk profile.Go to top of page
Your Carver has a 2 year warranty on all parts except for the battery and the tyres. click here to view the warranty policyGo to top of page
If you have a complaint kindly let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into it as soon as possible. In the case that this does not lead to a solution we advise you to register your complaint with the ODR platform at the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/odr
VAMIL/MIA (Dutch environmental investment deductions)Go to top of page
In the event that a Carver is purchased for business purposes the investment can be earmarked for the VAMIL/MIA (Dutch environmental investment deductions).
Purchase price Carver ex. VAT: €7.537
VAMIL: €5.653 (= 75% of €7.537)
MIA: €509 (=13,5% of 50% of €7.537)
Total directly deductible: €6.162
Corporate tax deductible:
Less than €200.000 - 20%: €1.232
More than €200.000 - 25%: €1.540
In order to be eligible for the VAMIL/MIA the vehicle needs to be listed on the Environmental list, the so called “milieulijst”. In case of the Carver this is B3118. The Carver needs to be registered with a licence plate to be eligible for the the VAMIL/MIA and therefore falls under the 21% tax rule. If you are opting to purchase the Carver for business purposes please complete the form shown below; we will contact you as soon as possible.
Official site RVO: https://www.rvo.nl/subsidies-regelingen/mia-en-vamil
Official ‘milieulijst 2018’: https://www.rvo.nl/sites/default/files/2017/12/Milieulijst%202018.pdf
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