When converting MR02EV to an electric vehicle a lot of weight was removed with the petrol engine and then put back, mostly in the form of batteries, which affected the vehicle stance. I just did not look right.
In April 2013 an Automotive Engineer certified MR02EV as road legal, I obtained a vehicle safety compliance certificate (an engineering certificate) and was able to legally register the car in NSW Australia. Following is an extract from the engineer’s report which gives you a flavor of the information required.
I have a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney and am employed in Broadcast Television Industry. My hobby is the (continuing) modification of MR02EV. I am also the National Treasurer of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association.