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 purchased an MES-DEA Type 70/6E vacuum pump at the same time as the MES-DEA inverter and motor, also from Metric Mind. Because an EV does not have an internal combustion engine it does not have a traditional vacuum source to feed the brake booster and needs a 12v pump like the 70/6E.
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.