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Old 12-02-2006, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default USA: New electric car from china - ZAP

California automotive pioneer ZAP is the co-developer and distributor for the new $10,000 XEBRA sedan and pickup, which go on sale in Los Angeles. In 2008 ZAP will sell a new car which can accelerat 0 to 60 < 4.5 secs with 200HP's and CVT transmission system, Vmax 120 mph..

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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Could be interesting..
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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NGH Technology.

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Old 03-08-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
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Damn! that's a fast ride for an electric car. 200 HP, what kind of torque does it have?
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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About ZAP:
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ZAP stands for Zero Air Pollution®.
With its new product offerings, the Company is positioned to become a leading brand and distribution portal of advanced technology vehicles. ZAP is committed to running its business based on a strong philosophical foundation that supports the environment, social responsibility and profitability.

Zap Corporate Team PhotoZAP's Strategy
ZAP's strategy is to serve the growing and underrepresented consumer that seeks fuel efficient vehicles. With the recent increases in the cost of oil and increasing concern about the environment and the effects of global warming, we believe there is a large and untapped demand in the areas of transportation and consumer products. ZAP believes a similar opportunity is present today, enhanced by heightened environmental awareness, climate changes and economic pressures. ZAP has assembled a complete line of products to meet the growing demands of the environmentally conscious consumer focused on two primary businesses: ZAP Electric Vehicles and ZAP Recharge-It-All. We also conduct certain portions of our business through the following wholly-owned subsidiaries: Voltage Vehicles, ZAPWorld Stores, Inc., ZAP Manufacturing, Inc. and ZAP Rental Outlet.
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Xebra Electric Sedan.

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# Speed: Up to 40 mph (65 kmph)
# Range: Up to 25 miles per charge (40km) *Up to 40 miles per day with opportunity charging; Energy to charge 4.75 kwh
# Charger: Onboard 110 Volt AC
# Motor: DC
# Seating: Up to 4 (303 lbs.)
# Battery: Lead Acid
# Classification: 3 wheel motorcycle (Zero Emission Vehicle)
# Dimensions: 10 Length (290 cm) x 4.66 Width (142 cm) x 5.05 Height (154 cm)
# Weight: approx. 1,441 lbs
# Gross Vehicle Weight: approx. 2,805 lbs
# Options: Upgraded Radio/CD, Color, Leather Seats, Car Cover, Upgraded Batteries
# Colors: Ocean Blue, Zebra Flash, Kiwi Green, and Lipstick Red
# * Patent Pending
MSRP:$11,200

Xebra Electric Truck

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# Speed: Up to 40 mph (65 kmph)
# Range: Up to 25 miles per charge (40km) *Up to 40 miles per day with opportunity charging; Energy to charge 4.75 kwh
# Charger: Onboard 110 Volt AC
# Motor: DC
# Seating: Up to 2 (303 lbs.)
# Battery: Lead Acid
# Classification: 3 wheel motorcycle (Zero Emission Vehicle)
# Dimensions: 11ft 6in Length (290 cm) x 4.66 Width (142 cm) x 5.05 Height (154 cm)
# Weight: approx. 1,418lbs
# Gross Vehicle Weight: approx. 2,845lbs
# Options: Upgraded Radio/CD, Color, Leather Seats, Car Cover, Upgraded Batteries
# Colors: Ocean Blue, Zebra Flash, Kiwi Green, and Lipstick Red
# * Patent Pending
MSRP:$12,500

ZAP Truck XL

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# Length: 11’ 8”
# Width: 4’ 7”
# Height: 5’ 9”
# Weight: ~1874 lbs
# Charger: 110v on Board
# Payload: 770 lbs.
# Classification: Zero Emission Vehicle
# Deliveries Expected: Fall 2008

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Old 04-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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Chicago Rolls Out ZAP Solar Electric Car for Catering on Earth Day.
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Chicago's Sopraffina Marketcaffe to Unveil Solar-Electric Catering Vehicle in Chicago

CHICAGO, April 22, 2008 -- Chicago's Sopraffina Marketcaffe today is celebrating Earth Day with the unveiling of a new, first-of-its-kind, 100 percent solar-electric powered catering vehicle. La Grange Park electric car dealer Jessup's Automotive helped bring the vehicle to Chicago as part of a dealer network being formed by ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP).

Chicago Rolls Out ZAP Solar Electric Car for Catering on Earth Day: Chicago's Sopraffina Marketcaffe today is celebrating Earth Day with the unveiling of a new, first-of-its-kind, 100 percent solar-electric powered catering vehicle. La Grange Park electric car dealer Jessup's Automotive helped bring the vehicle to ChicagoChicago Rolls Out ZAP Solar Electric Car for Catering on Earth Day: Chicago's Sopraffina Marketcaffe today is celebrating Earth Day with the unveiling of a new, first-of-its-kind, 100 percent solar-electric powered catering vehicle. La Grange Park electric car dealer Jessup's Automotive helped bring the vehicle to ChicagoThe modified ZAP Xebra truck being unveiled on Earth Day at Sopraffina's 222 West Adams location runs on electric power throughout the day and can be charged by solar panels located on the roof. At night, the vehicle recharges at a standard outlet. Owner Dan Rosenthal had the car modified for catering in downtown Chicago.

"The economic impact on companies is marginal and the environmental impact is huge," said Dan Rosenthal, president of The Rosenthal Group, which owns five Sopraffina Marketcaffes as well as Trattoria #10 and Poag Mahone's. "Electric vans should become the vehicle of choice for city-based deliveries. Every minute our van is on the street it is telling our potential clients that we are making a serious effort to help the environment. We're delighted to be the first in Chicago to have this type of vehicle."

The delivery vehicle is part of several initiatives The Rosenthal Group is taking to make Sopraffina one of the greenest restaurants in the city: Sopraffina Marketcaffe is a founding member organization of the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op. Started in October 2007, the Co-op has grown to include nearly 100 restaurants.

The Xebra truck hits a top speed of 40 MPH and is virtually silent during operation. It was modified with special compartments to keep insulated catering containers secure so food remains at the correct temperature during delivery. The vehicle does not require gasoline, diesel fuel, oil or any of the regular maintenance of conventional cars. The vehicle costs about three cents per mile to operate.

"With high gas prices the timing is right for electric cars, but when you are talking about Earth Day I think it all comes down to the doing the right thing," said Mike Jessup. "This truly is a unique vehicle created by Sopraffina and the guys at Fischer Crane. I look forward to working with them in the future to get more of these out on the road."
Article about ZAP in Kicking Tires:
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...o-restaur.html

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Everyone’s going green, or trying to, and with gas prices soaring, consumer awareness of environmentally friendly vehicles has never been higher. It’s not just the Regular Joe car buyer that needs to cut down on gas purchases. Shipping and catering businesses can increase their profit margins if they can harness fuel-efficient technology as well.

We should probably applaud Sopraffina Café in Chicago for being the first business that we know of to do so. Today, on Earth Day, the restaurant and electric car company Zap are launching a 100 percent solar-electric catering truck, the first of its kind — according to the two — designed to make deliveries in the downtown Chicago area where traffic congestion and tight roads make the notion of a tiny electric truck — it looks like some sort of abandoned futuristic rickshaw, or a mini-pizza delivery truck — viable. Unfortunately for Sopraffina, we too live in Chicago, and we’ll be the first to remind them that our winter — of the dreary, grey, overcast kind — lasts, oh, seven months. How that little truck will handle such little sunlight and the effects of bitterly cold weather could be fun to watch.

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
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2009 ZAP Xebra:
http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.j...leID=212300183

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The often-maligned three-wheeled Zap Xebra is getting some upgrades, after shipping a record number of vehicles last quarter, that could make it a much better vehicle overall. We don't think that anything has been changed that would potentially give the Xebra more range or more power, but an all-steel body definitely is an improvement over the old model's fiberglass unit. Another big change is the addition of a hatchback at the rear of the vehicle, which will make loading objects into the vehicle quite a bit easier. To go along with the hatch, the rear set of seats now folds flat so bigger items can be loaded inside. The interior also sees a bit of freshening and now includes power door locks and reclining seats.Also new is the Zapino electric scooter, boasting a top speed of 30 miles per hour and a range of 30 miles.


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Old 01-27-2009, 05:09 AM   #8
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ZAP to Introduce Electric Van and Truck.

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To help automotive fleets reduce emissions and operating expenses, electric car pioneer ZAP will debut a five-passenger, 4-wheel, 100 percent, plug-in electric van.

ZAP's new Shuttle was designed for passenger transport or cargo. The seats are removable so it can convert into a cargo vehicle with 108 cubic feet and a 900 lb. total carrying capacity. Large slider doors on both sides and a rear lift hatch provide convenient access to the rear compartment, which is weatherproof and secure. At 138 inches, its length is just shy of most mini-vans and at 6 ft 2 inches it has plenty of headroom. The ZAP Shuttle was designed for transportation around large campuses, to and from parking lots, and, because it produces zero emissions, through factories, warehouses and other indoor uses. Air conditioning, solar panels and a rapid charger are available options. MSRP: $14,700. ZAP's new XL Truck was designed with a roomy cab for two and a sturdy bed platform capable of transporting 800 lbs. for on-road use and up to 1,600 lbs. capacity for private roads and facilities. This 100 percent electric workhorse has convertible, drop- side bed construction to convert to a flatbed. ZAP's XL Truck can be ordered with options like air conditioning, enclosed weatherproof cargo box, solar charger, above-bed utility rack and rapid charging system. MSRP is $14,500. Governments are starting to use purchase more electric vehicles. For example, the US Army recently committed to purchasing 10,000 electric vehicles for fleet use. ZAP's new Shuttle and XL Truck offer fleets more flexibility and utility with their electric vehicles. For on-road use, the Shuttle and XL Trucks conform to US regulations for Low Speed Vehicles with a top speed of 25 MPH limited to streets with a posted speed limit of 35 MPH.

As part of ZAP's global distribution strategy, the ZAP's new van and truck are designed to meet or exceed government certifications for most of the world. Both can drive up to thirty miles on a charge and recharge at a standard 110 volt outlet in about six hours and an 80 percent charge in just four hours. ZAP offers optional upgrades to 220 volt charging for faster charging, or upgraded batteries for longer distances. Electric transportation has been winning fans. Electric vehicles are less expensive to fuel and maintain, costing about three cents per mile for its fleet vehicles and about half the cost to maintain due to less moving parts. Electrics are also less polluting. Even counting the emissions from electric power plants, studies electric vehicles can reduce automotive emissions by 90 percent compared to gasoline. Electric vehicles are fun to drive, with quiet, smooth acceleration, no vibration, no shifting and almost no noise.




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Old 01-27-2009, 05:21 PM   #9
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That huge battery pack slung so low, looks very vulnerable to road hazards. But the low center of gravity must make for very stable cornering.
We know the three wheeler is made by Jindalu, but who makes this van for Zap?
And what ever happened to the joint venture plans between Zap and Jinhua Youngman? Nothing seems to be going forward there.



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Old 01-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #10
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Changan SC6372 is very similar to ZAP Shuttle (rear lights are completely different though)


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