ZAP Alias Electric Car Debuts at North American International Auto Show Electric Avenue
DETROIT (January 8, 2010) Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTCBB:ZAAP) of Santa Rosa is previewing its Alias 100 percent electric sports car at the North American International Auto Show, January 11-24 in Detroit, Michigan. The display is part of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a competition with a $10 million purse for production-capable vehicles that exceed 100 miles per gallon or energy equivalent.
The ZAP Alias will be located in the auto show debut of Electric Avenue, a section on the main floor that will showcase electric vehicles and technology. The exhibit area will feature nearly 20 vehicles as well as symposiums and special events. For more information, visit http://www.naias.com.
The Alias was designed by ZAP and European engineers. Powered by an array of large-format lithium batteries, the base model Alias can top 85 miles per hour and travel over 100 miles on a charge. The drive system uses a compact, high-efficiency, air-cooled, AC-induction motor and carries an expected list price of around $35,000.
A pre-production Aptera 2e. The car was at the Stanford Shopping Center in
Palo Alto, CA 4/22/2009.
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G2 Venom Edition Promo Video ( not T-REX )
Up for sale is a 2010 G2 - Venom Edition. This reverse trike is listed on
ebay as well. Feel free to email me and I will give you a full description.
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Susan Carpenter has a look at the E-Tracer, the all-electric
X-Prize-winning "cabin motorcycle" that averages 205.3 miles per gallon
equivalent and can reach a top speed of 200 mph. The "less than $100,000"
vehicle will go into production in 2011. Its target market is California.
VIDEO BY DON KELSEN MYUNG CHUN SUSAN CARPENTER
$10,000 Car - AirPod - That Runs On Air
An amazing affordable auto that runs on air!
AIRPod is the culmination of MDI studies on pollution and urban mobility.
This concept will be the first to leave the production line in spring 2009.
MDI will respond to an invitation to tender of the city of Paris,
"Autolib'", and is already the subject of applications for various
With small size, a tiny price, zero pollution, fun and futuristic design,
AIRPod mark a turning point in the range of urban vehicles while renewing
the idea of the automobile and transportation. You can drive with a
joystick, it only costs one euro per 200 km and leaves no one indifferent
in crept in traffic.
It is a real breath of fresh air in our cities and the prelude to travel
without pollution. Its small size make it easy to park, keeping still a
large internal volume. AIRPod help us to forget the price of petrol.
AIRPod is part of the MDI production licence of "less than 500kg vehicles",
and is manufactured in the same factories as OneFlowAir, following the
original production concept proposed by MDI.
The standard version is designed for the transport of persons. It has four
seats (3 adults and one child) and has space for luggage. It is dedicated
to multiple uses as in the private and public sectors. Airports, train
stations and municipalities also need a cheap, non-polluting car with high
This wehicle is changing our urban life in the city center in freeing
ourselves of the prohibitive cost of petrol and offering us mobility never
gained until today.
This carriage version with a single place has a load volume greater than
one meter cube that makes deliveries easy in town. Designed for runners,
messaging, and the artisans and communities, Cargo AIRPod brings Zero
Pollution in institutions. The Post, factory handling and delivery are
markets of choice for AIRPod Cargo.
Two front seats and a chest of more than 500 liters, all for less than
1,80m long, it's the most extreme, a real challenge for car design. This
model was created keeping in mind the most congested cities by traffic. It
is a versatile which can also be used for deliveries, municipal services,
roads and small logistics.
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Green Vehicles all-electric three-wheeled TRIAC
The TRIAC is an all-electric three-wheeled vehicle from Green Vehicles that
puts the environmental and running cost advantages of electric vehicles
within the reach of the average commuter thanks to its US$24,995 price
point. The TRIAC is capable of a top speed of 80mph and a range of 100
miles on a single charge. Gizmag talks to Green Vehicles President, Mike
Ryan, about the TRIAC.
Extra! 300mpg Electric Car, GT-R Free Rides
This week, Driving Sports TV (http://bit.ly/dsp0rts) brings you another
Extra! news update. First, we visit the Bridgestone Proving Grounds where a
class of kids test their 300mpg electric car. Then, it's off to Portland
Oregon for a ride in a 600whp GT-R!
Teenager Builds Electric Car - $.02 a mile to operate!
Tyler Griffin reports on a 19 year-old who decided to build an electric car
to save money on parking and gas at his high school. Mark King is the young
inventor behind the electric car which only costs two cents a mile to
Rimac Concept One, the unexpected Croatian electric supercar
This Rimac high performance sports car was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor
show. It's a concept but the production version, which will be much faster than a Tesla roadster, should be
available in early 2013. For more info about the Rimac Concept One, check
.php to read this article in French.
green cars, battery electrics like this Rimac, or hybrids, check
ZAP Alias and SUV Answer Korea Electric Vehicle Challenge
The Korea Electric Vehicle Challenge took place outside Seoul with ZAP and
Samyang Optics entering two vehicles under development, the Alias electric
car and the electric A380 SUV.
This was ZAP's first public demonstration of the Alias and SUV. ZAP's two
100 percent electric vehicles drove in a 200km/124.3mi route at average
speeds of 85kph or 52.8mph as part of an EV Challenge representing the
Korean electric vehicle industry.
The three-day event includes an Eco Fair where the ZAP vehicles are
scheduled to appear in parades and in an exhibition of fuel efficient
vehicles and other consumer products.
ZAP was hosted by Samyang Optics in their ongoing partnership to distribute
electric vehicles in Korea. The Korean government has announced support and
investment in electric vehicles over the next few years. Several
government and business leaders spoke at the opening ceremony for the
event, including Korean ministers, congressmen, representatives from the
Korean Elecctric Vehicle Association, as well as Samyang CEO Christopher
Kang and ZAP CEO Steve Schneider.
The electric SUV is based on a partnership between ZAP and auto
manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd. using the A380 5-door SUV
targeting the China fleet market. The ZAP Alias electric car is entered in
the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize taking place this year. For
more information visit http://zapalias.wordpress.com.
Thank you to ZAP CEO Steve Schneider for providing the video, ZAP EV Tech
and Driver Aubre Decker, and Brad Moore of ZAP Marketing for producing the
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Learns About the ZAP Alias Electric Car and the X Prize
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-California) toured ZAP on February 16, 2010
to show support for a project creating jobs from an engineering contract
with the United States Postal Service. ZAP has been awarded a contract to
create a 100% electric version of a mail truck. Woolsey took a seat in the
ZAP Alias while at ZAP and learned about the Progressive Insurance
Automotive X Prize.
Zap Alias Electric Car
The Newest addition to Zap electrics Vehicle Line. The Alias, To be
available in Fall 2009, this roadster can attain speeds higher than 75 mph
and will go 100 miles per charge, all that and you can plug it into any
110v outlet for opportunity charging.