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Electric Green Showroom (near Tesla HQ)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. TEG

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    #1 TEG, Dec 17, 2007
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  2. Kardax

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    I imagine at some point, there will be a Xebra out on a test drive, and a Tesla Roadster will pull up next to it. That'd be some interesting discussion, the two vehicles contrast in so many ways...

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    Nice to see some "competition" in one area (geographically anyhow).
     
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    Not exactly competition (neighborhood vehicles only) for now.
    But if Zap-X turns into a real product...
     
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    What Competition?

    Pro: They're cheap. They don't burn gasoline

    Con: No air conditioning (necessary in Dallas, TX). Short range. *NOT* freeway capable.

    They're both two seaters. Is that how they compete?
     
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    A couple corrections...

    ZAP Xebra's aren't technically NEVs, they're motorcycles. They have only the most basic safety and illumination requirements (which is why they have the goofy center headlight), but don't have any regulatory speed constraints.

    As for the ZAP-X, it's specifications are impossible. It'll never be built by anyone. You'll note that ZAP has done exactly nothing toward building the ZAP-X since it was originally announced. I suspect, though, that the promise of "the most advanced electric vehicle" is how they're still able to attract new dealers.

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    Zap-X's specs might not be impossible if cost was no object.

    I agree, it smells like vaporware right now, but I still keep hoping that they somehow manage to make it real.
     

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