Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Z is for Zapcar on ABC Wednesday







I saw these cute little electric vehicles last summer and took pictures of them in anticipation of the letters X or Z. They are called Xebra made by Zap!

Here are some of the Xebra stats:

  • 10 feet in length
  • 5 feet wide
  • 5 .05 feet in height
  • 1720 pounds
  • 3 cents per mile
  • Maximum speed at 40 MPH (65 kmph)
  • 25 miles per charge
  • 3 wheel vehicle
  • 2 seater
  • Price starts at $10,000US from a local dealer
  • Also comes in Ocean Blue, Zebra Flash, Kiwi Green, and Lipstick Red



Which color suits you?


- AV

31 comments:

hpy said...

I think I would take theKiwi Green.

Mike said...

When you said cute, are you sure you didn't mean ugly? We used to have a similar three wheeled car over here called a Reliant Robin, affectionately know as a Plastic Pig.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Mike, Haha, I would like to see a car affectionately known as a Plastic Pig. No, these were kind of cute, really.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hpy, good choice. I don't think I want to be caught with the Zebra Flash. It would be kind of embarrassing.

RuneE said...

Nice one - But I don't think they have them around here :-(

RUTH said...

Oh I've never heard of a Zapcar...I wonder if we have them in the UK. :o)

Ackworth Born said...

No I've never heard of them either - they are yet to cross the pond

Deb said...

The striped Zebra Flash suits me, I think, but the top speed of 40mph...that's not enough for one who's always in a hurry. LOL :D

bonnie said...

I'll take the Zebra, hands down. My husband says these are golf carts..??

kml said...

It is cute, but it looks a bit tippy with that center wheel.

dot said...

Too cute! I actually like the zebra one but I wouldn't want it for myself. lol

Oswegan said...

I'll go pink.

I mean if you're gonna look gay - go all the way.

~Oswegan

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Way too slow ;)

david mcmahon said...

Black n white stripes for me, thanks, mate!!!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I like the green one!!!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Runee, I read that the steering wheel can be on the right or left side so I assume they can be exported to other countries.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Ruth, I don't even see them in the U.S. except on display. I don't think anyone is brave enough to drive one being dwarfed by all the SUVs around here.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Ackworth, Believe me, I never heard of them either until that day I saw them on display. I wonder how many are actually on the road.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Deb/Digital Flower, Are youg guys speed demons? I guess it would be acceptable to drive one if a majority of the households have one otherwise it wouldn't be practical.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Bonnie, I think these are classified as motorcycles at least that's what I read. I guess you can use them as golf carts. I've seen one couple drive an electric golf cart on a main expressway. I think they got lost because those carts are not allowed on streets over 25 miles speed limit.

AVCR8TEUR said...

KML, each one is close to 1700 lbs, but I guess in a strong wind or a having a semi-truck pass by can make it dangerous.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot/David, I guess you both like to stand out in traffic. Although, owners should be able to decorate their vehicles any way they wish.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Oswegan, I guess it's better than the Zebra style or you can have it repainted to any color you fancy.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dana, Kiwi Green? I wonder if the colors people pick tell us anything about your personality? Haha!

Jean M Fogle said...

I live the zippy little car, it might have a hard time here in the mtns of VA!

Isadora said...

I would love one of those babies in green to coordinate well with my auburn hair! It would amount to a little over 2M Hungarian Forints. Where do I sign up? :)

Neva said...

so, Technically, you could have done X and Z together. Awesome! I don't believe I have seen--or maybe noticed is a better word- these cars before!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Jean, I don't think have the 4-wheel drive yet. I can see these go downhill, but not uphill. :D

Isadora, I guess 2M Hungarian Forints isn't too much? After further research, these have been certified as legal for the UK, but no other countries are indicated.

Neva, You might see more of these soon as the gas prices go up. You can see Domino Pizza using this vehicle for deliveries on this short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyviLK3GCsE

Christine said...

Great planning!!!

And D'OH! I totally missed last Wednesday...maybe I'll double up thi week.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Christine, you can do A and Z at the same time.

Web said...

It’s great that more people are focusing on making better environmental choices. Plus technology is making it more economical now, and that’s what people really notice. Wind energy, solar power, hybrids and zap EV’s, our choices are good. There are now electric cars being sold everyday, you just plug it into a regular power outlet. When people test drive them they say it’s far more fun to drive an EV.