Thursday, January 22, 2009

Not Your Father's Electric Car

Move over PHEV's... say hello to Zap!
Santa Rosa-based Zap makes all electric, two seater, freeway-capable cars, and it has plans to debut a 5 passenger electric van called the Shuttle.

The car, known as the "golf cart"-- er, ah, I mean, known as the "Alias," costs around $35k and has a 216 volt motor, lithium-ion batteries, and a regenerative braking system.

The company also makes a line of electric cars that top out around 40 mph. These go for under $15k.