Electric car company ZAP and its
Chinese partner Youngman Auto
have taken a step closer to getting its Alias electric three-wheeler onto driveways across the country, with the production version of the electric vehicle being displayed to dealers for the first time. The event took place at this past weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in New Orleans, where ZAP also indicated that the Alias will have a targeted price of less than $35,000.
The Alias will feature lithium-ion batteries, regenerative braking technology, a composite bodyshell, standard satellite navigation and Lamborghini-style lifting doors. Power will come from a 216-volt AC induction motor.
The company claims the Alias will be able to cover the 0-60mph sprint in 5.7 seconds and drive 150 miles on a single charge. Production is scheduled to start later this year at an undisclosed plant in the United States. It will be available for sale at one of more than 50 dealers throughout the country later in the year, but it is already available for pre-order at the company’s website.
In addition to the Alias, ZAP also presented a new electric van and truck at the dealer event. The vehicles have a top speed of just 25mph and are priced from $14,700.
ZAP Alias electric three-wheeler