Thursday, January 31, 2008

$30k Electric Sportscar

If you trust an auto manufacturer named Zap, then you might be willing to drop $30k on their upcoming electric sportscar, the Alias. The company claims it will go 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, hit a top speed of 120mph, and travel 150 miles on a charge.

It will be interesting to see if they can hit their price point and performance benchmarks when it goes into production. I also wonder if they will be able to produce a significant quantity or if there will be 100 world wide.

The drawbacks to this are that it looks kind of stupid for starters. Also, it's a 3 wheel vehicle, so technically it's classified as a motorcycle. That means it doesn't have to meet the safety requirments of typical automobiles. That is a tactic increasingly being used by these niche auto manufacturers. Troubling.

Still, if I had $30k burning a whole in my pocket, I'd consider picking one up as a commuter vehicle.
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