Zap Offers Free 'Fuel' for a Year for Xebra Electric Car Buyers

The Xebra is designed for inner-city use only because the US$11,200 three-wheeler doesn't go faster than 65 kilometres per hour.

Published: 09-Jan-2008

When it comes to driving, it's perhaps fair to say that in the early days of 2008, you're more likely to hear drivers complain about the price of gas, rather than the price of electricity.

This hasn't stopped ZAP electric cars from taking some preemptive action. ZAP says that if you place an order for its Xebra vehicle before this Valentine's Day, the company will cover your electricity costs for a year.

The Xebra "City Car" is not a hybrid, but a fully electric car that runs of a lead-acid battery. You charge it up by plugging it into any conventional power outlet. It's designed for inner-city use only because the US$11,200 three-wheeler doesn't go faster than 65 kilometres per hour. A charge lasts for about 40 km.

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