Electric Vehicles Go On Sale on Florida's Marathon Key

Sea Air Land Technologies began carrying a Zap Xebra truck and Vectrix scooter, both of which are totally electric.

Published: 04-Aug-2008

Chuck Meier, co-owner of Sea Air Land Technologies, says electric vehicles are the wave of the future and he doesn't want Keys residents to miss the boat.

The Marathon-based company began carrying a Zap Xebra truck and Vectrix scooter Wednesday, both of which are totally electric.

"We're all feeling the crunch of the oil crisis and the price of fuel. You hear it every day on the news and the exciting thing is there are solutions already available to the problem," Meier said.


Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.

The Air Car may do better than fuel-cell cars, but experts say that using grid power to charge a battery-powered electric vehicle is much more efficient than using electricity to compress and store the same amount of energy in a tank.


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