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PHOTO CAPTION: Scale model of proposed ZAP Alias electric car.

ZAP to Introduce Alias Electric Car at NADA

ZAP considers its Alias a breathtaking design with freeway speeds, 100-mile range, and an affordable price point.

Published: 23-Jan-2009

Electric transportation pioneer ZAP will give auto dealers a first-hand look at its pre-production running Alias roadster during the National Automobile Dealers Association annual exposition January 24-27, 2009 in New Orleans, booth number 4763.

The ZAP Alias is a stylish, 100% electric, 2-seater capable of freeway speeds. ZAP indicated the mass-production version of the Alias is targeted to be priced under $35,000. In 2009, ZAP plans to produce a limited number of hand-crafted, Signature Series Alias roadsters.

"This is a logical progression for the market over the next five years as demand gears up for electric cars," says ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. "Consumer interest indicates there is already a market for thousands of units. Independent research and our own experience tell us the future of the auto industry requires a radical change in thinking and the Alias is uniquely positioned to capture demand for an affordable vehicle of this type."

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The company is working with a number of vehicle manufacturers on the development of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles and expects more announcements like this one to come.

With seating up of four people who use all the large muscle groups, the car can easily cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph.

ZAP is hoping to keep the MSRP at $30,000 for the Alias three-wheeler pictured here.

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