Utah's Why'rd Automotive Group Pleased with ZAP Xebras

Six-month-old dealership has sold three of the short-range, Chinese-made electric three-wheelers.

Published: 01-Feb-2009

Electrician Myron Burnett would like to put electric cars and trucks in driveways and garages across the state, but he doesn't want anyone to have overblown expectations of how such vehicles perform on the road.

Burnett, along with his father, Michael, owns the 6-month-old ZAP electric car dealership in Murray they operate as the Why'rd Automotive Group, a subsidiary of their electrical service business.

Although he is eager to talk about the benefits of driving an electric car or truck -- they produce no emissions and refueling is as easy as finding the closest electric plug -- Burnett doesn't hesitate in conceding such vehicles are not for everyone.


Hero Motors Ultra Maxi uses a 250 watt motor to avoid falling into category that would require license fees, road taxes and registration.

The scooters currently come in two models, 1000 and 1500 watts, and retail for NZ$2200 and NZ$2400 including GST. Photo courtesy of Scoop.

Piaggio Porter pictured at right has electric driving range of 7-120 km with a top speed of 60 km/hr.


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