ZENN to Cease Electric Car Production, Shifts Focus to E-Drive

Toronto-based company found itself losing money and losing out on $10,000 tax credit program in Ontario.

Published: 30-Sep-2009

Toronto-based Zenn Motor Company has announced it will cease production of its electric car, which had been hailed as a mini-revolution in the industry.

Instead, CEO Ian Clifford said the company now wants to focus on marketing its highway-capable drive system to the big car manufacturers.

The current Zenn vehicle — an acronym for Zero Emission No Noise — is intended for urban commuters and use in places such as resorts, gated communities, airports and campuses.

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