ZAP! Here’s Your Electric Crossover

March 20, 2007

If you listen to press releases, you’ll gladly accept that this sketch will one day become the ZAP-X crossover vehicle, a joint venture of California’s ZAP and Lotus Engineering.

Perhaps a rundown of the proposed mechanicals will jade up those notions. ZAP says four in-hub motors—like those Toyota has been tinkering with for a few years—will spin out 644 horsepower. The ZAP-X’s aluminum space frame, so costly at Audi, will be mounted with these motors in the ZAP crossover. And batteries will provide a 350-mile driving range and a 10-minute recharge time, something we can’t even get from our damned T-Mobile Dash.

“We believe that the ZAP-X will become the most advanced, most practical and most appealing flagship electric vehicle to date and will
revolutionize the industry providing the driver with the enjoyment of a
sports car and the practicality of an SUV," ZAP CEO Steve Schneider said in a release.

Believe at your own risk.

ZAP Sketches Crossover with Lotus—TheCarConnection.com

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