Seller Submission: 2008 Zap Xebra PK
The Zap Xebra (pronounced Zebra?) is an entirely electric vehicle imported from China by the Zap Motor company, which is known for its early work in Americanizing a few hundred Daimler Chrylser’s Smart Cars for US roads before it was embroiled in a series of lawsuits with Daimler. Find this 2008 Zap Xebra PK Pickup here on eBay bidding for $710 reserve-not-met located in Austin, TX. Seller submission from Michael.
From the seller:
Beyond exclusive! 2008 ZAP Xebra PK pick-up electric vehicle. Superb for hauling dogs to and from the park (protective grating included). Numerous upgrades to factory version to make reliable and dependable. Recall problem addressed with new factory master cylinder. Has a couple of rust areas; from factory treated with POR-15. All weather cover included (golf cart style).
With a range somewhere around 40 miles (the seller mentions going 36 miles without running out of juice), a top speed around 40mph, seating for 4, and a 1000 lb cargo capacity, this thing looks like a great inner city runner.
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A couple of rust problems on a 2008? Wow.
I would bet the Chinese automakers will underestimate the level of corrosives that Americans slather on their roads in the winter just as the Japanese makers did when they first started exporting cars here. In the words of the great Yogi Berra: "It's deja-vu all over again."
Do you think this would be embarrassing enough that my teenager would start walking all the places I drive her to now?
Yes, especially if you made her ride in the back, with the dog.
That was hilarious Bobinott!
What stops this from going all Reliant Robin out on the road?
A top speed of about 8 mph?
The batteries are heavy and low in the frame so it is pretty stable. Keep in mind it is a motorcycle, so much more stable, versatile, and safe than its two-wheeled brethren.
It turns every head. I get a lot of "cool car" and thumbs up from kids and adults alike. I usually shout "thanks, it is a motorcycle!" and with the savings in insurance and fuel this thing will pay for itself in a couple years of driving.