Video: Ride along in a ZAP Xebra electric truck
One of the things that Alex was promoting as unique and an advantage over other neighborhood electric vehicles is that as a three wheeled vehicle, the Xebra is classified as a motorcycle rather than a car. That means it's not subject to the 25mph speed restriction of NEVs and can get up to 40mph.
The other aspect of this motorcycle classification was that unlike NEVs which do undergo some crash testing, the Xebra doesn't have to be crash tested. This along with being made in China allows Zap to offer the Xebra at a base price of $10,000. Even at 40mph I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to make contact with any other objects in this thing. You can check out Matt's video after the jump.
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