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EVCast has gotten into the dirt with Zap!, everyone's favorite EV whipping boy. The electric-car podcast hosts started off researching the show with the idea that there's a lot of crap out there that pertains to this particular company and wanted to sort the accusations from the reality.
ZAP Car officials kicked off their million-tree program last weekend, which allows buyers of ZAP's electric vehicles to not only drive around without burning any gasoline in the motor but also help take CO2 directly out of the air by planting trees. Every time someone buys a ZAP electric car, company officials have agreed to pay to plant 200 trees. Interested individuals who can't afford one of ZAP's EVs can donate $25 to ZAP and the money will be used to plant 200 trees.
Small and nimble will win the next segment of the auto sales race. With most of the major auto manufacturers only slowly moving away from their once-insanely popular (but now seen as gas-guzzling burdens) large SUVs to smaller cars, independent small car makers are poised to dominate the new generation of cars says Gary Starr, who founded ZAP cars in 1994. The big car companies are coming a little to late to the party, he said. It's a little bit of history repeating itself. Starr told News.com t
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