To be fair, it's easy to understand why someone would expect more for the $15K asking price. Still, we don't feel nearly as dumbfounded as TTAC as to why the cars are selling. For a small percentage of buyers, a four-door, steel-bodied electric vehicle that's capped at a relatively low speed is just what they need. Sure, that price could score a reasonable used car that's just a few years old or even a few brand-new models. But all of them would emit pollution when driven and all would require regular fill-ups, two big reasons why the ZX40S deserves a real place in the U.S. auto market.
We should also mention that Miles has upgraded its NEV since this particular test car was built. The company is also working on a highway-speed electric vehicle, known as the XS500, which is expected to go on sale for 2010.
[Source: The Truth About Cars]