SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car company, ZAP, has unveiled concept drawings of the ZAP-X Crossover SUV on its Web site The images of the ZAP-X are also highlighted in the April 2007 issue of Popular Science, in an article entitled “Who Killed the Gas Guzzler?” including an interview with ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. The design sketches highlight the styling, performance, and technology that ZAP plans to incorporate into the ZAP-X. The compact-SUV design will feature all-wheel drive with in-hub electric motors capable of delivering 644 horsepower and a top speed of 155 mph. By combining a lightweight aluminum chassis, a new efficient drive system, and battery management system, the goal for the ZAP-X is to be able to achieve 350-mile range, with a rapid 10-minute recharging time. ZAP currently markets a city-speed electric car and truck called the XEBRA through its automotive distribution portal marketing. ZAP's authorized auto dealer network will offer sales, service, and parts distribution for the vehicle lineup developed by ZAP and its strategic partners in Europe, Asia, and South America.

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