Pennsylvania gives green light to sell ZAP car

LITITZ, PENNSYLVANIA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has granted approval for state dealers to sell a new 40-mph electric car and truck from ZAP, says Mike Cronin, owner of the Lititz Car Company, Lititz, Penn.

ZAP cars and trucks have generated sales interest since arriving at his dealership for the summer, Cronin says. Because the electric vehicles were new in Pennsylvania, he and the manufacturer had to work with PennDOT to file the necessary paperwork to legally sell the cars.

"I am grateful for the cooperation from PennDOT to make a new form of transportation like this available in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," says Cronin. "Everyone is hurting from high gas prices and the poor economy and vehicles like ZAP are part of the solution."

Xebra sedans and trucks are classified as motorcycles under Federal motor vehicle standards. These plug-in vehicles have a top speed of 40 mph and are designed to recharge at any household outlet. With an MSRP starting at $11,700, ZAP designed the vehicles to be economical and practical for in-town driving.

ZAP has been selling a record number of the Xebra electric vehicles since they were launched in 2006. Dealerships are opening across the country as people look for alternatives to gas-powered vehicles. ZAP announced it has expanded its workforce by 30 percent since the beginning of the year.

ZAP has been a leader in electric transportation since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. Currently, ZAP manufactures a line of electric vehicles, including electric city-cars and trucks, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, and ATVs. ZAP sells one of the only electric city-cars and trucks in production today and is developing a high-performance electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias.


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