ZAP Adds Solar Option to Xebra Xero Truck
7 March 2007
ZAP has designed a solar option for its Xebra Xero electric truck design—a photovoltaic panel that ZAP says can offer short-distance driving on sunlight alone.
The Xebra truck has attracted interest from several large fleets, according to ZAP. It is available as a 4-door sedan or 2-passenger truck, good for city-speed driving up to 40 mph with a range of 25 miles per charge.
The truck, which uses lead-acid batteries and a DC motor, recharges normally by plugging into a standard 110 volt outlet for a full charge in up to six hours and a 50% charge in 1.5 hours. The ZAP Truck converts into a flatbed or dump-bed that can tilt to allow maximum exposure to the sun.
The Xebra Truck with the Xero Solar Panel Option will cost about $12,000.
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