ZAP XEBRA Electric Truck Achieves 100-Mile Range with Li-Ion Batteries
26 July 2007
ZAP’s all-electric XEBRA city-truck traveled more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) on a single charge at a Danish laboratory using a lithium-ion battery system.
The standard lead-acid battery-powered XEBRA has a single-charge range of 25 miles (40 km).
ZAP has two XEBRAs in Denmark undergoing refinement with new lithium batteries and an advanced battery management system developed by Danish technology firm Lithium Balance. In January, ZAP signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the battery management system.
Earlier this week, ZAP agreed to purchase $5.168 million of lithium polymer batteries from Advanced Battery Technologies for use in the XEBRA as well as other ZAP vehicles and battery systems. (Earlier post.)
ZAP recently announced that it had delivered more than 500 of its XEBRA sedans and trucks, which are available through its network of authorized dealers and service centers.
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