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Everyone's jumping on the electric bandwagon these days. And why not? These things cut down on emissions by as much as 98%. Here are two new electric vehicles that aren't cars.
Billed as "The World's First Street-Legal Electric Motorcycle," the Enertia electric bike tops out at 50 mph. It's got a range of 45 miles and reasonable horsepower (12-25).
If you're searching for an affordable vehicle that's fun to drive and good for the environment, look no further than the XEBRA truck. It looks like a small truck perched on a three-wheel frame.
The 100% electric XEBRA PK took almost 30 years to develop. The XEBRA PK is manufactured by ZAP! Power Systems, a California-based company that specializes in environmentally friendly advanced-technology vehicles. ZAP! Power Systems' product line includes electric cars, fuel-cell cars, and hybrid cars, as well as electric bicycles, electric scooters, and sea scooters.
The three-wheel design of the XEBRA PK offers several advantages for motorists in search of a new driving experience.
The vehicle is very economical, with operating costs estimated at three cents per mile. The XEBRA PK can be recharged using any electrical outlet and, since electric motors have fewer moving parts, the vehicle generally costs less to maintain than a gas-powered car.
The two-seater reaches speeds of up to 40 mph, but it can only travel about 25 miles per charge―making it suitable only for those who live close to work or who need a convenient method of transportation for running daily errands.
The XEBRA comes several colors and retails for around $10,000. Additional options include leather seats, a solar charger, a XEBRA car cover, and an upgraded radio/CD player.
To find a dealer near you, visit the ZAP! website.
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