CA City Launches Electric Vehicle Pilot Program with ZAP
The City of Richmond, California and Bay Area electric car company ZAP are launching a pilot fleet program to demonstrate ZAP electric trucks in a city fleet, the first fleet in the country to incorporate all-electric city-trucks. The trucks will be used on the Bay Trail restoration project with the City’s Public Works department.
“As the first fleet in the country to incorporate all-electric city-trucks we are proud to promote zero emissions vehicles,” said Richmond Mayor McLaughlin. “We’re signaling a direction. Our legacy for the young people of Richmond is lower green house gas emissions, cleaner air, less pollution and a greater commitment to make Richmond vibrant and sustainable.”
ZAP calls the XEBRA sedan and truck “city-cars,” an electric car design for inner city driving up to 40 MPH. Able to plug into any standard electrical outlet, the XEBRA was designed to fill the need for all-electric cars and trucks brought on by recent high gas prices. The XEBRA is manufactured through a partnership with a Chinese auto manufacturer and available through ZAP’s authorized dealers at a price of about $10,000.
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