ZAP (motor company)

ZAP (abbreviation of: Zero Air Pollution = zero air pollution) is a manufacturer of electric cars, electric scooters, electric bicycles, electric quad bikes and electric outboard motors in the United States, headquartered in Santa Rosa. ZAP is listed.

ZAP has existed since 1994 and has so far sold 100,000 vehicles in 75 countries. Some models fall on the fact that they are dreirädig. New models such as the ZAP ZAP Alias ​​and truck are equipped with two axes. To Europe ZAP vehicles will not be exported at a time.

ZAP is participating in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize.

Vehicle models

ZAP Xebra

Xebra is a three-wheeled vehicle type that is produced as a four-door sedan and two-door as a small delivery van. According to the manufacturer it reaches a speed of about 65 km / h The range is about 40 km on a single charge ( lead-acid batteries ). As Xero Xebra vehicles can be equipped with a solar panel for extended range. The model was built from 2006 to 2009.

ZAP Jonway XL

The model Jonway XL is a pick-up vans with electric drive based on a collaboration between ZAP with the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. The model has been brought about at the turn of 2008/2009 of ZAP in the USA market. In Europe there are as comparable electric vehicle electric Piaggio Porter.

ZAP alias

The ZAP Alias ​​is to be delivered first time in 2011. The sporty three-wheel vehicle model with electric drive (two wheels in front, one rear) to cover a range of over 160 km on a single charge and reach a top speed of 160 km / hr.


In collaboration with Lotus Design ZAP developed the four-door crossover sport utility vehicle ZAP -X, a kind of comfort SUV, to be completed in 2010. In contrast to the models Xebra, XL the ZAP -X will be equipped with lithium - ion batteries.

ZAP Shuttle

When ZAP Shuttle (actually: Wuling EV Electric Car WLD1070Q2 ) is a van with electric drive from the People's Republic of China, which is produced by the OEM manufacturer Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co., which is then resold by ZAP on the American market.