Sick of Gas? Get an Electric Car!

By: NBC News Email
By: NBC News Email

The safety of electric cars on public roadways is being debated across the country. These electric cars are referred to as “zap” cars which stands for “zero air pollution.”

The vehicles don’t use any gas and can travel at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. Some people have raised safety questions about allowing slower moving electric cars to drive in regular traffic; but advocates say technology has improved and the cars are now quick enough to compete in traffic.

Zap cars are already being used in some urban areas for such things as delivering pizza.


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  • by Delta Location: TWIN FALLS on Aug 12, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    PLEASE HAVE YOU HEARD OF AIR COMPRESSOR MOTOR CAR FOR 16,000.00 ??? THEY CAN GO 250 MILES ON ONE TANK OF AIR AND 60 MILES HOUR ! WHY DOESN'T THE STATES GET THIS TO THE PEOPLE ???? AND LET GO OF SOME GAS !!!
  • by M Location: NM on Jul 10, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    "These cars" are not called zap cars. Zap is only one of a large and growing number of electric car manufacturers. Unfortunately Zap has shown itself to be a pretty dishonest and unreliable company (see recent Wired Magazine article), but hopefully that's changing. At any rate they're likely to be history in the next few years (along with this "debate") as GM, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, and other major players begin mainstreaming the electric car. 2010 will be the first major wave of affordable electrics from major companies that compete with gas-driven vehicles, and it won't end there.
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