Tazzari Zero EV - Video, Photos, Specs
The Zero NEV is a lithium ion battery powered vehicle, able of providing a range of 88 miles (141 km) with one charge. Zero can reach a maximum speed of 56 mph (90 km/hour), but the manufacturer will limit it to 25-45 mph (40-72 km/hour). This is because, for reasons that elude us, some states have speed limitations imposed on such vehicle.
The batteries have an estimated life of 50,000 miles (80,000 km) and can be recharged in 9 hours from a 110-volt socket, 6.5 hours from a 220-volt one or in 50 minutes (at 80% of the full charge) with optional Super-fast battery charger.
The micro-car, as Tazzari calls it, has an aluminum body embellished with a removable sunroof. To our surprise, the Zero has every bit of technology you will find on any other, better know rivals: heating, air conditioning, stereo radio with MP3 and CD player, 15 inch custom colored wheels, performance disc brakes at each corner, fog lamps, leather steering wheel and seats, and 'la piece de resistance"- cup holders.
To get to the part that really gives value to the above mentioned features, we should tell you the Zero will cost "less than 20,000 euros," as the manufacturer says. The Zero is said to take on veteran Fortwo, but let's face it, do you even see a competition here?
If we were to grade it, we we'd give it a definite: hmm... (as in "interesting, still...") We haven't made up our mind about this one yet. Looks ok, (if you are the likes of those who love them small, really, really small) will probably run well (to the supermarket and back, that is) and is not that expensive (no wait, it is).
Why is it expensive? Think of it this way: the upcoming Tesla Model S costs only twice as much. And here is the difference...
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