Bad Idea Theater: Looking for details about a used Zap ALIAS

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Bad Idea Theater: Looking for details about a used Zap ALIAS

Post by CONSIDERABLE SHOUTING » Nov 21 2019 6:07pm

My goal of learning as much as possible about EV before taking my first leap meant I found Thunderstruck EV's website, and I found their listing of their one used Zap ALIAS (halfway down) that they claim still has it's original drive system in *some* condition. I know that ZAP was guilty of lying, fraudulent tactics and generally not being a company you'd want to associate with, but for some reason I can't shake this thing out of my brain- and there's very little detail online about how many of these there are, how many are running or even if they were capable of their claimed 300+ horsepower or what they could do. Can anyone here fill me on on these weird tadpole 3-wheelers? Should I even THINK about tossing Thunderstruck an email about it's general condition in the hopes of having the wildest thing at cars and coffee? Or should it just join other weird EV-wheelers like the Elio in the dustbin of "what ifs"?

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Re: Bad Idea Theater: Looking for details about a used Zap ALIAS

Post by Dauntless » Nov 22 2019 3:22am

I don't blame you for being tempted, sounds like good outlandish fun. But not at $6k.
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Re: Bad Idea Theater: Looking for details about a used Zap ALIAS

Post by CONSIDERABLE SHOUTING » Nov 22 2019 3:16pm

Yeah, and all news articles just drop off after 2010 when they began to be built by Jonway. I saw it is actually for sale off Alibaba, as odd as that sounds.

Here's the article I referenced about the company and it's scruples.

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