The ZAP Alias Electric Car

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Before and After: 2008 Ohio Build of the ZAP Alias

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ZAP Alias in process from 2008

Before shot of the silver/rainbow colored ZAP Alias primed before painting by the design/build team in Ohio

The ZAP Alias electric car being built in Maumee, Ohio in 2008

After: ZAP Alias electric car painted with a special prismatic pigment, part of a 2008 design/build in Maumee, Ohio.

The ZAP Alias was conceived in 2006, so we’ve been working on this for a couple of years.  On the way to where it is now, ZAP hired a group of designers from Ohio to engineer the first few models.  In 2008, Chuck, Brandon, and Dave were involved in building this ZAP Alias model using a special kind of paint from JDS Uniphase’s Flex Products Group  that is actually located in Santa Rosa, California (our home town).  This special pigmented paint, called SpectraFlair Pigment Technology (Video: 6.4 MB .WMV), changes colors in various shades of light.

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Written by ZAPalias

March 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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