Nothing happens unless first a dream – Carl Sandberg
BusinessWeek/Bloomberg included the ZAP Alias in their roundup of new designs waiting in the wings as the GM Volt and Nissan Leaf are scheduled to come out later this year. The picture is worth a thousand words, but the article deftly raises four important issues about ZAP in a short space: 1) It confirms that ZAP’s futuristic electric car has progressed into the next round of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE; 2) It notes ZAP’s business model of partnering with China to build electric vehicles; 3) It mentions that ZAP has “promised EVs that didn’t materialize in the past” but with over 117,000 units of a diverse range of electric vehicles delivered, could they be more specific? and 4) The ZAP Alias is scheduled for availability in ‘Late 2010,’ that is, of course, if you have placed your reservation. It doesn’t squeeze between cars, burn gas, balance on 2 wheels, or fold… but it drives pretty darn well as you can see here and here.