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Here's the subhead to the Zap press-release regarding the new Xebra electric car: "New Electric Vehicle Appears to Be the Only Cost-Effective Alternative in the Nation as Oil Futures Hit Record High." Which means that apparently the Zap-federalized smarts are not cost-effective, nor is renting a car when you actually need one. Nor is telecommuting. Nor public transit. Nor riding a motorcycle. No, apparently, driving around in a vehicle that tops out at 40mph is the only answer to our problems. There was a reason that people seemed to be avoiding the Zap booth at the LA Auto Show? Yes. Said reason? People hate an annoying hard sell, and that's just what they were dishing out. Apparently, they haven't learned.

ZAP Rolls Out Electric XEBRA to First ZAP Car Dealers [Zap]

The Zaps on the Smarts [Internal]