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Old 03-07-2008, 04:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
bennelson
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I got to go see a Zap Zebra in person a few weeks ago.

That one is considered a 3-wheel motorcycle. Speed doesn't determine if something is an NEV or not, it's laws and safety regulations that do.

The Zebra goes about 35 mph.

The Zap dealer had a diesel generator that he was experimenting running waste vegetable oil through it. He said it was working really well, and if he got a ZAP truck in, he would like to put the diesel generator in back and rig it up as a serial hybrid!

That particular diesel generator is one designed to be extremely quiet (much like the better generators that are built into RVs) and thus would be great on the back of a little Zap Truck.
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