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ZENN

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ZENN
Vehicle Marque/Model

A brand of electric cars.  ZENN is an acronym for Zero Emission No Noise.  The full company name is ZENN Motor Company.  Their first model has no specific model name and is simply called ZENN, the same as the company.  Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, they produced vehicles from 2006-2010.

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Photographs

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2008 Specifications

Body Type3-door Hatchback
DrivetrainFWD
Motor3-phase AC
Motor Dimensions10.5" Length x 7.5" Diameter
Transmission10.3:1 Speed Reducer w/integral differential
BatteriesEV31A-A Discover Battery Pack (6 12-volt AGM valve sealed lead acid)
Battery Power72-volt DC (5.69kw)
Charge TimeApproximately 8 hours from 110V, empty to 80% charge in 4 hours
Speed Control300A
Front SuspensionIndependent w/2 coil spring-shock units
Rear SuspensionTrailing arm w/2 coil spring-shock units
Wheels13" aluminum
Tire Size145/70R13
Brakes4-wheel 6.7" hydraulic disc w/Electromagnetic Regenerative Braking
Maximum Speed25mph
Storage Capacity13 cu. ft.
Equivalent Fuel Economy245 city*, N/A highway**
MSRP$15,995

* - "100% Electric, the ZENN doesn't use any gasoline.  A gallon of gas has an energy equivalent of 33.5 kwh.  One gallon of gas provides the same energy as fully charging the ZENN about 7 times.  This is an equivalent fuel economy of 7 x 35 miles/charge, or 245 miles per gallon."
** - "The ZENN is designed for urban transportation and has a regulated maximum speed.  It is not approved for highway use."

Standard features:

  • Electronic drive-by-wire throttle
  • Curtis Motor Controller
  • Adjustable Headrests
  • Locking Glove Compartment
  • Remote Keyless Locks
  • 12V Accessory Outlet
  • Rear Window Defrost
  • Two-tone cloth seats
  • ABS Body Panels
  • Rear Window Wiper

    Optional equipment:

  • Power sliding panoramic sunroof ($1,195)
  • JVC KDG230 AM/FM/CD Radio ($295)

    Documents

    DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
    November 2008FMVSS 500: Low Speed Vehicles
    2008 ZENN 2008, 2-Dr. Hatchback, LSV
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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