TORONTO– ZENN Motor Company Inc. (ZMC) is evaluating the potential sale of its fully electric vehicles in Canada in light of the Quebec Ministry of Transportation's announcement that it has introduced a province-wide, three-year pilot project that enables low-speed vehicles (LSVs) in the province of Quebec, according to www.foxbusiness.com.
Quebecers can sign up to demonstrate their support for bringing the all-electric ZENN (Zero Emission, No Noise) to Canada. A waiting list has been established at www.ZENNcars.com where consumers can formally state their interest in purchasing a ZENN and receive future e-mail updates as expansion plans progress. Canadian pricing has not yet been determined, but it is anticipated to be comparable to the ZENN's current MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) of US $15,995.
The ZENN, currently sold exclusively throughout the United States, is road-legal in 44 out of 50 states and is used extensively in mixed-use environments. With a federally regulated maximum speed of 40 km/h, the ZENN is permitted by this pilot project to travel on roads with posted speed limits of up to 50 km/h. The ZENN two-seater hatchback has a typical range of 50-80 kilometers, can be recharged to 80 percent capacity in as little as four hours from a completely empty "tank" simply by plugging into a regular wall outlet, and has plenty of cargo capacity.
Given the rising cost of fuel in Canada, the ZENN is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to gas-guzzling and polluting conventional vehicles. Driving a ZENN versus a conventional vehicle can prevent over six tons of CO2 per year from the entering the earth's atmosphere. And with roughly one tenth the operating costs and the convenience of 'filling up' at home, being socially responsible has never been so easy or made more sound financial sense.