03.02.2009 TAZZARI OUTLINES DETAIL OF ITS ELECTRIC CAR WHICH IS SET TO GO ON SALE THIS YEAR

TAZZARI ZERO

Italian industrial group Tazzari has provided further details of its new zero-emission electric city car, the Zero, including rolling out a car configurator on line, which will go on sale later this year with a price tag of under 20,000 euros.

TAZZARI ZERO

Tazzari has launched a new website to funnel consumer interest in the Zero, which includes a car configurator that allows the viewer to see the compact 2-door car, which rides on 15-inch (175/55 tyres) wheels, in 12 different external body colours.

Italian industrial group Tazzari has provided further details of its new electric car, dubbed the Zero, which will go on sale later this year with a price tag of under 20,000 euros.

"Zero will arrive in 2009," says Tazzari, "in less than a year it will offer an alternative to those who want to move freely around town. Zero will be made available through a qualified sales network, which is currently being organised in the main European countries and some countries outside Europe. From Italy to the UK and Norway to the Caribbean. The after-sales service will be ensured at a local level and managed by Tazzari's Zero Team trained technicians."

Tazzari has launched a new website to funnel consumer interest in the Zero, which includes a car configurator that allows the viewer to see the compact 2-door car, which rides on 15-inch (175/55 tyres) wheels, in 12 different external body colours. Just 2.8 metres long, the Zero weights 542 kg (of which 142 kg is from the Li-Ion Fe batteries) and has a maximum speed of 56 km/h while it achieves 0-31 mph in 5 seconds. Range will be approximately 88 miles with a full charging time of 9 hours although an 80 percent charge can be achieved in 50 minutes using 3-phase power.

The Zero is the first ever automotive project from industrial group Tazzari, and the Zero will be assembled at its facility in Imola. The Group was founded back in 1963 when Giorgio Tazzari set up what would become an established and continually expanding Italian manufacturing company. The company's long and varied history has led the Tazzari family to occupy an important place in advanced engineering, aluminium casting, subcontracting and assembly, machining and the service sector.

During the 1970s, thanks to Gian Luca Tazzari, son of Giorgio, the Tazzari name reached ski slopes all over the world through the company's design and production of high-precision ski grinding machines and ski service-related technology. The company has always been a dedicated Italian producer in pursuit of excellence. Now, after 45 years of growth, investment, diversification, improvement and increasing specialisation in the very best of technology and manufacturing, Tazzari Holding and its affiliates are directed by Erik and Rafael Tazzari.

TAZZARI - ZERO KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Body type 2-door
Length 2884 mm / 113,5"
Width 1550 mm / 61"
Height 1400 mm / 55"
Ground clearance 180 mm / 7"
Weight w/o batteries 400 kg / 882 lb
Weight w/batteries 542 kg / 1195 lb
Payload 195 kg / 430 lb
Maximum speed 80 km/h / 56 mph
Acceleration 0-31 mph < 5 seconds
Luggage capacity (litres) 2 luggage areas with 160 litre capacity
Estimated range / Economy drive 140 km / 88 miles
Tyres and wheels 175/55 R15

BATTERY SYSTEM

Type Li-ion Fe
Charging time 9 / 6,5 h - 80% in 50 min. (with 3-phase power supply)

MOTOR

Type Rear-wheel drive 3-phase motor
Maximum torque peak (Nm) 150

STANDARD & OPTIONAL FEATURES

15" alloy wheels - available in 3 colours: anthracite (standard) - white (optional) - black (optional)
Electronic anti-theft device with remote control and immobilizer
Window raiser - antipanic device - disconnectable siren (optional)
Radio stereo RDS with mp3 and CD player
Removable, venting ultraview sunroof
Eco-leather seats
LED tail lights
Rear fog lamp
Reversing light
Standard battery charger (standard) - charge time: 9 hrs. (single-phase power supply)
Multifast battery charger (optional) - charge time: 6 hrs. (single-phase power supply)
Superfast battery charger (optional) - charge time: 80% in 50 mins. (3-phase power supply)
Cup holders
12V outlet for phone recharge - Max 50W
 

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