Abaco EV Sales recently announced their new all electric car imported into The Bahamas from China. China is the noted world leader in all electric cars priced for the masses, and much has been written about using the new, and expensive, lithium type batteries that aren’t available in The Bahamas. These cars also operate on standard-enclosed cell, lead acid batteries.
As of October, the electric cars are now available for purchase on Abaco by contacting Mark Anthony Swain. This ZIP model, as they’re called in The Bahamas, can travel 100 to 150 miles per charge, and attains speeds up to 60 miles per hour. When in operation, you can hardly tell the car is on because it runs so quietly.
The battery life is established at two years once the battery is run completely down and then recharged. A quick glance at the dash gauge is a reminder not to let the battery run below a 20 percent reserve, and batteries can be recharged to 80 percent in about 3 to 4 hours. A full charge from the 220 AMP service installed in your home will take 6 hours.
“We all know how expensive gasoline is in The Bahamas,” Mark Anthony Swain said. “Even though the [cost of] electricity is also expensive, you should still expect to save nearly 50 percent on the cost to operate your car for your trip to work, the store, school, and church.”
“As this car has no gasoline engine, you will no longer concern yourself with things like radiators, belts, hoses, oil changes, filters, and many other items of cost associated with a gasoline-powered car.”
Swain assured that brakes will last much longer, because when you take your foot off of the accelerator, the electric motor starts running backwards and operates as a brake to slow down the car. Overall, he said that there will be a significantly lower maintenance cost with your all electric car than your gasoline-powered model as well as lower bank payments when you factor in all the savings.
The all electric cars carry a two-year warranty and the dealership in The Bahamas (Bahamas EV Imports LLC) carries a supply of most replacement parts necessary to repair your car.
Swain said there are plans to showcase the electric car models at different events. Although the current model is left handed, the other electric cars will be right-handed models. There is also the possibility of them bringing in varying electric car models based on people’s preference.
So far, four electric cars have already been ordered, and will take 45 days to arrive here.
“Act now, and take advantage of the reduced price for the first 10 cars sold in The Bahamas,” Swain urged.