Zenn Motors ZENN Hatchback Reviews

Positive Reviews


Overall I'm happy with it


Pros: no gas to buy, no oil changes, gets attention

Cons: can be slow, a little jerky, fewer features and comforts than comparable gas car

I've been dying for an affordable electric car for a long time now, and the Zenn is the first that I can afford.  It's just perfect for me for many reasons:  I live near work and shopping, so I don't tend to drive as much as most people or as fast (don't need to go on highways too often), I also don't mind a car low on features -- it brings me back to my college years when I had a small Toyota hatchback with no features on it.  I like saving money, though I didn't actually buy it for that purpose.  For the moment, I seem to be saving money indeed, as the electricity to run it is pretty cheap, registration is a fraction of the cost for a gas car, and insurance is affordable.  Haven't...
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Great little car!


Pros: no oil (!), comfortable, roomy, high quality build, stylish, fun to drive

Cons: only 2 seats, limited battery range in cold weather

We bought one when our local gas prices hit $4.50 in the summer of 2007. The ZENN has now become our main way of getting around during spring/summer/fall; the Honda sits at home parked for most of the year now. We are retirees, so the 25 mph speed limitation doesn't really affect us. We live in a rural area with very light traffic, so the car is perfect for our uses. The back of the car is roomy enough for a week's worth of groceries and a couple sets of golf clubs. Performance is pretty snappy, up to the 25 mph limit. Braking is assisted by power regeneration, steering and handling are tight and responsive. Heat and defrost are instantly hot, and the stereo rocks. The build quality is...
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Negative Reviews


Poor suport


Pros: Not bad looking, comfortable

Cons: poor support, charger problems, not much head room

It is too slow at 25 MPH, I installed an after market motor and controller to go 35MPH which was much better. I have heard of several people haveing charger failures, roof cracking, doors leaking, early battery failures (discover brand),. The interface controll module is very inacurate. It tells the speed, and battery guage. It is one of the parts that has hade a high failure rate, and costs about $700 to replace. Many people put in after market battery guages, and are very happy with them.I LOVE the car when it is working, The problem is I never know how long it will be working before it breaks again.

Eats Batteries


Pros: small

Cons: No Range

Dealer replaced three sets of batteries; They just go dead. Range 2-7 miles. For Sale, Handyman Special

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Luxury Golf Cart


Pros: Comfortable, Looks good

Cons: Way too slow

Yes this vehicle is one of the best looking in its class.. However its just another prettied up golf cart until it can go faster than 25 mph. Just put doors on a golf cart and save your money.

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The new "Car czar," Edward Montgomery will undoubtedly be a fan, as he is set to take an oversight role of the automotive industry since they got so much of our money.  The Scoot Coupe is a three wheeled vehicle that gets almost 80 mpg, and goes up to 55 mph.  You won't need credit repair if you get one either – it retails for under $7,000.  It's manufactured by Panther Motors in Florida, but it doesn't register as a car.  It registers as a motorcycle, and it's perfect for moderate distance transport.  If most of your driving takes place in town, then a Scoot Coupe is right up your alley.  It's set to revolutionize the scooter industry, and it might have a legitimate shot.  It might be...
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just plug it in? wow

This is amazing that you can just plug it into a normal household outlet to fully charge in about 4 hours...it gets the energy equivalent to about 250 miles per gallon (check out the additional photo i uploaded). I looks awesome..can't wait to test it! I saw it outside of a Green Motors dealership this weekend, but they were closed! Going to try again this weekend to see how it is inside, too. I'm a little worried that it'll feel flimsy when driving -- but I'll look forward to testing it! I'll update my review when I've had a chance to test it out more....