There's some question about the Alias, because ZAP's website says you can pre-order them for delivery in (late) 2009. However, apparently they're going to make some "hand-crafted" limited edition Aliases first, which you would presume would happen before they go into mass production of the regular edition.
So it seems a little difficult to believe ZAP will be delivering a significant number of Aliases this year, but it's still good to see them showing the car off at shows and expos and such. I'm optimistic that we'll at least start seeing significant Alias deliveries in early 2010 if not this year.
That, combined with ZAP's other successes (including with the Xebra) makes it the most impressive electric car company in my mind. I wish people wouldn't call the company a bunch of scam artists based on the one WIRED article. People read one media article and think they know all there is to know. It bugs me.