The parking lot manager giant COPEMSA is making a contribution to Mexico’s urban mobility and sustainable future. In collaboration with other corporate giants, COPEMSA created the company Motores Limpios, releasing the first brand of 100-percent Mexican electric vehicles, Zacua. The brand already has two models: M2 and M3.
According to the webpage Líderes Mexicanos, COPEMSA wanted to push the Mexican transition to eco-friendly energies through design and high technology vehicles. The M2 and M3 designs were created by the French firm Chatenet, while Dynamic Technological Alliance was in charge of the car’s interior engineering. Zacua is expected to reach the market in November 2017.
According to Millenio, Motores Limpios’ main goal is to sell 100 units by the end of 2017. According to affirmations from Jorge Martínez, President of the company, published by the newspaper, Zacua models will integrate a phone, internet navigation and a state-of-the-art audio system. The M2 and M3 will have an autonomy of 160 kilometers and a maximum speed of 95 kilometers per hour. The cars will fully recharge in eight hours and will include a special charger and electricity meter from the Federal Commission of Energy (CFE) to subsidize energy costs.
Zacua cars will have a price of MX$460,000 (US$25,600 dollars) and they will be available in ivory, red or gray, all with a black rooftop. Their production will be in Puebla.
Líderes Mexicanos also shared some benefits of driving a Zacua in Mexico:
* No annual check-ups, they are every two years.
* No ownership tax or emissions testing
* No driving restrictions related to the No Drive Day program
* No CO2 emissions
* No added costs of oil or transmission fluid.