AM I OBLIGATED IF I MAKE A RESERVATION?
NO. A standard reservation is a no money down, no obligation reservation. Final pricing, specifications, vehicle design, options and delivery times will be announced prior to manufacture start date. All vehicles will be delivered in the order they are placed.
WHAT DOES ZERO LABS DO?
Zero Labs Automotive (or ZeroLabs) is an automotive design, technology and engineering firm which restores and modifies classic vehicles. The first product of ZeroLabs is an original Ford Bronco® fully restored, rebuilt as a 100% electric power vehicle.
WHEN WILL YOU BEGIN TO SHIP THESE VEHICLES?
Once we begin manufacturing, we expect delivery to begin fall or late 2020 and delivered in the order received. Our plan is to deliver them in groups not one at a time.
WHERE ARE THEY MADE?
They are restored, designed, and handcrafted in Los Angeles California.
ARE THESE VEHICLES KIT CARS, REPRODUCTIONS OR REPLICAS?
No, every one of our vehicles is a restoration built from an original classic vehicle which was legally registered VIN and titles and are inspected by the DMV before and after restoration. This is also why we are limited on how many we can make in a given period. Most of the customer supplied donor vehicles we hope will be nearly inoperable or long beyond use as we generally do not want to restore mint condition survivors as we think they should carry out their lives in their original condition and have turned away several excellent originals to honor this. This is an excellent opportunity to give them a second life. These are not kit cars or for sale conversion packages.
IS THE FEATURED VEHICLE THE FINAL DESIGN?
No. There are still many opportunities for improvement and additional options so we will work up to the last minute to make sure we have produced the best design we can given our customers needs and timeline goals. We will publish updates on final specifications and designs long before we begin final manufacturing.
HOW SAFE ARE YOUR RESTORATIONS? DO THEY HAVE AIRBAGS?
Our vehicles are restorations so we can only go so far with modern safety standards. We will have optional headrests (as close to period as we can get), and all vehicles will come with full steel "family" roll cage, modern glass, front and rear 3 point shoulder belts. We have also added several features for protecting the batteries from impact too built into the bumper and advanced battery management systems. Front and side curtain airbags and break away bumper sensors are not possible legally to install on classic vehicles as the required structures and testing are not possible for classic vehicles and have varying levels of safety even on modern cars with many recall studies still underway. We invite you to visit NHTSA’s site regarding airbag safety but always urge our customers to drive responsibly with this knowledge.
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST COMPETITORS?
Entropy and time. Together they form the second law of thermodynamics. With classic vehicles in general selling for higher and higher prices, more are being taken out of circulation and into private collections as a form of currency. The unlucky survivors are rusting and falling apart every minute of every day with fewer and fewer people qualified to prevent their decline. More classics will be lost than repaired or restored. Entropy will win.Time will win. In statistical mechanics, all structures will have gradual decline into disorder. We can’t stop them, but we can delay their impact on at least our vehicles by making building them for tomorrow.
HOW ARE YOU COMPARED TO YOUR RESTORATION COMPETITORS?
We have great respect for the talents of many of the high-end builders in the classic vehicle space. There are already far too many knock-offs of these builders fantastic work. There is no honor in this. ZeroLabs committed to producing 100% original work with absolutely no resemblance to other builders designs or approach while keeping the spirit of the original vehicle being restored. This wasn’t easy, but for us to establish our own category, we had to take our own path.
CAN I BUY AN INDIVIDUAL PART?
We do not sell any individual parts, designs or components used in our restoration.
HOW IS IT PRICED COMPARED TO OTHER ELECTRIC EV VEHICLES?
Our vehicles are special with high sentimental value to the driver. To create the new category of premium classic electric we had to make them the best that can be. OEM’s can achieve lower prices and high volume by building giant robot factory’s backed by billions in public funding. Many of our customers already have a EV as a daily driver, so do we, but incomparable for any handcrafted vehicle.
WHAT FUTURE CLASSICS WILL YOU ELECTRIFY?
We will introduce a new production model each year. You already know the first one. We are not announcing the next production model yet, but it is well underway.
CAN YOU ELECTRIFY THIS ONE CAR FOR ME?
Sorry. Currently we are committed to develop production level vehicles however we hope to be able to do custom conversions at a later stage.
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