Green Expos Help You Green Your Life

We visited the Bluegrass GreenExpo in Lexington, Ky., where we saw a Zap pickup truck. Plus, we picked up other ideas to green our lives. See if there's a green expo near you.

by Dani Yokhna

By Karri Sandino

ZAP truck is described as quiet, yet agile
This ZAP truck is described as quiet, yet agile.

zap truck bed

Could this bed carry a load around the farm or to town?

zap truck engine and batteries

The engine is housed behind the cab. The batteries–gray colored–are lined up at right.

Front and center in the entrance to the Bluegrass GreenExpo hall was this shiny, red pick-up truck–small in size, but big in energy savings.

This year’s expo was held October 25 and 26 in Lexington, Ky., where the Hobby Farms editorial office is located. (Is there an expo near you>>)

You’ve probably seen smart cars, but have you seen the ZAP Xebra Truck. 

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Could this be your next farm pickup?

Here’s what the ZAP World website has to say about its Xebra Truck:

  • They’re quiet, yet agile; no noisy internal combustion engines.
  • This vehicle was created as a breed by itself. Because the use and purpose of electric vehicles are different than gas cars … it has no Tailpipe, just plug it in!
  • Xebra Trucks produce 98% fewer pollutants than gas cars.
  • A Xebra Truck’s appetite is meager. And you can recharge it at any electrical outlet.

Read more about this truck at the ZAP World website.

ZAP has been developing electric and advanced technology vehicles since 1994. Its delivered more than 100,000 electric vehicles in more than 75 countries.


Expos All Over
Chances are, there’s a “green expo” near you.

These events are a great way to find out what your city or state is doing to get people involved in greening their lives.

Call your chamber of commerce or see what you find on the Internet.

Here are a few we found:

Watch for one in your area …

If gardening is more your style, read another report from the GreenExpo on a fun garden planning activity–for you and the kids.


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