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Sugar Grove man builds car that looks like pyramid

Greg Zanis, 60, of Grove has invested about to build his proto-type “Zanis I,” an car that looks like a pyramid. Robin Perry, the CEO of the formed Zanis Corporation in says the two want to raise $3 in start up money to get production on the car by sometime next year. | photo

Before doubting anything is technologically possible, about the innovations of the past 100 Then consider the vision of Grove resident Greg

“I’ve had this idea to an all-electric car since I was about six old,” the 60-year-old father of said. “I honestly think I was to do this — it truly is my destiny.”

In the past five years, has devoted countless hours of and invested about $85,000 to his prototype, “Zanis I,” an all-electric car looks like a floating Zanis said he would let his inventive mind romp a lot in life if building 26 custom and 11 Chicago-area restaurants hadn’t in the way.

“I finally decided five years ago I was just to finally do this, and I got some from people that to the Fox Valley Electric Auto which meets monthly,” said. “There are people from Lucent and IIT and others helped me with the technical I needed. The car and the principles it uses are very simple.”

The prototype is a about 8 1/2 feet square appears to float over the It comes with bullet-proof already inflated airbags, tires, solar panels in the to help recharge the 80 car batteries it plus roll bars and a around the driver, making it, as Perry, the CEO of the newly formed Corporation says, “the car on the road.”

“Its design is like the you see at the Indy race where gets smashed on the track, and get up and walk away,” 64-year-old said. “The idea is if someone hits you in this they just push you but you won’t be injured.”


Perry he and Zanis are looking for investors and to quickly secure about $3 in start-up money to get production on the car by sometime next year. The is to conservatively produce 34,025 with 10 to be used for crash and the other 15 to be archived and used for purposes around Chicago and the areas.

Perry said his partner for a test run one night on the open driving well past and was stopped 30 times before he got

“The police never him once, but people just flagging him down and asking him he got the vehicle and where they get one,” Perry said. Hewlett-Packard facility on Warrenville has already requested to conduct the tests once the vehicle is

Ted Lowe, 53, of Wheaton, a former of the Fox Valley Electric Auto says the task of producing the car and marketing it may be daunting given the of American consumers.

“You can sell two and even vehicles pretty easily, but you put four wheels on them, another matter,” Lowe “The Chinese have trying to do it in this country for and haven’t been successful.”

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Auto Association member Sharp, 51, of Yorkville said he the Zanis car once and says it is with “a lot of ideas wrapped up in

“When you talk about something like this out for the public, it’s kind of a idea,” Sharp said. “I think the vehicle is likely to something of a collector’s item — a car that people might use to run

“I guess the success of this on the attitude of consumers.”

Zanis, remains convinced this will work and says all the are lined up.

“I want Robin to run the so I can continue to work in research and and explore other ideas I he said. “We’ve produced 3D CAD and done the research. We want to up a dealership here in Naperville on Road where people can and pay to do take a car for a 24-hour test

“We have a building plant in Sugar Grove that add 2,000 jobs, and a lot of the key production all lined up ready to go once we get the money together and actually a company,” Perry adds. Discovery Channel has told us want to film this production process from to finish, and Greg has a standing to appear on ‘Good Morning whenever he wants.

“This is a fabulous invention will change the face of people drive in this

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