Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 20:06
ROME, GA -- Jul 29, 2008 -- Former Pirelli Tire North America president and CEO Gaetano "Guy" Mannino, after a lifetime of association with the auto industry, is speaking out about electric car technologies and his recent business venture with ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB).
Mannino's company, Verdek, has agreed to be the distributor for ZAP in the state of Georgia, where Mannino's business is headquartered. However, in an interview this week with www.CEONEWS.tv, Mannino talks about his plans for ZAP in the US and abroad.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 18:01
SANTA ROSA, CA -- Jul 17, 2008 -- Dubai's Al Yousuf Group has sent two key executives to electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) this summer to explore synergies across their portfolio of transportation companies in which the Al Yousuf Group has invested.
Mr. Ashraf Saeed, the Chief Operating Officer for the Al Yousuf Group, is spending approximately a month at ZAP to explore more ways that Al Yousuf can support ZAP's ambitions in alternative transportation. Mr. Saeed has been cultivating the relationship with ZAP since contact was first made with the Al Yousuf Group.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 12:11
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and SANTA ROSA, CA -- Jun 12, 2008 -- Mr. Eqbal Al Yousuf will acquire a 50 percent interest in the Recharge-It-All Battery line of battery systems for mobile electronics from alternative transportation pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB).
Mr. Al Yousuf was recently appointed Chairman of ZAP's Board of Directors and attended his first board meeting as Chairman on June 2 at ZAP's Santa Rosa headquarters. Mr. Al Yousuf is the President of The Al Yousuf Group, but intends to make his commitment towards ZAP Recharge-It-All his own personal investment.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 06:35
UPDATE: June 24, 2008 - Hear an interview with Guy Mannino, Click Here. - QuickTime File
ROME, Georgia (June 5, 2008) -- Guy Mannino, former president and CEO of Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA), at least agrees with the current presidential candidates on one thing... it's time for a change. In his own words, Mannino is "calling on all retired and current CEOs of corporate America to join with me and just stop talking 'green' and start driving 'green'!"
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/02/2008 - 10:22
SANTA ROSA, CA -- Jun 2, 2008 -- Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) announced today that it has acquired an ownership interest in an electric motor company to develop and manufacture a new line of wheel motors for future vehicle developments and global distribution.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 12:04
SANTA ROSA, Calif. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- May 27, 2008 -- Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB:ZAAP) today named Mr. Eqbal Al Yousuf Chairman of the 13-year public Company. The effective date of his appointment will be June 2, the day of the next scheduled meeting for the board of directors.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 06:50
SANTA ROSA, CA (May 19, 2008) -- Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) announced today that Dubai's Al-Yousuf Group has completed a transaction to purchase a convertible debt that was part of a private placement registration from October 2007.
As part of the transaction, The Al Yousuf Group has purchased the convertible debt for $475,000.
"We are continually grateful for the commitment and support that Mr. Eqbal Al Yousuf has given ZAP," said ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. "The purchase of this convertible debt will help ZAP's business plans."
The United Arab Emirates manufacturing and distribution company purchased $5 million ZAP shares in November. In December, Mr. Eqbal Al-Yousuf, President joined ZAP's Board of Directors.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 17:20
ZAP Challenges Others to Match or Exceed Its $50,000 Donation
DEZHOU, SHANDONG PROVINCE, CHINA and SANTA ROSA, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--May 15, 2008 -- California electric car pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) is starting a relief fund with the factory for its Xebra electric car and truck to aid victims of the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan, China.
In October 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a brief visit while in China to meet with ZAP CEO Steve Schneider and China Youngman staff to learn more about their joint venture to make electric and hybrid vehicles.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/16/2008 - 21:00
ZAP CEO Steve Schneider Featured on www.CEONEWS.Tv
NEW YORK, NY--(MARKET WIRE)--Mar 17, 2008 -- ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB - News) electric car CEO Steve Schneider said, "The market is finally catching up to what ZAP has been preaching," in an online interview with www.CEONEWS.Tv.
Schneider discussed the Company's future plans with CEONEWS.Tv, including plans to make freeway capable electric cars through a joint venture called Detroit Electric with China Youngman, one of China's largest vehicle manufacturers.
A 30-year veteran of the auto industry, Schneider talked about ZAP's strategy of setting up auto dealers and also touched on the recent challenges faced by ZAP, but said that one of ZAP's strengths is its resiliency.