Electric Car Dealer in Grants Pass, Oregon Helps ZAP Plant Trees for Earth Day
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 21:00
ZAP Will Plant a Tree for Every Test Drive Through April 30, 2007 GRANTS PASS, OR--Apr 24, 2007 -- On Saturday, April 21, ZAP's (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) newest electric car dealership, Grants Pass Electric Vehicles, held a grand opening to celebrate Earth Day 2007. During the Grand Opening, Grants Pass Electric Vehicles planted a tree to honor Earth Day and assist with ZAP's "Million Tree Challenge." A pioneer in electric transportation, ZAP is challenging individuals, corporations, governments and other groups around the world to fight global warming by driving electric vehicles and helping to plant one million trees by 2010. More than 65,000 trees have been planted so far and ZAP has many tree-planting initiatives happening all over the world. To learn more, visit http://www.zaptrees.org. For Earth Day, ZAP has challenged car-buyers to go to their local ZAP dealership for a test drive in one of its new XEBRA (pronounced 'zebra') electric cars or trucks. For each test drive through April 30, ZAP will add a tree to its "Million Tree Challenge." To participate, visit http://www.zapworld.comfor a ZAP authorized dealership near you. "There has been a lot of talk about electric cars and fighting global warming, but we wanted to take action," said Tiffany Parmenter of Grants Pass Electric Vehicles. "Two of the best ways of fighting global warming are driving electric vehicles in place of gas and planting trees, so we decided to join ZAP in doing both." For its Grand Opening, Grants Pass Electric Vehicles (GPEV) held a ribbon-cutting and tree-planting with the public and local environmentalists on hand. The newly remodeled dealership is located at the corner of Hwy 199 and Park Street in Grants Pass. GPEV is a licensed new-car dealership specializing in environmentally conscious forms of over-the-road transportation that are both practical and inexpensive. In a climate where Global Warming, water table poisoning and air pollution are receiving more attention then ever, GPEV is inviting Americans to take part in making a positive change for the planet. ZAP's XEBRA 100% electric car and truck are now available; some of the only consumer electric vehicles in the US that can meet the need for gas-free, city-speed driving. The XEBRA is considered by ZAP as a 'city-car,' an all-electric design for city-speed driving up to 40 mph. Priced about $10,000, they plug into any 110-volt outlet -- the same outlet that is found in and outside every home, garage and office. Parmenter said that every person who test-drives this week would be entered into a drawing for a ZAPPY3 PRO personal transporter. The winner will be announced on April 30. For more information about Grants Pass Electric Vehicles, see the web site http://www.gpev.us, call (541) 659-1858, or stop by 145 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, OR.