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ZAP Electric Car, Truck Arrive in Florida at West Palm Beach Dealership Foreign Affairs Auto

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Apr 24, 2008 -- As oil and gas keep hitting new records this week, an electric car dealership opened in West Palm Beach, Florida offering a new affordable design for city-speed driving called the ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) Xebra.

Who bought the first Smart Car in the US?

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With the Smart Car due to launch in the US here in 2008, aren't you the least bit curious who took delivery of the first one? Well the answer may surprise you. The Smart Car is not new to the United States at all. Smart has been seesawing whether to enter the US market since the release of the fortwo coupe in 1998. Initially they "test-marketed" the car in the US and found publicly that US consumers were more interested in SUVs. Then, they established a Smart USA operation and nearly completed the full engineering of an SUV Smart formore that they announced would be unveiled in 2004 at the Detroit Auto Show.

ZAP to Take Daimler Smart Car Lawsuit to California Supreme Court

Monday February 25, 2:48 pm ET LOS ANGELES -- February 25, 2008 -- Electric car maker ZAP (OTCBB:ZAAP) filed a lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler, Smart Car and various officials on October 28, 2005, alleging severe misconduct attempting to destroy ZAP's business model to bring the affordable and environmentally friendly smart fortwo to the US public. Following a procedural ruling by the trial court and the court of appeals that the defendants were not subject to the jurisdiction of the California courts, ZAP has announced its intentions to bring the matter to the California Supreme Court for resolution.

ZAP Awaits Court Decision on California Jurisdiction for Smart Car Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Nov 15, 2007 -- A lawsuit filed by California electric car maker ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) against DaimlerChrysler, Smart GMBH and Smart Chairman Ulrich Walker is awaiting a decision before a Court of Appeal to proceed in California court. Yesterday the Court of Appeal for the State of California heard oral arguments on ZAP's claims against DaimlerChrysler, Smart GMBH and Smart Chairman Ulrich Walker. Specifically, the Court will decide whether ZAP's claims against these parties may proceed in the California courts. The trial court found in June of 2006 that no jurisdiction existed to permit California court to hear ZAP's suit. ZAP is confident that this procedural error will be reversed. A decision is expected within 90 days.

7/21/2006 ZAP Acquires Smart Car DOT Intellectual Property from Smart Automobile LLC

ZAP Acquires Smart Car DOT Intellectual Property from Smart Automobile LLC

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--July 20, 2006--Automotive pioneer ZAP (NYSE Arca:ZP) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire all ownership interest from Smart Automobile LLC for the intellectual property that helped engineer the Smart Car Americanized for ZAP to meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance.

5/18/2006 ZAP Ships 200th Smart Car

ZAP Ships 200th Smart Car

SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- May 30, 2006 -- Automotive pioneer ZAP (NYSE Arca:ZP) announced today that it has shipped its 200th Smart Car Americanized for ZAP, according to CEO Steve Schneider.

5/18/2006 ZAP Cracks Smart Car Code

ZAP Cracks Smart Car Code

New 40-MPG Micro-Car Premiers in The Da Vinci Code May 19

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--May 18, 2006--Europe's famous Smart Car featured in The Da Vinci Code is now available in the USA courtesy of Northern California's ZAP (NYSE Arca:ZP) who says the key to Americanizing the first micro-cars was to literally crack a code.

A rally of new fuel-efficient micro-cars stopped at the Illinois Institute of Technology in downtown Chicago yesterday to highli

ZAP Smart Cars Rally With Student Architects in Chicago

ZAPCAR Dealership Designs Showcased by IIT Student Architects

CHICAGO--April 28, 2006--A rally of new fuel-efficient micro-cars stopped at the Illinois Institute of Technology in downtown Chicago yesterday to highlight an architectural study on the future of transportation. The cross-country rally is being organized by California automotive pioneer ZAP (NYSE Arca:ZP) (OTC BB: ZAAP).

Smart Car Rally ZAPs Gas Prices from NY to California

Smart Car Rally ZAPs Gas Prices from NY to California

California automotive pioneer in national spotlight as gas prices climb

NEW YORK, New York (April 25, 2006) - Automotive pioneer ZAP (NYSE Arca:ZP and PCX: ZP) announced today that with the completion of the New York International Auto Show, a rally for the new Smart Car Americanized by ZAP is headed back to California to highlight a solution to record gas prices.

Smart Car 'ZAPs' Record Gas Prices in NY

Smart Car 'ZAPs' Record Gas Prices in NY

Long Island Dealership and ZAP Hosts First Public Test-Drive of the 40-MPG Smart Car Americanized for ZAP April 18, Press to Be Able to Test Drive by Appointment in NYC

NEW YORK, April 18, 2006 -- Eagle Auto Mall of Riverhead, New York will debut the Smart Car Americanized for ZAP (NYSE Arca: ZP and PCX: ZP) for public test-drives on Long Island at 3 PM today.

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