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ZAP Receives Order for 100 New Electric SUVs from Samyang Optics

SEOUL, Korea, SANTA ROSA, California and HANGZHOU, China (February 22, 2010) – Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) has accepted a purchase order from Samyang Optics Co. Ltd. (KSE: 008080.KS) of Korea for 100 electric SUVs to be built through a partnership with China auto manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd.

UPS Leases Fleet of ZAP Electric Trucks for Third Consecutive Year, Totaling 92 Vehicles since 2007

SANTA ROSA, California (December 9, 2009) – For the third year in a row, UPS has leased a fleet of electric trucks from ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) to help with deliveries to urban and residential communities in the Bay Area.

The 25 ZAP electric trucks are enabling UPS drivers to more easily schedule delivery routes in neighborhoods and dense urban areas where congestion and parking restrictions present potential problems for larger UPS vans. UPS has leased 92 electric vehicles from ZAP since 2007 to assist with increased delivery needs during November and December.

FAA Orders Fleet of Electric Trucks from ZAP

SANTA ROSA, California, August 13, 2009 – Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) announced today the company has been awarded a contract to supply the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a fleet of its popular Zaptruck XL, a versatile 100% plug-in electric truck. The FAA will take deliveries of the vehicles in September at a major metro center in the Midwest.

ZAP Secures up to $25 Million in New Financing.

SANTA ROSA, California (August 10, 2009) – Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) announced today that it has secured up to $25 million in new financing with Cathaya Capital, L.P. With offices in Silicon Valley, Cathaya, L.P. is backed by financier Jacques de Chateauvieux’s Paris-based Jaccar Holdings and intends to manage the investment through its affiliate Better World International, Ltd.

ZAP will use a portion of the funding to pursue longer-term contract production and assembly commitments, and to accelerate deliveries of trucks and vans to fill current fleet and government orders.

ZAP Receives First Shipment of 100 Electric Vehicles Powered by ABAT Lithium Batteries

Large Format Lithium Battery Arrays for Electric Pickups, Vans, Alias Roadster and Others Planned

SANTA ROSA, California (July 28, 2009) – Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) has taken delivery of larger-format polymer lithium-ion battery-equipped vehicles from Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAT). The company also plans to begin integrating other large-format lithium-ion batteries in its popular electric vehicles that are already in production as well as those under development.

ZAP Expands Fleet Shipments

Initial Deliveries of its Unique Zaptruck XL/Payload Shell

SANTA ROSA, California, July 1, 2009 – Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) announced today they have shipped a fleet of their Zaptruck XLs, a versatile 100% plug-in electric LSV, equipped with a Payload drop-in shell to Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas.

The vehicles will be used by a variety of county departments as they expand their "green initiative." Each truck is equipped with one of ZAP’s newest options – the versatile Payload shell providing a weatherproof, fully enclosed and lockable storage compartment.

ZAP Completes Made in USA Electric Pickup Engineering Project

SANTA ROSA, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Jun 2, 2009 -- Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB - News) has completed an engineering project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup with the majority of the parts and components supplied by US companies. This initiative is in line with the company's ongoing efforts to restructure its operations to focus on US production, particularly in the electric truck arena, as well as in the recent announcement regarding the American manufacture of the ZAP Alias model.

ZAP Shipping Trucks to United States Military

SANTA ROSA, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Jun 16, 2009 -- Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB - News) confirmed today they have begun shipping their Zaptruck XLs, a versatile 100% plug-in electric LSV, to several US military bases in the US and in international locations. ZAPTRUCK XL ready for shipmentZAPTRUCK XL ready for shipment According to Amos Kazzaz, ZAP's Chief Operating Officer in charge of production, "Our Zaptruck XL has captured a significant market share in what is becoming a high demand/high growth segment of the EV marketplace. These orders and continued strong dealer demand have resulted in our ramping up higher production which is a manageable and nice problem to deal with."

ZAP Unveils Electric Truck Wheel Motor Technology

8,000-Watt Wheel Motor Nearly 3x More Powerful than Zapino Scooter Motor, with Minimal Increase in Weight and Size New Design Could Go into Production in 4-Wheel EVs by Next Year SANTA ROSA, CA -- May 19, 2009 -- Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) has unveiled an 8,000-watt wheel motor powering both rear wheels of a production ZAP electric truck.

Sun Shines on University of Arizona Solar Electric Parking Vehicle

TUCSON, Arizona -- University of Arizona Parking & Transportation Services reports they love their new parking enforcement vehicle, a solar-electric truck from ZAP that went into service this week on the Tucson campus. PTS says the main attraction for the new electric vehicle is that it gets part of its charge from the sun. According to statements in the campus newspaper, the Xebra was purchased to replace a 1998 gas engine pickup. The University says it has not purchased a gas vehicle since 2003 after implementing a purchasing policy for alternative fuels.
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