Electric Vehicles

Answer to Beijing Air Pollution Under Olympic Noses

When Beijing won the privilege of hosting the 2008 Olympic Games, seven years ago, the Chinese capital promised to improve its air quality, but as the Olympics now are in full swing and air quality has been a visibly controversial issue, ZAP asks if anyone realizes there is an electric car factory just outside of Beijing building hundreds of zero-emission electric vehicles for export by ZAP to the United States?

Ten Reasons to Drive an Electric Car

1. Zero Air Pollution ZAP stands for Zero Air Pollution. We believe electricity is the fuel of the future. With electricity to power our transportation, our world can tap into renewable resources like hydroelectric, solar, wind, or geothermal power; resources that lessen our environmental footprint. Furthermore, studies show that millions of electric vehicles can recharge at night using existing surplus electrical generation; a vast, virtually untapped resource.

ZAP CEO and Al Yousuf COO Show Support for Kentucky Governor Signing Executive Order for 40 MPH Electric Car

FRANKFORT, KY -- Aug 6, 2008 -- Steve Schneider, CEO for ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) and Ashraf Saeed, COO of the Al Yousuf Group, stood by while Governor Steve Beshear yesterday signed an Executive Order directing the Transportation Cabinet to immediately develop and implement an emergency regulation authorizing the use of low-speed electric vehicles on Kentucky's roadways, including the Xebra, a 40 MPH electric car and truck. ZAP CEO Steve Schneider and Al Yousuf COO Ashraf Saeed (2nd and 3rd from right) witnessed Governor Steve Beshear signing an Executive Order allowing the 40 MPH Xebra electric car and truck on Kentucky roads.

Al Yousuf Group Provides a $10 Million Financing Arrangement for ZAP

UPDATED: 8-5-2008 06:31 PDT SANTA ROSA, California, USA and DUBAI, UAE (August 5, 2008) – Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) announced today that the Al Yousuf Group, a Dubai-based conglomerate and investor, is providing a $10 million financing arrangement for future working capital enabling ZAP to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles. The financing arrangement allows for advances by ZAP over the next few years.

Solar electric car a chick magnet? Wall Street Journal Uncovers ZAP Xebra Xero

Out of all things to which electric cars aspire – fighting record oil prices, combating global warming, reducing dependency on imported oil – getting a date was a surprising reason uncovered by The Wall Street Journal. Have electric cars finally become cool? For nearly 100 years electric cars have been derided from the internal combustion automotive circles because they could not match the performance of gas-powered cars. Though history has shown little concern over environmental performance, it seems that high gas prices are finally tipping the scales towards the electric car.

Montana Governor Plugs ZAP Electric Truck for State

HELENA, MT -- Aug 1, 2008 -- Montana officials announced that a city-speed electric truck from California manufacturer ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) has been purchased by the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, with wife Nancy and Border Collie Jag, first learned about the ZAP Xebra truck and sedan at the Fourth of July Parade in Butte this year.

Former Pirelli North America CEO Says Time Is Right for Electric Vehicles; Announces International Distribution With ZAP

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.

El Pollo Loco Rolls Out ZAP Electric Vehicles for Local Deliveries

El Pollo Loco Rolls Out ZAP Electric Vehicles for Local DeliveriesEl Pollo Loco Rolls Out ZAP Electric Vehicles for Local DeliveriesBEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Jul 8, 2008 -- As gas prices hit record levels again across the nation this week, restaurant chain El Pollo Loco is driving its marketing efforts in a new way -- literally -- through the rollout of two electric delivery vehicles from ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB).

CNN: 5 Electric Cars You Can Buy Today

ZAP Xebra Electric SedanZAP Xebra Electric Sedan CNN did a round up of 5 electric cars that are available right now in the US. The five vehicles are an interesting selection, because if you look on the Internet it seems every car company has an electric car that they are already selling or that will come out over the next few years. So which is it? Are these the only five electric cars available right now? Or did CNN leave out a host of other vehicles?

Key Execs From Al Yousuf Group Visiting ZAP

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.
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