Alternatives

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.

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?

Camera Phone Pix of Gas Prices

June Gas Prices in the SF Bay AreaJune Gas Prices in the SF Bay Area This is a real camera phone picture sent to us yesterday by a friend of ZAP here in the San Francisco Bay Area. People are really hurting from rising gasoline prices. But if you are in the USA, consider yourself lucky. A gentleman from Ireland called last month inquiring about ZAP vehicles and reminded me that people in Europe are paying much more for gasoline relative to the United States. After we finished converting pounds to dollars and liters to gallons, I started understanding what he means. Below is a recent summary of the highest gas prices in the world and the USA is no where near the top: Highest Gas Prices Ranked by Country

Forbes Magazine: Who is a winner with $4-a-gallon gas?

Needed: A Plug-In HummerNeeded: A Plug-In HummerWho's getting rich off $4-a-gallon gas--and who's feeling the pain? This is a question that Forbes Magazine asked in their Special Investment Guide Issue that hit newstands this June. The article "Needed: A Plug-In Hummer" is an entertaining, yet serious look at the repurcussions of high gas prices. You know times are changing when Forbes gives a nod to the smaller, indpendent car companies like ZAP. The article shows a computer model of the ZAP Alias, an electric sports car being developed by ZAP, and taps ZAP as one of the WINNERS, saying the vehicles "...are looking sexier with every uptick in gas prices." Other winners? Plug-in hybrid kit makers. Losers?

Al Yousuf to Acquire 50 Percent Interest in ZAP Recharge-It-All Battery Line

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.
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