November 17, 2006 08:30 ET

Actor Ed Asner Kicks Off ZAP's Million Tree Challenge

SF Auto Show Opens With Electric Cars and Campaign to Reduce Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 17, 2006 --Actor Ed Asner will take center stage at the San Francisco Auto Show this Saturday to launch ZAP's (OTCBB: ZAAP) international campaign to plant one million trees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Asner currently plays "Mr. White" on the hit television show "Studio 60" and has won 7 Emmy Awards and 5 Golden Globes. He was President of the Screen Actors Guild.

Bay Area electric car pioneer ZAP, Friends of The Urban Forest (FUF) and the City of San Francisco are teaming up to encourage all Corporations and citizens to plant trees in San Francisco. Trees donated by ZAP will be planted throughout the day.

WHAT:    Ed Asner speech on the damaging impact of Greenhouse Emissions.
         Kick off of ZAP’s "Clean Air Corporate Challenge." Premiere of
         ZAP cars including the XEBRA XERO electric car. Planting of trees
         in partnership with Friends of the Urban Forest.

WHO:     Actor, Edward Asner, ZAP CEO and Chairman, China automotive
         pioneer Shandong Jindalu, SF non-profit Friends of the Urban

WHY:     To launch the world’s strongest international campaign to
         reduce greenhouse emissions.

WHEN:    Saturday, November 18, See schedule below.
         --  9:30 AM - Planting of the ceremonial "sister tree"
             China-US Friendship Tree. As part of the FUF’s 25th Avenue
             tree-planting project.
         --  NOON - Actor Edward Asner speaks at ZAP booth in Moscone

WHERE:   Tree-planting at 849 – 25th Ave, Cross Street is Cabrillo at the
         North side of Golden Gate Park.
         The San Francisco International Auto Show at Moscone Center.

VISUALS: Announcement by Actor Edward Asner. The planting of the
         "sister tree" by ZAP and its Chinese partner Shandong Jindalu
         representative. The new ZAP micro electric city truck on the
         streets of San Francisco.

Media encouraged to test drive ZAP Electric cars. Call for Appt!

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