October 31, 2006 08:30 ET

ZAP Showcases Largest Line-Up of Electric Transportation at San Francisco International Auto Show, November 18-26

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Over 400,000 visitors who attend the San Francisco International Auto Show November 18-26 will have the opportunity to see the largest display of commercially available electric transportation in the world at the exhibit for local transportation pioneer ZAP (NYSE Arca: ZP).

ZAP's exhibit, booth number 1035, will debut its electric car at this year's San Francisco International Auto Show. For the first time, the public can sign up to test drive and purchase ZAP's new XEBRA PK truck or XEBRA Sedan, a 100 percent plug-in car for less than $10,000. There will also be an array of personal electric transportation, from three-wheeled people movers, to motorbikes, dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. ZAP CEO Steve Schneider says there will even be some new surprise vehicles designed to meet today's need for gas-free alternatives.

"With its long tradition in advocating electric drive technologies, ZAP is one of the only places in the world where today you can go to buy a gas-free electric vehicle," said Schneider. "More and more electric vehicle concepts, prototypes and expensive custom models are appearing on the market, but ZAP has the largest selection of affordable electric transportation in the world."

Schneider says that both rising energy costs and concerns over the environment are pressuring consumers to look for more alternatives. An electric car like the XEBRA can cost one-third to fuel versus a gasoline car. Electricity is also more than 90 percent less polluting than gasoline, including the emissions from power plants.

ZAP will also have a "Scooter Zone" set up for test-driving of the ZAPPY3 electric scooter. The 3-wheeled ZAPPY3 has been critically acclaimed for its maneuverability and stability over similar electric vehicles and ZAP has expanded its line with three new, improved versions. ZAP will also have its off-road all-electric vehicles on display including the new MUD-E dirt bike, BUZZZ ATV and underwater ZAP SEASCOOTER®.

The San Francisco International Auto Show runs from November 18-26 at The Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. ZAP will make vehicles available for news stories in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ticket prices for the show are $8.00. Kids under 12 are free. For show times and ticket information, visit For information and test rides on the XEBRA, visit

About ZAP

ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 90,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. ZAP is at the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, alcohol, hybrid and other innovative power systems. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that relate to future plans or projected results of ZAP are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the PSLRA, and all such statements fall under the "safe harbor" provisions of the PSLRA. ZAP's actual results may vary materially from those described in any "forward-looking statement" due to, among other possible reasons, the continued acceptance of ZAP's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, ZAP's dependence on third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and the realization of any of the other risks described in ZAP's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB, or in any of ZAP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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