October 13, 2006 08:30 ET Surpasses Two Million Hits and Counting in October

ZAP Unveils New Website With New Tools and up to Date Information Under Same URL Today, October 13

SANTA ROSA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- Logging more than 2 million hits in the first part of October and more than 9 million during September, ZAP (NYSE Arca: ZP) is celebrating its 12th anniversary by launching a new website today, October 13, to expand its reach on the Internet. The new website is under the same URL

ZAP has worked with several specialized companies to develop the new website, changing the layout now with a flash intro, implementing software that allows faster editing and translations to several languages, making the shopping system more efficient and allowing visitors to become members. Customers instantly track orders, make wish lists and return to browse with the same login. ZAP says it has set up these strategic partnerships to provide easier navigation, up to date information and more efficiency to those who visit

"ZAP sees the Internet as a powerful tool to position the company as a strong and advanced energy transportation company in the global marketplace," says ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. "The new website helps us offer more personalized and quicker service to people that have even more access to Internet and e-commerce today, and we want to build on the growing relevance of Internet."

According to a recent report from Pew Internet & American Life Project, 73 percent of respondents of the survey or 147 million adults are Internet users, and the number of people who said the Internet has improved their ability to shop has doubled from 16 to 32 percent since March 2001.

One of the first companies in the world to launch online sales for its products, ZAP currently features the only and affordable all electric city car available in the market today. The XEBRA, which comes in two models, a sedan and pickup truck, plugs into any standard socket and has 90 percent less emissions than regular gasoline cars.

About ZAP

ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering nearly 100,000 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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