April 11, 2007 09:30 ET

Electric Cars Only -- ZAP Holds Indoor Test Drive

Electric Car Test-Drive Event at Material Research Society Meeting Inside San Francisco's Moscone Center, April 9-13

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Officials at ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) believe this may be another first for the auto industry: holding an automotive test-drive event inside The Moscone Center, possible only through the use of a zero-emission electric car.

ZAP's test drive for its XEBRA electric car and truck as well as its ZAPPY3 electric personal transporters are part of the spring meeting for the Material Research Society, April 9-13 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.

ZAP recently launched a line of electric cars and trucks called the XEBRA through a strategic partnership with a Chinese automaker for about $10,000. ZAP calls the XEBRA sedan and truck "city-cars," an electric car design for inner city and short-circuit driving up to 40 MPH. Able to plug into any standard electrical outlet, the XEBRA was designed to quickly and affordably fill the need for all-electric cars and trucks brought on by recent high gas prices.

Materials Science and Engineering encompasses the study of the structure and properties of any material, as well as using this body of knowledge to create new materials and tailoring the properties of a material for specific uses. The Materials Research Society ( was founded in 1973 to advance the cause of interdisciplinary research, focused symposia and greater interaction among researchers. Today, MRS has over 14,000 members in the field of materials science.

The Materials Research Society spring meeting includes 36 symposia highlighting advances in microelectronic device processing and fabrication; materials research for photonics, electronics and magnetics, and sensors, polymeric, hybrid, and biological materials; and nanoscale materials, properties, and applications. To complement the scientific sessions, tutorials will provide a detailed introduction to particularly exciting areas of research, and the Equipment Exhibit will showcase products of interest to the materials community.

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. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP is developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. The Company recently launched a new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics, like cell phones and laptops. For more product, dealer and investor information, visit

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