March 14, 2007 10:00 ET

New Electric Car Battery Available for ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) XEBRA Truck

SANTA ROSA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 -- Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) is offering a new electric car battery that can extend the range of its XEBRA Truck by as much as 40 percent. The new batteries are now in stock at ZAP and can be purchased through your local ZAP dealer.

Officials from ZAP are saying the new batteries are a reasonably priced solution to provide more range for its XEBRA customers. The sealed, maintenance-free, lead-acid battery was specifically designed by a battery OEM for the XEBRA truck. The batteries are not yet available for the XEBRA Sedan. ZAP says a set of batteries will sell for about $1,200.

ZAP has been researching new battery technologies for its electric vehicle developments. In January, ZAP announced that it was testing a new battery management system from a Danish technology partner that can improve the performance and safety of lithium batteries.

ZAP has also been exploring other ways to give its customers more range. Last week, ZAP announced that its solar option for the XEBRA was now available for the truck as well as for the sedan which can help extend the life of the batteries and can even provide a few miles of free electric car driving if parked for several hours in the sun.

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 recharge-it-all technology that provides power for mobile electronics, including cell phones, digital recorders and laptops. For more product, dealer and investor information, visit

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