February 19, 2008 13:33 ET

Top 10 Energy Stock List Picks Electric Car Maker ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP)

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - Energy Tech Stocks ( named ZAP #1 in a special feature of "10 Companies That Appear to Have a Chance to Hit It Big."

ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) has grabbed global headlines in the past few months with its work in electric cars; such popular media as Popular Mechanics, Motor Trend, Automotive News Europe, Wired Magazine, NBC Network News, ABC Network News, The Daily Telegraph, Edmunds, AOL News and countless others.

"Just as important to a company like ZAP," writes Energy Tech Stocks, "experts think the electric vehicle market will be open to small and large companies alike. Indeed, there are more than 30 companies, many of them private firms, presently developing electric vehicles, any of which may one day be in people's garages.

"ZAP seems to be building momentum. It's adding to its dealer network in the U.S., which presently stands at a little over 50 but could, if the company meets its goal, hit 100 by the end of the year. In addition, the company has a joint venture agreement with China Youngman Automotive Group under which it hopes to introduce highway capable electric and hybrid vehicles under the revived 'Detroit Electric' brand name." was established to report on the ongoing revolution caused by the rapidly rising demand for energy. Its staff is made up of accredited authors, industry experts and journalists with experience working for The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, CBS television and CBS Marketwatch and The New York Times.

About ZAP

ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 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 has a joint venture called Detroit Electric to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles with Youngman Automotive Group, one of China's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks. Detroit Electric is developing a freeway capable electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias in collaboration with Lotus Engineering. ZAP is also developing a new generation of vehicles using advanced nanotech batteries with Advanced Battery Technologies. The Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based Al Yousuf Group to expand its international vehicle distribution. ZAP also makes an innovative, new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics from cell phones to laptops. For product, dealer and investor information, visit

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