September 10, 2008 11:16 ET

ZAP Debuts New Recharge-It-All for Powering iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm and Other Mobile Electronics

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Alternative energy pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) unveiled its new Recharge-It-All mobile power storage unit, the R03 Micro Lithium Backup Charger, so you can have power anywhere you go for a cell phone, iPod, iPhone or other low-powered electronic device.

The R03 charger is small enough to fit easily into a pocket or purse. It works with most popular cell and smart phone models including iPhone, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia and LG. With four different connectors included, the R03 is compatible with 80 percent of the mobile phone market. It will also power USB charged devices like the iPod, BlackBerry and Palm Pilot.

"Recharge-It-All is a must for business travelers, especially if you want to avoid the 'Black Screen of Death,'" said ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. "Anyone who uses an iPhone, BlackBerry or similar device knows what I am talking about because if you run out of power it could literally mean you are out of business. I've used Recharge-It-All on business trips and never have to worry about running out of power."

Recharge-It-All is the only platform that does recharge it all, because unlike power systems that are designed for a specific model of mobile phone, the R03 can recharge or power a variety of mobile phones, not a specific type. More than just a battery, Recharge-It-All combines advanced battery storage with smart charge controller technology that can sense and adapt to a range of different voltages required by your favorite electronic devices. It includes a range of connectors that let you plug into virtually any electronic device. Once charged it becomes a remote power source that goes wherever you go.

On your next business trip or vacation, leave your other charge adapters behind and take a Recharge-It-All battery. The R03 Lithium Pocket Charger features 1050 MHA lithium with USB output of 5 volts. The charger retails for $19.99, a selling price point that is perfect for mass-market retailers.

ZAP invested in the creation of the Portable Energy line in 2005 to explore synergies between the consumer electronics and electric car markets. The company is currently testing similar batteries that allow its electric cars to travel more than four times farther than conventional lead acid batteries.

About ZAP

ZAP has been a leader in electric transportation since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. Currently, ZAP manufactures a line of electric vehicles, including electric bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, ATVs, as well as city-cars and trucks. ZAP sells one of the only city-cars and trucks in production today and is developing a high-performance electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias. The Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based Al Yousuf Group to expand its international vehicle distribution. For product, dealer, and investor information, visit

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