December 26, 2006 08:30 ET

ZAP Electric Car Debuts at The San Diego International Auto Show Dec. 27-31

Electra-City Motors Is ZAP's San Diego-Area Dealership for XEBRA 100 Percent Electric Vehicles; Test-Drives Available to Media by Appointment

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 26, 2006 -- Advanced Technology Vehicle company ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) presents the XEBRA Sedan and XEBRA PK Truck at The San Diego International Auto Show, December 27 to 31 at the San Diego Convention Center. The XEBRA Sedan seats up to 4 for about $10,000. The XEBRA PK Truck has a 500 lb payload and a convenient tilt-up cargo bed. Both XEBRA models are 100 percent electric and produce zero emissions.

"We want to give people alternatives to gas-guzzlers," says Joseph Gottlieb, the owner of Escondido-based Electra-City Motors ( "Those living in San Diego and surrounding areas can see and feel how bad things get with smog, and we want to let people know that electric cars are not dead." Gottlieb says electric cars are a great solution for many people. XEBRA models travel up to 40 miles per charge at a top speed of up to 40 miles per hour.

ZAP is one of the only manufacturers producing affordable, street-legal, electric cars and Electra-City Motors is its only dealership in the San Diego area. "The response we have received after opening an all-electric car dealership in the San Diego area has been phenomenal. People have come from all around to see the cars and congratulate us on offering vehicles that not only help reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also our dependency on foreign oil," says Gottlieb.

"The electric car concept is not only cool, but also cost-effective and eco-friendly, and ZAP actually has the only one available right now for an affordable price," says the CEO of ZAP Steve Schneider. "We are signing up dealers throughout the country, and our network has been constantly growing."

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. 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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