January 12, 2010 07:00 ET

ZAP Electric Vehicles Qualify for GSA Requisition

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) announced the inclusion of its vehicles on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 78, number GS-03F-0051W, expanding opportunities in the government fleet market.

ZAP's entire line of electric trucks and vans, along with its ATV, are now available through GSA and can be found on the "GSA Advantage!" online ordering website. These include the Zaptruck XL, Zapvan, and ZAP Dude ATV. Approval by GSA makes ZAP vehicles more readily accessible to U.S. government agencies and their respective purchasing agents around the world.

As the federal government's purchasing agent, GSA connects federal purchasers with the most cost-effective and high-quality commercial products and services, according to its website. The GSA Schedule procurement system provides streamlined access to specialized industry partners. Founded in 1949, GSA influences the management of $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles, based on recent reports.

Over the past year the company has been supplying its Zaptruck XL to multiple federal and state agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Military. GSA qualification expedites the acquisition process and is an endorsement that would facilitate sale of ZAP's vehicles to government agencies, enhance market visibility and market access.

About ZAP

ZAP is one of the world's oldest electric vehicle providers, having delivered over 117,000 of a broad range of vehicles to more than 75 countries since 1994. The Santa Rosa, California based company supplies some of the only electric city-speed cars and trucks in production today and is leveraging its accrued technology know-how in developing a cost effective high-speed electric car called the ZAP Alias. For further information visit

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