January 08, 2007 13:36 ET

ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) Strikes a Deal With Victory Multimedia for the Recharge-It-All Battery Line

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), a leader in renewable energy innovation, announced today that it has struck a deal with Victory Multimedia for distribution services of its new Recharge-It-All battery line for mobile electronic devices and laptop computers. These new products power and charge cell phones, smart phones, digital cameras, MP3/iPods, portable games and more.

Victory will provide entry into large distribution customers like Ingram Micro. ZAP expects its renewable energy line to be available in the Ingram Micro channel from Victory Multimedia in early January.

ZAP's new Recharge-It-All Battery for Laptop Computers is a big part of the new deal with Victory Multimedia. The 49-watt battery will power or charge a laptop computer for up to 8 hours. "At about $140 suggested retail price, every business traveler will want one," says Randy Freedman from Victory Multimedia. "I'm personally tired of traveling with three or more AC adaptors when I go on a trip." The M48 from ZAP has a USB out for powering other low power mobile electronic devices as well as a laptop.

"We really like Victory Multimedia's commitment to its vendors and customers," says Melissa Brandao, Director of Power Systems at ZAP. "Victory Multimedia made it seamless for ZAP to tap into the technology channel through Ingram Micro."

ZAP makes Portable Energy called iZAP, designed specifically for the iPod line. Victory will carry the iZAP RO8-IV for the iPod video. This stylish battery will power the 30G or 60G multimedia players in video mode for up to 10 hours.

ZAP is attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January where they will showcase its new Recharge-It-All battery line for 2007. Find the ZAP booth at the Sands Convention Center #73039.

iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

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. ZAP has begun to market its Portable Energy Products that manage power for mobile electronic devices like cell phones, PDA, MP3/iPod, laptop computer, digital cameras and more. Look for them at your local retailer of high tech products in January 07. For more information, visit

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