February 11, 2009 13:18 ET

ZAP to Preview Alias Electric Car at Dealer Training

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Prospective electric car dealers for ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) will be among the first to see a running Alias prototype at its headquarters on February 20 during a monthly sales and service training.

The ZAP Alias is a 100% plug-in 2-seater that is the next evolution for the 14-year industry pioneer. ZAP's goal with the Alias is an affordable electric car alternative capable of freeway driving for a distance of 100 miles per charge. ZAP is preparing to offer the Alias through its national dealer network with a limited number of Signature Series handcrafted roadsters expected later this year. ZAP is negotiating with parts suppliers on production but has indicated that the Alias can be priced under $35,000. ZAP says dealers will also learn about new legislation that provides a tax credit for vehicles like the 100% plug-in Alias.

ZAP is marketing its lineup of 100% plug-in vehicles through a national network of authorized sales and service centers. The Santa Rosa, California Company holds monthly sales and service training for its existing dealers and staff. Prospective dealers and entrepreneurs evaluating the business opportunity are invited as ZAP spends a full day discussing the market, the vehicles and the Company. Training includes a technical course for electric car mechanics.

ZAP's lineup includes city-speed electric cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and bicycles. ZAP is focused on marketing affordable electric vehicle alternatives to early adopters as well as government, corporate and small business fleets. A leader in electric transportation since 1994, ZAP has delivered over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. For product, dealer and investor information, visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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