ZENN Motor Company
TSX VENTURE : ZNN
October 04, 2007 22:52 ET
Zenn Electrifies Star Studded Sea Shepherd Society Charity Benefit in Santa Monica, California October 13th, 2007
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2007) - ZENN Motor Company (TSX VENTURE:ZNN) is pleased to announce that one of its all-electric ZENN (zero emission, no noise) cars will be auctioned off as part of the public auction to be held on the beach in Santa Monica, California the evening of October 13th commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was founded by Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace. Sea Shepherd's mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
The co-chairs and co-hosts of the Sea Shepherd Charity Benefit, "Breaking The Ice", are Pierce Brosnan and Mick Jagger. Expected to be in attendance are Sea Shepherd supporters Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom, Uma Thurman Gerard Butler, Esai Morales, Edward Norton, Martin Sheen, Jeff Skoll, and Peter Beard. Chris Kattan will emcee the event. A major musical group will perform, and The Red Hot Chile Peppers will be presented with a "Rock the Boat" supporter award. The ZENN car will be present at the top of the blue carpet, and will be autographed by arriving guests, and then will be auctioned off to the highest bidder!
Ian Clifford, ZENN CEO and founder met Captain Paul Watson at IdeaCity (a meeting of innovative thinkers held annually in Toronto) in the spring of 2007. Clifford explains his commitment to the organization, "ZENN shares the goal of Captain Paul Watson and the SSCS for an ecologically responsible world. The fight to save life in the oceans and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of clean transportation is closely linked. We are proud to support Sea Shepherd in any way that we can."
The ZENN is a fully equipped, neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) with a range of up to 35 miles that recharges using a standard 120 volt electric outlet in as little as four hours. The cost of operating a ZENN is just two cents per mile (fuel efficiency is equivalent to 245 miles per gallon) and the cars are typically very inexpensive to insure. Retail prices start at under $13,000.
ABOUT ZENN MOTOR COMPANY
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ZENN Motor Company is dedicated to producing zero emission transportation solutions for global markets, including the revolutionary ZENN, the perfect vehicle for urban commuters, fleets (such as resorts, gated communities, airports, college and business campuses, municipalities, parks and more), the environmentally conscious driver, and consumers who just want to save money. The ZENN is sold through a growing network of retailers across the United States.
The ZENN is a fully electric low speed vehicle (LSV) with European styling and appointments that offers customers tremendous operational cost savings compared to a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. Recently named Best Urban Vehicle at the Michelin Bibendum Challenge, ZENN performed exceptionally well in all categories including excellent overall design, acceleration, braking, lowest power consumption and lowest noise level.
The potential commercialization of the Electrical Energy Storage Units being developed by ZENN Motor Company's strategic partner, EEStor Inc., in future ZENN vehicles will allow them to go as far and as fast as a traditional car at a fraction of the cost. Moreover, the ZENN electric vehicles will potentially have all of the benefits of an internal combustion vehicle without the harmful emissions, sensitivity to escalating gas prices, or noise pollution. This environmentally friendly alternative will help make the widespread concerns about oil dependency a thing of the past.