ZENN Motor Company

ZENN Motor Company

September 16, 2008 10:19 ET

The ZENN Will Make Its Canadian Debut on Saturday, October 4th, 2008 in Saint-Jerome, Quebec

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - ZENN Motor Company Inc. ("ZMC" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:ZNN) is pleased to announce the Canadian debut of its all-electric ZENN in the province of Quebec. Following the announcement by Transport Minister Julie Boulet of a three year province-wide pilot project enabling the sale of low-speed vehicles (LSVs), ZMC has obtained a Retailer license to enable direct customer sales from its factory in Saint-Jerome, Quebec.

To celebrate its Canadian debut, ZENN Motor Company is hosting a launch event for the made-in-Quebec, zero-emission, no-noise ZENN at its Saint-Jerome manufacturing facility on Saturday, October 4th. All prospective consumers who signed up for ZMC's waiting list via its website will be invited to test drive the ZENN, meet ZMC officials and enjoy the momentous event of bringing the first commercial electric low-speed vehicles to the Canadian market. This launch event will mark the first day of sales operations and the Company will be taking orders and deposits on a first-come, first-served basis for the first ZENN deliveries in Canada.

"The all-electric ZENN is proudly manufactured in Quebec and it is certainly fitting that its Canadian debut is in this highly progressive province that is committed to supporting zero emission transportation solutions," stated Ian Clifford, CEO of ZENN Motor Company. "This represents an exciting milestone for ZMC as this is the first time we can actively market our vehicle at home where the car is produced."

ZENN Motor Company plans to market the ZENN through a unique factory-direct approach. Retail operations for ZENN Motor Company will be based in Saint-Jerome and will offer customers the opportunity to not only see first-hand how their new vehicle will be constructed, but to also meet the people who will be building their ZENN.

The ZENN is a fully featured all-electric low-speed vehicle that offers consumers a guilt-free driving experience. The ZENN represents everything good about personal transportation: it's stylish, fun and socially responsible. The ZENN cruises at a federally regulated top speed of 40 km/h and can travel on roads with posted speed limits of 50 km/h. Featuring generous seating for two plus 13 cubic feet of storage, the ZENN is perfect for those short local trips to pick up groceries, drop off dry cleaning or rent a movie The ZENN provides a range of 50-80 kilometres per charge and 'topping up the tank' is as easy as plugging in your cell phone. The cost of driving a ZENN is less than 2 cents per kilometre and as little as four hours of charging will provide 80% capacity from a completely 'empty'tank'. The ZENN has a retail price in Quebec of $16,900.

The ZENN will be officially launched at the Company's manufacturing facility at 921 Chemin de la Riviere du Nord, in Saint-Jerome, on Saturday, October 4th at 11:00am. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will commence promptly at 11:30am and interested consumers who would like to attend and test drive a ZENN are asked to register by clicking on the following link:


For members of the press who wish to coordinate an extended test drive and interview with senior ZMC officials, during the morning prior to the press event please contact Catherine Scrimgeour at (416) 535-8395 x 201.



ZENN Motor Company, Toronto, Canada, is dedicated to being the global leader in zero emission transportation solutions for markets around the world. Driven by quality, ingenuity, and a philosophy of social responsibility, the ZMC team is redefining what is possible in both urban and business fleet transportation.

The ZENN™ (Zero Emission No Noise) provides a complete, no-compromise transportation solution for environmentally conscious drivers who want to dramatically reduce their operating costs, and free themselves from dependence on oil. The current ZENN low speed vehicle is perfect for urban commuters and commercial fleets such as resorts, gated communities, airports, college and business campuses, municipalities, and parks. The current ZENN is sold through a growing network of retailers across the United States and factory-direct in Quebec, Canada.

The planned commercialization of the ultra capacitor being developed by ZENN Motor Company's strategic partner, EEStor Inc. for future ZENN vehicles will enable ZMC vehicles to travel at greater speeds and distances, just like a traditional car but at a fraction of the cost and with zero emissions!

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