SOURCE: ZuumCraft, Inc.

September 18, 2008 14:41 ET

ZuumCraft, Inc. Launches ZuumQuest 2008 on September 19

ZuumCraft, Inc., Makers of the Zuumer™, Very-Light Electric Vehicle (VLEV), Promotes "Green" Personal Transportation on 600-Mile Coastal California Road Trip

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - ZuumCraft, Inc.™ today announced the start of ZuumQuest™ 2008, a trek of more than more than 600-miles, from San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to San Diego, on the Zuumer™ to promote "clean tech" vehicles and the environmental benefits of "green" personal transportation.

ZuumQuest 2008 (www.ZuumCraft.com/quest), beginning from 8:00 to Noon at the California Coastal Clean-Up in Ocean Beach Park (www.ParksConservancy.org), will travel through beach communities building excitement about environmentally sensitive personal transportation. TeamZuumer™ will meet with local personalities and notable organizations who promote sustainable transportation, such as the Electric Auto Association, Tesla Motors, Google, engineering groups at Cal Poly, and the Mayor of Santa Barbara.

Journey sponsors include CONNECT, a non-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship in the San Diego region, ExDrinks, America's Healthiest Energy Drinks, Mountain Valley Spring Water, America's premium bottled water, and environmentally sensitive Snacktrition®, creators of nutritionally enhanced health baked nuts and dried fruit mix. "We're excited to support ZuumQuest '08 because we share the philosophy of a positive, clean environment mixed with innovation and fun," said Mike Mellace, CEO of Snacktrition®. "We love the Zummer and chose to sponsor ZuumQuest because believe in this environmental message," said Breck Speed, CEO of Mountain Valley Spring Water.

"We are excited about ZuumQuest 2008's environmental mission. There are over 900 million car trips each day in the US, half of which are less than five miles. Using alternative electric vehicle transportation for many of these trips could reduce carbon emissions by millions of pounds per year and slow the rise in global warming," said ZuumCraft CEO William Lofft. He added, "ZuumQuest 2008 will be an exciting, fun event. If you see us on our journey, individuals with clean tech personal transportation vehicles are invited to join our trek to advocate electric vehicle use. You can follow ZuumQuest on the website."

About ZuumCraft, Inc. -- headquartered in San Diego, California, is an early stage company that designs, manufactures and markets three-wheeled, Very Light Electric Vehicles (VLEV's) to provide environmentally sensitive point-to-point personal transportation. Zuumer®Z-1000 is the flagship product powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries. The Zuumer is "Cool, Green, Fun"™, with patents pending on state-of the-art suspension and Lean2Steer® (L2S®) technology that provides the safety, comfort and 'fun factor' of the product.

About Snacktrition

Developed by snack food innovator Mellace Family Brands, Snacktrition offers great-tasting nut and dried fruit snacks that are fortified with valuable nutrients that adults and kids need as part of a balanced diet. The innovative line of natural, healthy snacks offer a terrific way to satisfy hunger while delivering some of the critical vitamins and nutrients a body needs. For more information, please visit www.snacktrition.com.

About Mountain Valley Spring Water

Mountain Valley Spring Water, bottled at the same protected source since 1871, is America's entry in the premium segment of the bottled water market. Breck Speed, CEO of Mountain Valley: "There is a strong and growing consumer preference towards quality spring water in recyclable glass as well as people who seek to buy local, domestically produced consumer products. The long history of Mountain Valley Water, our protected natural source, and the particular attributes of our nicely mineralized, high ph water, has attracted a loyal and growing consumer fan base."

"Zuumer(s)"; " Zuumer Z-1000"; TeamZuumer and "Cool, Fun, Green" are trademarks of ZuumCraft, Inc.

Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    ZuumCraft, Inc.
    Jim Scott
    1.888.ZUUMERS (988.6377) ext. 304
    Email Contact
    Note to editors: For more information about the ZUUMER®, or the company,
    then please visit WWW.ZUUMCRAFT.COM

    Snacktrition, an MF Brand
    Alex Anzalone
    [formula]
    1215 Cushman Avenue, Ste. 200
    San Diego, California 92110
    619 234 0345 Phone
    619 234 0360 Fax
    Email Contact
    www.formulaPR.com

    Mountain Valley Spring Water
    150 Central Avenue
    Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71902
    501-624-1635
    www.mountainvalleyspring.com

    CONNECT
    Joe Gram, Marketing Communication Coordinator
    8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, A124
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Email Contact
    858-964-1316
    www.connect.org