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ZAP Jonway Appoints 20-Year Chinese Automotive Veteran Zhang Da Qi as General Manager of Jonway Auto/Operations and Sales

November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

FAW Sales Veteran Strengthens Strategic International Sales Efforts

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZAP Jonway (OTCBB:ZAAP.OB – News), a designer and manufacturer of gasoline and new energy electric vehicles (EVs), appointed Zhang Da Qi as General Manager of Jonway Auto/Operations and Sales. In this role, he will focus on strengthening the company’s marketing and sales organization and its supporting operations. Mr. Zhang reports directly to co-Chief Executive Officer, Wang “Alex” Gang.

Alex Wang, co-Chief Executive Officer of ZAP Jonway, stated: “Zhang brings over 20 years of automotive management experience. He spent fifteen years, working with general manager responsibilities, in one of the automotive divisions of First Auto Works (FAW), ranked third largest in China. He has a proven track record in building up a strong sales team that delivered several tens of thousands of vehicles per year. He also led the sales team during the formative years at Zotye Auto, a private automobile company based in Hangzhou, where he was instrumental in building up sales from scratch in a short couple of years’ time and delivered over 30,000 vehicles per year.”

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Celebrating its 17th Anniversary, ZAP Jonway Positions Itself for Future

September 23, 2011 6 comments

SANTA ROSA, California (September 23, 2011) – Today electric vehicle pioneer ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP) celebrates its 17th Anniversary in the industry. ZAP’s majority acquisition of Chinese automobile manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd. earlier this year (which resulted in the corporation formally doing business as ZAP Jonway), the additions of several new executives, and other structural changes have the company freshly focused in a new direction and prepared for future growth.

Engineering & High-Quality, Volume Manufacturing

The acquisition of Zhejiang Jonway Automobile in January was the first in a series of major positive structural changes for ZAP Jonway, including new management, new vehicles, new technologies, streamlining US operations, and a new overall direction.

Log for ZAP Jonway“We couldn’t be more pleased with all the beneficial changes we’ve made in the last nine months,” says Alex Wang, Co-CEO of ZAP Jonway. “Now that Jonway and ZAP are operating as one entity, we can leverage the expertise of our Californian sales, marketing and engineering teams, and combine it with the high-quality, volume manufacturing of our China manufacturing facility, making us uniquely poised to become the market leader in practical commercial and consumer electric vehicles.” Read more…

ZAP Jonway Appoints Tony Nie, Formerly of Lotus Engineering, as Vice President of Strategic Business Development

June 1, 2011 1 comment

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP Jonway (OTC BB:ZAAP.obNews) appointed To

ny (Tianxin) Nie as Vice President of Strategic Business Development overseeing strategic partnerships and key client relationships in China and Asia, as well as General Manager of ZAP Hangzhou Joint Venture, which will be the electric vehicle technical center for ZAP Jonway in China.

Portrait of Tony (Tianxin) Nie, Vice President of Business Development for ZAP Jonway

Tony (Tianxin) Nie

Mr. Nie was formerly Director of Sales & Marketing of Lotus in China as well as Lotus Engineering’s leader and founding member for China. He has been with Lotus since 2005, overseeing business development, sales, engineering developments, marketing and public relations in China. A citizen of the People’s Republic of China, he earned a Masters Degree in International Marketing Management from Leeds University Business School in 2003 and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beijing Textile Engineering University in 1994.

Responsible for establishing Lotus Engineering in China, Mr. Nie worked on a number of technology projects and engineering designs, including hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs) with range extensions, as well as pure EV designs. He has managed more than 20 different chassis design projects; three engine projects, an

d 15 technology engineering projects. This involved a broad range of products and projects in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies, whole vehicle designs, power-train designs, chassis engineering, energy flow management strategies, vehicle control technologies and vehicle testing processes.

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Thankz to Luther Burbank School for the Visit

Visit to ZAP Jonway from Ms. Crapeau's 5th Grade Class from Luther Burbank School, Santa Rosa, California

Thanks to Ms. Crapeau's 5th Grade Class from Luther Burbank School, Santa Rosa, California for visiting ZAP

Steve Schneider Listed Among Green Technology Leaders of North Bay

March 24, 2011 1 comment

Congratulations to ZAP Jonway Co-CEO Steve Schneider for being listed in the North Bay Business Journal’s list of 46 leaders in the Green Technology business community. Published in the March 21 issue of the North Bay Business Journal, the report highlights 46 North Bay professionals in various fields who have been leading development and implementation of environmentally sustainable technologies, such as solar electric and geothermal energy, erosion control for better stream water quality and energy-efficient construction.

Steve Schneider, Co-CEO of ZAP Jonway

ZAP Jonway Co-CEO Steve Schneider

Other notable inclusions to the list, to name just a few, are Mike Benziger of Benziger Family Winery, Grant Davis of the Sonoma County Water Agency, Greg Fowler of Constellation Wines, Ann Hancock of the Climate Protection Campaign, John Kennedy of Autodesk, and John Schaeffer of Real Goods Solar.

Schneider said his interest in electric cars and green technologies started at an early age.  When he was very young, his parents moved the family away from the hectic urban-lifestyle of New York to raise their children on the undeveloped island nation of Roatan off the coast of Honduras. Schneider said he was literally cut off from civilization, with no running water, no electricity, no television, no radio, no roads and no cars.  It helped him develop an appreciation for the environment which he still carries to this day. Ironically, his father was the first person to introduce a motor vehicle to Roatan, a moment Schneider remembers fondly and one that apparently made an indelible impression upon him throughout his career.  After moving back to the United States, Schneider’s first job was working at an auto dealership at the age of 17.

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ZAP Jonway Adds to Finance Team, Leo Shan as Deputy CFO of Jonway Auto

March 11, 2011 7 comments

SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electric car pioneer ZAP Jonway (OTC BB:ZAAP.ob – News) and its majority owned subsidiary Jonway Automobile added another member to its finance team following the appointment of Benjamin Zhu as Chief Financial Officer last week. Leo Shan Yongqiang has joined as Deputy CFO effective March 1, 2011 and will assume responsibility of Jonway Automobile in China as part of Benjamin Zhu’s global finance team.

Since 2008, Leo Shan was deputy finance director for Chery Automobile, a leading maker of passenger cars in China. He was also CFO for Chery’s international joint ventures, overseeing finances for Chery’s overseas subsidiaries, including investments in Russia, Brazil, Uruguay, Malaysia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Iran. Prior to this he was finance controller in China from 2006 to 2008 for German publisher Wolters Kluer Information & Technology Co., a leading global information services and publishing company. He also served as Senior Auditor from 2003 to 2006 at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Beijing.

“Leo Shan comes with extensive international finance experience and will be helping us manage our international global partnerships and expansions in joint ventures with companies in many countries around the world,” said Mr. Zhu.

“Benjamin Zhu and Leo Shan strengthen the executive finance management team of ZAP Jonway and bring in-depth knowledge of the automobile space as well as broad international market relationships,” said Dr. Priscilla Lu, Chairwoman of ZAP Jonway.

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 ZAP’s products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, ZAP’s dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in the ZAP’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

ZAP Jonway USA
Alex Campbell, +1-707-525-8658 ext. 241
acampbell@zapworld.com
or
ZAP Jonway China
Jessica Gao, +86 13511038395
juan.gao@zapworld.com

ZAP Jonway Appoints New CFO, Benjamin Zhu Li Dong, Former Deputy CFO of Beijing Auto, Foton

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board:ZAAP.obNews), headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, and its majority owned subsidiary Jonway Automobile, are pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Zhu (Zhu Li Dong) as the Chief Financial Officer of ZAP and Jonway Automobile. Benjamin Zhu joins ZAP and Jonway Automobile March 1st, 2011.  William Hartman, current CFO of ZAP will complete the year-end 2010 audits and the consolidated report of ZAP and Jonway Automobile for 1Q2011, while Benjamin Zhu and his team take over 2Q2011.

ZAP CFO William Hartman

William Hartman was CFO of ZAP for 10 years and will stay on as financial controller for ZAP USA.

Since 2009 Benjamin Zhu has served as deputy CFO of Beijing Auto, Foton, one of the largest automobile companies in China, with reported yearly sales volumes of over 700,000 units. He led the group’s operational finance, cost control and overseas partnerships and investments. Prior to this, he served as CFO of Ready Medicine Group, one of the largest medicine distribution and retailing companies with revenues of over 6 billion RMB. As CFO he led mergers and acquisitions and oversaw the IPO of the company in the United States in 2008.  He was also the CFO of Chery Auto Group, China’s largest passenger car automaker with reported sales volume of over 680,000 passenger sedans annually. From 2007 to 2008, as CFO he led the IPO of Chery Automobile in China. Prior to this, Mr. Zhu was Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche and then at Price Waterhouse Coopers for nine consecutive years.

“We welcome Benjamin Zhu as Chief Financial Officer of ZAP Jonway,” said Dr. Priscilla Lu, Chairman of ZAP Jonway and General Partner of Cathaya Capital.  “We are bringing a new team of management executives on board to lead the growth of the new, combined ZAP Jonway.  Mr. Zhu brings to our company tier one Chinese automobile finance management experience. His extensive international experience will help reinforce our financial growth, and his strong auditor background will help exert the required discipline in financial control, leveraging the knowledge from when he was audit manager at Deloitte and Price Waterhouse.”

“Mr. Zhu’s international finance management experience will help bridge the gap between China and our international team,” said Steve Schneider, Co-CEO of ZAP Jonway. “This is the beginning of an extensive realignment of our management team. While this realignment may be challenging in the short term, it is necessary for the long-term success of our company. Our new company with its new Jonway Automobile revenue base and growth targets requires a new set of leadership to transform ZAP from being technology innovators to world class manufacturers. With Jonway Automobile as part of our ZAP family, and reinforced by executives of top tier caliber like Benjamin Zhu, we can move forward with confidence to grow our business. We are pleased and proud to have him on board.”

“We are pleased and excited to have Benjamin Zhu join our team,” said Alex Wang, Co-CEO of ZAP. “Jonway Automobile is entering the next stage of growth both on the technology front with electric vehicles, as well as entry into international markets.  Benjamin Zhu with his strong financial background and global experience will be a vital leader in our team during this growth stage.”

William Hartman, current CFO of ZAP will be supporting this transition through the second quarter of 2011, while Benjamin Zhu and his team take over the financial management for the entire combined company starting in the second quarter. Mr. Hartman will remain as the Corporate Secretary of the Company and operate as financial controller within Benjamin Zhu’s team for ZAP USA.

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 ZAP’s products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, ZAP’s dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in ZAP’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Documentary “What is the Electric Car?” Santa Rosa Showing Feb. 17

February 8, 2011 5 comments

UPDATE: Hear Scott duPont being interviewed on Santa Rosa’s News/Talk Radio KSRO 1350 AM - Click Here

Film Answers that Question as Electric Cars Start Arriving in California Showrooms

"What is the Electric Car?" LogoJust as 100% Electric cars start arriving in Northern California showrooms, a timely documentary film “What is the Electric Car?” will have its Santa Rosa Premiere on Thursday, February 17th. The film will screen at 7pm at Summerfield Cinemas.

The movie runs 75 minutes and several of the “star cars” from the film will be in attendance! Several cast members will also be on hand after the film including Santa Rosa resident Ginny Medeiros along with a few of the producers who will do a short Q & A after the special screening. Santa Rosa is the 8th tour stop of the popular film which is touring the country as the producers hope to educate current drivers and dispel common “myths” and misconceptions about electric cars to those including students already driving and to those getting their driver’s license for the 1st time.

The film answers the many questions millions have about the new electric cars. This timely feature film contains insightful interviews with key manufacturers, vendors, drivers & pioneers in the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry predicted to explode over the next 12 months and create thousands of jobs as new cars like the Chevy VOLT and Nissan Leaf join the ZAP EVs arriving in California showrooms this month. Viewers will likely consider these new EVs (which plug into a 110 outlet & don’t use a drop of gasoline or oil), before purchasing their next car. Warren Buffet has quoted: “All cars will be electric in 20 years”.

Many celebrities contributed to this “green themed”, enlightening film including Jay Leno (who let producers in his garage to film his 1908 Baker Electric), Ed Begley, Jr.

(filmed at the ‘Go Green Expo’), and “Baywatch” star and EV activist Alexandra Paul who hosted a behind the scenes chapter for the DVD to be released this spring. Renowned Artist Romero Britto (www.Britto.com) spent 2 months painting the world’s 1st BRITTO TM electric car (a Tango T-600 Commuter Car), and Chábeli Iglesias just signed on to host the film’s Spanish language version of the film which will be available for Latin American and Spanish speaking markets later this year.

The film has already screened in several cities including Miami Beach, Orlando, & West Palm Beach, Florida and most recently in Santa Monica, Hollywood & Santa Barbara, California including a star studded west coast premiere at the famous Egyptian Theatre. Producers are now planning at least 25 more theatrical screenings as well as special educational screenings at elementary and high schools around the state before taking the film back east to New York and then on to Barcelona, Spain.

The Alias electric car from ZAP Jonway.

The ZAP Alias electric car.

The film was shot on locations around Michigan, California, Florida, including Jay Leno’s Garage, the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Int’l. Detroit Auto Show & the Henry Ford Museum. The film makers are now doing weekly giveaways (DVDs, t-shirts, etc.) and just today announced another contest from ZAP (one of the film premiere’s sponsors – based in Santa Rosa) to hold its second contest to give away a FREE Electric Car to one of the film’s lucky FaceBook friends! Media inquiries and press requests may contact publicist Bill Hooey at BillHooey@earthlink.net.

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More information contact: Ginny Medeiros, 707-525-8659 x 295 or Alex Campbell, 707-525-8658 x 241

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Documentary Debuts in Santa Rosa Feb. 17

 

ZAP Begins Project Development on Green City Partnership with Shanghai’s Yangpu District

December 17, 2010 2 comments
ZAP Jonway Signs MOU with Yangpu District Government of Shanghai

ZAP signed an MOU agreement with the government of Shanghai's Yangpu District on November 19th in San Francisco to provide electric vehicles for public transportation while installing charging and battery swap-out stations. The project was formed during a Bay Area Council trade mission to Shanghai in September. Click for Slide Show.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (December 17, 2010) – Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) this week began project planning with the government of Shanghai’s Yangpu District to develop a Green City Zone in Yangpu’s downtown area, a university and research hub that is home to 1.24 million people. Based on an MOU partnership agreement signed in San Francisco on November 19, 2010, the project plans to reduce carbon emissions in Yangpu using electric vehicles (EVs) for its public transportation while installing an EV charging infrastructure, battery swap-out stations and maintenance support centers.

The partnership agreement with Yangpu government is a direct result of Governor Schwarzenegger’s trade delegation to Shanghai in September this year, sponsored by the Bay Area Council, and is one of the first formal initiatives between the two regions.

Party Secretary Chen Yin attended the signing ceremony in San Francisco on November 19, 2010. At the ceremony, Party Secretary Chen said that improving air quality, “green” urban mobility and development of clean energy infrastructure are some of the key initiatives of Yangpu in the next few years.  He indicated that this agreement shows the beginning of growing ties between two of the world’s leading technology innovation centers, Yangpu and the Bay Area, especially in the development of clean technology.  Within the 24 square mile district of Yangpu there are 14 universities surrounding the Knowledge Innovation Center (KIC), a technology community that includes Fudan University and Tongji University, making this area one of the leading research centers in China on Clean Tech.

“New plug-in vehicle technologies from ZAP, together with Jonway’s cost effective manufacturing in China, will accelerate the implementation of our Green Project with Yangpu. This truly bridges the best aspects of both the US and China, leveraging the strengths of the technological innovation in the Bay Area and Yangpu,” said ZAP CEO Steve Schneider.

According to the framework of the partnership, ZAP will provide an electric car charging infrastructure, battery swap out stations, as well as EV maintenance and repair depots in Yangpu.  ZAP will work with Yangpu’s government agencies, local universities, and private corporations on plans to further expand zero-emission transportation in the city.

“We have just started the initial planning of this long term project. The hard work of implementation and operations is ahead of us. We believe that the project planning and resourcing will be a yearlong process.  We are pleased to be part of Yangpu’s Green Project and share Party Secretary Chen Yin’s vision and commitment to delivering his objectives,” says ZAP Chairman Dr. Priscilla Lu.

To execute these plans and better access the Chinese market, ZAP Jonway will open its EV sales and operations office in the Yangpu District and plans to establish its research and development engineering center in the district to take advantage of the university communities.

About ZAP
Based in Santa Rosa, ZAP has been a pioneer in the electric vehicle industry since 1994, engaging in the design, development, commercialization and distribution of 100% pure electric vehicles and power systems, and delivering a wide range of vehicle designs to consumers and fleet customers in the United States and international markets for sixteen years.  The company supplies electric trucks and vans to military, government and corporate fleets and offers personal transportation products including electric motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and some of the only electric city-speed vehicles in production today. ZAP is also developing a freeway capable electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias that was a finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

About Jonway
Jonway is the trade name of Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co., Ltd., an automobile manufacturer based in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China that currently produces several thousand units per year of two SUV models, the A380 3-door and the A380 5-door.  Built in 2009, Jonway’s modern 3.6 million square foot factory on 141 acres is ISO9000 certified and has the capacity to produce up to 30,000 units per year.  It employs over 800 workers and distributes its vehicles in China through 80 factory direct dealers and hundreds of factory authorized dealers.  Jonway Auto is a subsidiary of Jonway Group, which has been a leader in the manufacturing of motorcycles, ATVs and related products for more than 20 years.

Safe Harbor Statement

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 ZAP’s products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, ZAP’s dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in the ZAP’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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CONTACT:

ZAP (Jonway) USA
Alex Campbell, +1-707-525-8658 ext. 241
acampbell@zapworld.com

or

ZAP (Jonway) China
Jessica Gao, +86 13511038395
juan.gao@zapworld.com

Why we like the documentary “What is the Electric Car?”

December 7, 2010 2 comments
The ZAP Xebra comes as an electric car or an electric truck.

Electric car owner Ginny Medeiros works for ZAP electric vehicles in Santa Rosa, California.

We enter an historic time with real, mainstream electric cars poised to come to market.  Still, there seems to be a great deal of confusion and controversy around them, which is one reason why we like the new documentary premiering in Hollywood on December 14, “What is the Electric Car?” but not the only reason.

ZAP employees and visitors to the Detroit Auto Show with the ZAP Alias electric car.

Ginny at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

NEW!Slide Show from Premiere

We really like “What is the Electric Car?” because our very own Ginny is one of the stars of the film.  Yes, THE Virginia (Ginny) Scales-Medeiros, mother of two, entrepreneur, inventor, auto maven and electric car proponent extraordinaire.

The story of how Ginny earned a role in the documentary “What is the Electric Car?” is somewhat ironic.  Ginny is perhaps the most outgoing, gregarious person we work with, and the perfect person to help represent ZAP for its Detroit Auto Show debut.  2010 was the very first year that Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) hosted a display dedicated to electric cars called “Electric Avenue.” ZAP was invited to display its Alias electric car in Detroit as part of the lead-up to the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

Now, working an auto show is tough, but Detroit is a doozy, running for two weeks.  We were confident in Ginny though, and naturally she came out a champ, fielding inquiries for ZAP, helping make valuable connections and introducing ZAP to Motor City. It was during the show that we met up with Scott duPont, Cam MacGregor, and Ken Grant, producers from the documentary “What is the Electric Car?” walking around the show gathering material for the up-coming film. He came by the X PRIZE booth and arranged an interview with ZAP executive Eric Peterson who also appears in the documentary.  He gave them a quick update on the company and the ZAP Alias and they were off to meet with other electric car experts and we thought that was the end of it.

Little did we know, the producers were on a quest to find “real electric car owners.”  There were a host of people representing electric cars at the Detroit Auto Show, but only a very few who actually owned one and used it on a daily basis.  Leave it to Ginny to find this out, not on the show floor, but during the complimentary continental breakfast at the Holiday Inn, Detroit.

Ginny Medeiros in her electric pickup truck.

Ginny Medeiros drives only her electric truck.

According to Ginny, she remembers walking out of the elevator still wearing her pajamas and feeling embarrassed when she noticed Scott duPont wearing his usual smart, show-biz attire.  She was eating breakfast and it was somewhat busy, but she overheard duPont saying he was looking for someone who actually drives an electric car, and being Ginny, she spoke up immediately.

“I drive an electric car,” she interjected.

You probably had to be there, but she laughs when she remembers the look the producers gave her.

“They looked at me in my pajamas like I just got out of bed with this expression, as if to say, ‘Yeah, right.’  They must have thought I was one of those groupies who will say anything to get a part in a movie.”

“You mean you’ve driven one?” duPont asked.

“‘No, I have nothing else but an electric car.’ I could tell they were skeptical at first.  But I told them my whole story.”

Ginny told the producers all about how she started driving an electric car. She was just winding down from promoting her own product and was offered a job by ZAP’s CEO Steve Schneider who had worked with her in the past and had known her for over 20 years. In 2007, she started checking out the Xebra truck and tried a lease on one from ZAP.  She was also driving a Mercedes S Class, but quickly realized she could save a lot of money by driving electric while meeting 95% of her daily driving, putting 600-800 miles per month in it.  She also checked out PG&E’s E-9 Meter Program for electric car owners, which helps her get a discount on her utility bill.  One of the perks of having the E-9 meter is that she is charged a lower rate during off peak hours and she estimates saving $100 or more a month on her overall utility bill.  Subtract that from her lease and insurance, she estimates the Xebra is only costing her about $20 a month with the savings from the E-9 program. The insurance is so much less because the Xebra is classified as a low-speed motorcycle.  She realized she could rent a gas car if she needed to take an extended trip, but even if she rented a car three times a month, it was still cheaper than the Mercedes, which she estimates was costing about $1,000 a month.

The ZAP Xebra next to an S Class Mercedes

A ZAP Xebra and Mercedes S Class.

“This has become my main message to people about switching to an electric car,” says Ginny. “It’s fun helping people learn about electric cars and I also educate businesses when I drive around Santa Rosa and ask to plug in.  People say, ‘How much is that going to cost me?’  When I reply, ‘Maybe 15 cents,’ they do a double-take, but when I show them how my old Mercedes was costing me $1,000 per month and a ZAP Xebra only $20 a month, they really start to get it.  Also, I tell people that they don’t have to wait for electric cars; there are many affordable electric vehicles already on the market.  That’s my main message.”

At this point, duPont was probably realizing that he had found what he was looking for, and an even rarer breed at that, someone that only drove an electric car. He asked for photos and video of Ginny with her electric car. He asked if he could see copies of her PG&E utility bill and information about the E-9 meter.  He asked if he came to visit, would she show him her electric car.

Recently we learned that Ginny has a prominent role in the film, which includes some 50 electric car owners with their stories.  With the film due to premier in Hollywood next week, Ginny is excited that she will be appearing, partly from a personal standpoint in educating people about electric transportation, but also because it helps ZAP.

“I’m proud to be a part of ZAP.  I love living a simple, healthy lifestyle and ZAP has helped me accomplish this.  I love being an entrepreneur, educating people about a better way to drive and making a difference for society.  Working for ZAP let’s me do all that, and drive electric cars. It’s fun!”

One of our employees, Jeff Gettys, caught the preview screening last month and said it was great.  The rest of us are looking forward to seeing it, not to mention Ginny, who is planning on attending the Hollywood Premier on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the Historic Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.  Ginny hasn’t stopped there.  Now, she is talking to the producers about holding a showing of “What is the Electric Car?” in ZAP’s home town of Santa Rosa.  Stay tuned, and please support the wonderful makers of the documentary by visiting the Official Website at http://www.whatistheelectriccar.com/ for ticket and DVD sales.

And don’t forget.  If you use Facebook, you can enter to win a 100% electric car that will be given away December 14 simply when you ‘Like’ the Fan Page for “What is the electric car?”

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