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ZAP Jonway Shows Gas and Electric A380 SUV With Mermerler at Istanbul Auto Show

November 19, 2012 1 comment

ISTANBUL, TURKEY–(Marketwire – Nov 19, 2012) – ZAP Jonway ( OTCBB : ZAAP ) with Mermerler Automotive Co. showed gas and electric versions of its A380 SUV November 1 to 11 at the 2012 Istanbul Auto Show.

The E380 EV-5 five door electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) uses the latest technology to increase the versatility of electric vehicles (EVs) for automotive fleets with more range, speed, quality and value. ZAP Jonway’s US-China engineering team delivered an EV capable of 100+ mile range and freeway speeds at a moderate price, while successfully completing a complex series of type approval tests in China. The Company expects to receive formal notification from the Chinese government on its type approval in the near future. ===> Continue reading at the ZAP Jonway Website:

A380e Electric SUV Prototype Sparks Interest at ASEAN 2011 in Nanning, China

October 22, 2011 1 comment
The A380e 5-door Electric SUV

Potential auto distributors from throughout Southeast Asia wanted a closer look at the ZAP Jonway A380e electric SUV prototype at ASEAN 2011 in Nanning, China

Learn more at ZAP Jonway News

 

ZAP Jonway Co-CEO to Talk Electric Cars at Global Automotive Forum in Chengdu, China October 12

October 7, 2011 5 comments

CHENGDU (October 7, 2011) – Steve Schneider, Co-CEO for automotive pioneer ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP), is scheduled to speak at the Global Automotive Forum, October 11-12 in Chengdu, Southwest China as part of an auto show and business forum covering relevant issues and challenges facing the industry today.

The Global Automotive Forum (GAF) has already established itself as one of the leading forums for the automotive industry. The theme for the 2011 forum is: “From Volume Leader to Innovation Leader.” This is Schneider’s second appearance at the Global Automotive Forum, now in its second year. ZAP Jonway is displaying its latest A380 SUV models during the concurrent Chengdu Motor Show.  Schneider has more than 30 years experience in the automotive industry. Read more…

ZAP Jonway Secures Up to US$16.33 Million in Bank Lines, Outlines Expansion Strategy

September 15, 2011 2 comments

SANTA ROSA, California (September 15, 2011) – Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co., Ltd. (“Jonway Automobile”), a majority-owned subsidiary of ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP), a growing manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced today that it is approved for two credit facilities for a total of $16.33 million in available credit. These credit facilities will be used to support the company’s expansion plans, with emphasis on its electric vehicle production line facilities in China. The credit will also help advance new electric vehicle initiatives, launch new strategic global sales and marketing operations, bolster infrastructure, and finance working capital.

Jonway Automobile, a Sanmen, China based manufacturer of the 3 and 5-door A380 SUV, entered into a Credit Granting Agreement with the Taizhou Branch of China Merchants Bank for a revolving credit line in the aggregate amount of RMB21 million (US$3.28 million) from a total of RMB40 million (US$6.25 million) that is available through China Merchants Bank. Additionally, Jonway Automobile was also approved for a credit line in the aggregate amount of RMB64.5 million (US$10.08 million) from the Taizhou Branch of Everbright Bank of China. Both credit facilities when drawn down will be secured by lands owned by Jonway Automobile and guaranteed by Jonway Group, headquartered in Taizhou. ZAP Jonway is a supplier of all-electric vehicles (EVs) to the military, government and corporations and an early pioneer of electric motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. 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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ZAP Jonway Announces its First Quarter 2011 Consolidated Results following Completion of the Acquisition of 51% of Jonway Automobile

May 24, 2011 1 comment
SANTA ROSA, California (May 23, 2011) — ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP) recently filed its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2011, which included consolidated financial results for the first time taking into account ZAP’s acquisition of 51% of the equity shares of Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd., or Jonway Automobile, located in Sanmen, Zhejiang, China, in January 2011. We refer to this transaction as the Jonway Acquisition.  The Jonway Acquisition was the result of a yearlong effort by both parties.  Jonway Automobile is an ISO 9000 production-ready automobile manufacturer in China with facilities that were installed in 2009. Through the Jonway Acquisition, ZAP has been able to gain access to a cost-competitive production team in China with manufacturing expertise and access to China’s growing Read more…

Jonway ZAP A380 SUVs Crossing Himalayas from Lhasa, Tibet to Nepal’s Katmandu on April 1

March 29, 2011 3 comments
The A380 SUV from Jonway ZAP is crossing the Himalayas in a Caravan of 12

The A380 Caravan leaves Lhasa, Tibet on April 1.

First Time Ever, 12 Jonway A380 SUVs will Caravan 1500km at over 4000 Meters above Sea Level through Rugged Terrain of Himalayas, Starting April 1, 2011

UPDATE:  See the latest from the Caravan on China SUV 4×4 Magazine Website

LHASA, Tibet, March 29, 2011  — Jonway Automobile, a majority owned subsidiary of Jonway ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be showcasing 12 of their traditional gasoline A380 SUVs as they caravan through the Himalaya Mountains in an eight day expedition from Lhasa, Tibet to Katmandu in Nepal, starting April 1, 2011.

The caravan will take about three days to cross the Himalayas from Lhasa to Katmandu, and will be followed by another 5 days of touring mountain tracks through Nepal.  This is the first attempt ever to cross the mountains in 3 days with 12 SUVs, and will be accompanied by 44 journalists.  The event is sponsored by China SUV Magazine and is described on their website using the following link: http://www.chinasuv4x4.com/html/shouye/rediantuijian/2011/0325/1550.html.

The event is intended to celebrate the breathtaking beauty of the journey through the Himalayas, while the journalists capture the magnificent wilderness, experiencing the spirit of excitement and discovery driving Jonway’s A380 SUVs.  This will showcase Jonway’s A380′s sturdiness and robustness while delivering true SUV performance and endurance.

Jonway’s A380 SUV captures the essence of the free spirit and steps out of the traditional to embrace the challenge of adventure in the rugged mountains of the Himalayas.  This journey will be recorded on video and posted for everyone to experience the journey showcasing Jonway’s A380′s power, control and agility in rugged terrain.

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.

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

New Lithium Battery and Management System Doubles Range of ZAP Electric Cars

May 18, 2010 11 comments

A smart, lighter weight alternative for ZAP consumer and fleet vehicles worldwide

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (May 18, 2010) – Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) has begun shipping lithium battery systems for various models of its electric cars, trucks, vans and scooters, offering at least four times the life of standard lead-acid batteries and twice the driving range. The new battery system is the first turnkey, drop-in replacement battery system that fits in the same space as the G-31 lead acid batteries used in many of ZAP’s vehicles, equipped with a BMS (battery management system) that increases reliability and extends range.

The lightweight lithium battery system is used in the ZAP Alias, allowing it to drive up to 100 miles on a single charge. In China, ZAP’s new fleet vehicles use a similar system for its electric taxis and corporate vehicles based on the Jonway A380 SUV. A sub-chassis array of more than 100 battery cells is networked with an electronic monitoring system, ensuring that temperature and voltage of each cell are in balance and that electricity is automatically rerouted should any of the cell voltages change.

Lithium vs. Lead-Acid Batteries

Chart - ZAP Lithium Battery System vs. Lead-Acid

Available as an upgrade for some ZAP vehicles, the new lithium battery systems provide a significant value for customers by improving performance and offering a significantly longer lifespan. ZAP estimates lead-acid batteries have 300-500 cycles of discharging and recharging, compared to 2,000 cycles for lithium. Customers should see improved acceleration and handling of their vehicles with the lighter-weight, higher-voltage batteries. ZAP designed the lithium battery system to recharge overnight from any 110 outlet, just like a cell phone, or faster using a 220-volt recharging station.

About ZAP

ZAP is one of the world’s most experienced electric vehicle providers, having delivered over 117,000 of a broad range of vehicles to more than 75 countries since 1994. ZAP supplies electric trucks and vans to military, government and corporate fleets and is an innovator of electric motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. The Santa Rosa, California based company offers some of the only electric city-speed cars and trucks in production today and is leveraging its accrued technology know-how in developing a cost effective high-speed electric car called the ZAP Alias. It recently started pilot production for an electric taxi through a partnership in China.

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.

Contacts:

Pat Meier-Johnson
Pat Meier Associates Public Relations, for ZAP
415.389.1700
patmeier@patmeier.com

Jim Gill, for ZAP
248-882-6309
jim_gilljr@yahoo.com

Alex Campbell, ZAP
707-525-8658 x 241
acampbell@zapworld.com

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