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ZAP Presents Electric Truck, Van and ATV to U.S. Army at Fort Bliss Renewable Energy Rodeo

ZAP presents electric truck, van, and ATV to the U.S. Army.

EV pioneer ZAP presented its latest electric truck, van and ATV to the U.S. Army at a first-ever Renewable Energy Rodeo in Fort Bliss, Texas.

ZAP Responds the U.S. Military’s Call for Practical Alternative Fuel Technologies at Renewable Energy Rodeo & Symposium, June 8-9 at Fort Bliss

FT. BLISS, Texas (June 9, 2010) – Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) is demonstrating its line of electric trucks, vans and ATVs at the Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium, June 8-9, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Tank and Automotive Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. The two-day symposium brings energy experts from around the world together with specially selected exhibitors showcasing innovative solutions that range from efficient ground vehicles to infrastructure.

ZAP will demonstrate its ZAPTRUCK XL with convertible bed for moving up to 1900 lbs. of cargo, ZAPVAN SHUTTLE for transporting up to four passengers or allowing easy side loading through sliding doors, and the ZAP DUDE ATV (all-terrain vehicle) ideal for installation security patrol and maintenance functions. The event is organized for federal, state and local government legislators, GSA and various fleet managers, Pentagon-level officials from all U.S. service branches, as well as students from El Paso area colleges and universities.

“We are eager to receive first-hand feedback from all levels of military personnel who will have the opportunity to experience our electric vehicles,” said ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. “We believe that communication and partnerships between energy innovators and the military will lead to practical solutions that reduce adverse effects on the environment, such as vehicles that are more energy efficient and simpler to maintain.”

Sometimes all it takes is one person to lead the way. The U.S. Army reordered ZAP electric trucks last year after a successful introduction of the vehicles at the Army’s Daegu, Korea installation. On his own initiative, former environmental division chief Robert Chartier procured the electric trucks as part of an environmental awareness program that earned him the highest individual award from the Secretary of the Army’s Environmental Awards Program for 2009.

About ZAP

ZAP is one of the world’s oldest and 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 and is developing electric charging stations with China’s Holley Group, the world’s largest producer of electric power meters. For product, dealer and investor information, visit http://www.zapworld.com.

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


Alex Campbell
ZAP Media Relations
707-525-8658 ext. 241

  1. Kit Babcock
    September 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Great vehicles….I’ve been in car business for many years here in S.CA, & have an interest in Electric vehicles. In fact there is a 1910 Couple Gear Electric truck, & a 1901 Electric wheel in the back garage of my parents house.

    I’d like to get the XL truck with the Solar array for when I make my one way trip to the garden island of Kauai Hawaii….do you have a 4×4 version in the works?

    Great to see your company in California.

    • September 11, 2010 at 3:51 am

      Thanks for posting — pant, pant. Anything with wheels can be zapped — pant, pant — but a 4×4, while possible is something we haven’t worked on yet. Pant, pant– ZAP is focusing on urban delivery vehicles, taxis, people movers, maintenance, industrial vehicles, and the like because these are situations where EVs work better than gas vehicles with today’s affordable technologies. As the market unfolds, higher performing vehicles will start making more sense.

  2. September 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm


  3. Dick Stanton
    January 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Please tell me more about the Couple Gear truck?

  4. Kit
    February 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Hey Dick…the 1910 has been sitt’n in the garage in the back the last 30+ years. Restoration started but never finished. I remember driving the truck to the local S.CA mall years ago for a show. It was eerry quiet, with only wheel noise, & powered by BIG 6V batteries, around 16-20, in series that sat on the side wood steps.


    • Kurt
      October 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm


      My wife is a decendant of the original of the owner/designer of the Couple Gear Electric Truck. You are the first person I have heard reference actually having one. Please tell me a little history!


      • Dick Stanton
        November 30, 2011 at 2:27 am

        Kurt , would you give me a call & we can discuss Couple gear trucks , I live in Grand Rapids, 616-538-3807,, thanks

  5. Dick Stanton
    November 25, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Kirt , And Kit , I would like to personally both I also have a great in Couplegear trucks, I live in Grand Rapids , and know a lot of history about these trucks! I know of 3 trucks including Kits , my phone # is 616-538-3807 , please give me a call ,Dick Stanton

  6. Kit Babcock
    November 25, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hey Kirt, my father bought the truck around 35+ years ago back east, I’m thinking in the Chicago area though I’m not sure. I do remember him saying that they had to cut some plumbing to get the truck out of a warehouse. It’s been sitting in the back Garage for quite some time waiting to be brought back to life.

    Maybe you have more information on these vehicles from your wife’s knowledge & background? I’d like to know more about the “spec’s” of these electric trucks. What is the voltage (72v?) to figure how many 6v batteries to use? What wattage of the motor?

    Dick, thanks for the reply. It’s good to be in contact with people familiar with these early electric trucks. I was born in Grand Rapids, but we left for S. CA around 1963 & never left. 🙂

    My email address is kauaikit@earthlink.net and cell # is (909)482-1942. I’m in Montclair, CA (91763).

  7. December 9, 2011 at 12:44 am

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