ZAP Jonway Announces First EV Product Roadmap Leveraging Subsidiaries’ Strengths

November 15, 2011 1 comment

The vehicle catalog for ZAP Jonway JNZ 2012

Focusing on New Energy Efficient Vehicles, Gasoline and Full Electric, Utilizing Common Platforms

SANTA ROSA, California – November 15, 2011 – ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP), a designer and manufacturer of gasoline and new energy electric vehicles (EVs), after extensive strategic planning and integration development, announced its joint product roadmap for 2012. The roadmap is focused on delivering affordable and technologically competitive new gasoline and EV models that address the growing market demand.

Dr. Priscilla Lu, Chairman of ZAP Jonway, stated: “The new ZAP Jonway models planned for delivery in 2012 maximize the strengths of both subsidiaries, ZAP and Jonway Auto. The new models utilize the experience base and the combined resources from both subsidiaries to accelerate the new EV models’ time to market, while maintaining the originally planned introduction of Jonway’s new gasoline models to the market in 2012.  The new JNZ product line is designed to address EV platform requirements while remaining adaptable to either gasoline or an electric power train.”

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ZAP Jonway to Report Third Quarter 2011 Results on November 15, 2011

November 10, 2011 1 comment

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ZAP Jonway (OTC BB: ZAAP), a manufacturer of gasoline and new energy electric vehicles (EVs), announced it will hold a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET on November 15, 2011 (5:30 a.m. November 16)(5:2011 in China) to discuss its third quarter 2011 earnings results.

Investors in the United States may participate in the call by dialing (877) 280-7473, and international participants may dial (1-707) 287-9370. The conference ID is 25418272 and participants are encouraged to dial 10 minutes prior to the call to prevent a delay in joining. A live webcast of the conference call is scheduled to be available on ZAP Jonway’s corporate site at http://www.zapworld.com/Investors .

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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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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

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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…

China Will Lead Electric Vehicle Sales in Asia Pacific by 2015

October 6, 2011 2 comments
A380 Electric SUV by ZAP Jonway at 2010 Shanghai World Fair

ZAP Jonway A380 EV SUV at 2010 Shanghai World Fair

Across the Asia Pacific region, various national-level initiatives and programs are underway to promote the awareness and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), including the establishment of aggressive goals, subsidies for EV purchasers, research and development support, tax incentives, and public education programs.  In certain markets, particularly Japan, these efforts have already borne fruit.  Market players in Japan and Korean, however, are concerned about new challengers, mainly driven by competition in China.  The Chinese EV market has critically important implications for global market participants.  According to a recent report from Pike Research, China will be the leading market for EVs in Asia Pacific by 2015. The cleantech market intelligence firm believes that the Chinese market will represent almost half of the region’s total sales by 2015.

“China, where around 55 vendors are developing electrified vehicles or launching EV development programs, will likely create and lead an entirely new category around clean transportation,” says senior analyst Andy Bae.  “The country will become one of the biggest consumer markets for EVs, and global industry players want to enter this market to tap the related opportunities.”

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Pike Research says annual sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S. will hit 358,959 by 2017

September 28, 2011 3 comments

Parking for electric vehicles (EVs) onlyPike Research has put out an estimate saying that annual sales of plug-in vehicles in the United States will hit 358,959 by 2017. And they’re not all going to the usual suspects. Mostly, sure, but not all.

Since there is no national Level 2 (or faster) charging infrastructure the way there is a gasoline network, Pike compiled its data by geographic region and even broke down the numbers one city at a time. As Pike states:

As government officials and utility managers plan for the arrival of grid-connected vehicles, they need to understand where those vehicles are going to be located and what the impact could be.

Seems logical to us. So, where will all the plug-ins call home? Well, according to Pike, New York and California will lead the way at the state level. Looking at individual cities, Pike says New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Chicago will be the U.S.’ top five plug-in loving metropolitan areas. No big surprises there, but here’s a bit of a shocker: relative to population, Raleigh, NC will lead the nation in registered plug-ins by 2017.

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