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ZAP Electric Car Give-a-Way Adds Buzz to 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show; Scientific American Innovations People's Choice Award Offers the Only All-Electric ''City-Car'' at the World's Largest Technology Exhibition
[January 03, 2006]

ZAP Electric Car Give-a-Way Adds Buzz to 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show; Scientific American Innovations People's Choice Award Offers the Only All-Electric ''City-Car'' at the World's Largest Technology Exhibition

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 3, 2006 -- Scientific American magazine is teaming up with automotive pioneer ZAP (PCX:ZP) to plug fuel-saving automotive technology at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest technology exhibition, January 5-8, 2006 in Las Vegas.

ZAP will be offering up the new ZAP XEBRA(TM) as the grand prize for the Scientific American Innovations People's Choice Award drawing at CES. Two XEBRAS will be on display at CES: one in the Sands Expo and Convention Center (SECC) at booth #71204, in front of the Digital Living Network Alliance TechZone; and the other will be in the CES Central Plaza (in front of the entrance to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Central Hall is in booth #CP5.

For a chance to win a ZAP XEBRA electric car, visit the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Booth #72444. Cast your vote for your favorite Innovations 2006 product at electronic polling stations in the Innovations Showcase. Vote by 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2006, to be entered into a drawing to win a ZAP XEBRA electric car. The Scientific American Innovations People's Choice Award -- and winner of the car -- will be announced at an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. in the Innovations Showcase, during Saturday at the Sands Hotel. The XEBRA can now be seen on the CES website http://www.cesweb.org under 'Awards' in the 'Innovations' section.


ZAP calls the unique three-wheeled vehicle a "City Car," designed to fill the niche for busy stop-and-go, in-town driving. ZAP says the car is ideal for households that want a fun, inexpensive vehicle for running errands around the city. Unlike hybrids currently on the market in the U.S., the ZAP car needs no gas at all -- just plug into any conventional outlet.

ZAP is taking advance orders on the new vehicle. Dealers and consumers can schedule test rides by visiting ZAP at International CES or by contacting ZAP directly at (707) 525-8658 or via its website http://www.zapworld.com.

About ZAP

ZAP, Zero Air Pollution(R), has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 90,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. ZAP is at the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, alcohol, hybrid, trybrid and other innovative power systems. For more information, visit http://www.zapworld.com.

Cautionary 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 the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence on 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.

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