ZAP Electric Car Achieves 100-Mile Range at Danish Laboratory

Jul 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from ZAP

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electric car
 pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board:   ZAAP) confirmed that its XEBRA city-truck
 traveled over 100 miles on a single charge at a Danish laboratory using an
 advanced lithium battery system.
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     ZAP has two XEBRAs in Denmark undergoing refinement with new lithium
 batteries and an advanced battery management system developed by Danish
 technology firm Lithium Balance. In January, ZAP signed an exclusive
 distribution agreement for the sophisticated battery management system.
 This new system helps maximize the efficiency and performance of lithium
 batteries, delivering as much as five times the range over the lead-acid
 batteries currently used in a wide variety of electric vehicles.
     "The XEBRA seems like the perfect vehicle to test our advanced battery
 management system and the results are extremely encouraging," said Ivan
 Loncarevic of Lithium Balance. "We believe that, combined with our battery
 management system, ZAP will be able to offer a commercial version of a
 XEBRA that has a range in excess of 100 miles per charge in the very near
     Loncarevic accompanied ZAP CEO Steve Schneider on a recent
 cross-country trip through China to visit ZAP's various manufacturing
 partners, including lithium battery developer and manufacturer Advanced
 Battery Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   ABAT). Earlier this week,
 ZAP agreed to purchase $5.168 million of polymer and nano batteries from
 Advanced Battery Technologies for use in the XEBRA as well as other ZAP
 vehicles and battery systems.
     Loncarevic added: "After working with ZAP for several months now, I
 believe this to be one of the few ventures today that has a serious
 near-term business plan to mass produce electric vehicles. The XEBRA is the
 perfect entry and test-bed for this new battery technology and will pave
 the way for the development of ZAP's highway capable electric vehicles."
     ZAP recently announced that it had delivered over 500 of its XEBRA
 sedans and trucks, which are available through its network of authorized
 dealers and service centers.
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 developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called
 ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. The Company recently launched a new
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