The New York Times Highlights Electric Bicycle Companies: Think Mobility Of The Ford Motor Company, EV Global Motor Company, Giant Bicycles, Currie Technologies, and ZAPWORLD.COM (Zero Air Pollution) on April 19, 2001

Donner Corp. International Issues Morning Call Notes on ZAPWORLD.COM



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Donner Corp. International

    SANTA ANA, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Donner Corp. International, a
 broker/dealer headquartered in Santa Ana, CA., today issued a Morning Note on
 ZAPWORLD.COM, Sebastopol, California (Nasdaq: ZAPP).  ZAPWORLD.COM is one of
 the world's leading companies in the light electric vehicle industry,
 producing and marketing vehicles such as scooters, bikes and other personal
 electric vehicles.  Donner Corp. reiterated its BUY recommendation on
 ZAPWORLD.COM on February 15, 2001.
 
     The Morning Call Notes is as follows:
     On April 19, 2001, the New York Times ran an article featuring electric
 bicycles.  Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/19/technology/19BIKE.html.
 The article, written by Catherine Greenman, mentioned four electric bicycle
 companies, including the Think Mobility division of Ford Motor Company
 (NYSE:   F), and one company that sells an add-on electric motor.  Bicycles
 provide a good form of recreational exercise as well as a pollution- and
 noise-free method of transportation.  Electric bicycle manufacturers are
 targeting the aging baby boomer population and riders who would appreciate a
 "helpful boost" when riding up inclines.
     Electric bicycles catch the eyes of passer-bys, but they have caught on
 rather slowly in the U.S.  Reasons range from the expensive prices of the
 bikes (over $1,000) to a short battery life (15-20 miles on one charge) to
 added weight on the bikes (a battery weighs about 20 pounds).  On a positive
 note, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would classify
 electric bikes as bicycles instead of motor vehicles.  Nevertheless, electric
 bike manufacturers still have trouble measuring the market size for these
 bikes because historically, they are mostly purchased by recreational riders
 rather than by commuters.  But some things are certain: electric bikes do not
 contribute to air pollution (unless you consider electricity power plants as
 air polluters), and they provide riders who have aging legs (i.e. seniors)
 with extra support when pedaling up inclines.
     Fortunately for ZAPWORLD.COM, electric bikes are not the only vehicles
 sold by ZAPWORLD.COM.  ZAPWORLD.COM also sells electric scooters, which target
 children and teenagers -- a substantial market.  Recently, ZAPWORLD.COM put an
 electric scooter for kids in Toys R Us stores.
     We feel that ZAPWORLD.COM's success could come from increased exposure of
 its products along with the economic benefits of using non-gasoline-powered
 vehicles.  The opening of a ZAPWORLD.COM retail store along the coast in
 Newport Beach, California reflects such an effort.  We expect sales and
 rentals to increase in the summer when students and tourists hit the beaches
 in large numbers.  ZAPWORLD.COM's products are not dependent on gasoline, but
 on electricity stored in a rechargeable battery.  Thus, they do not contribute
 to pollution at all.  Donner Corp. feels that as ZAPWORLD.COM continues in its
 effort to increase its marketing and visibility, coupled with the threat of
 rising gas prices, hopefully the top and bottom lines would rise.
     We feel that companies, such as ZAPWORLD.COM, that develop zero-pollution,
 electric vehicles deserve a good look.  Donner Corp. maintains its rating on
 ZAPWORLD.COM as a Buy.
     Copies of the February 15, 2001 report on ZAPWORLD.COM are available from
 Donner Corp. at www.donnercorp.com.
 
     Donner Corp. International (DCI) is a member of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, CRD number 37702.  Any information or opinion provided
 in this press release does not solicit or make an offer to buy or sell any
 securities or any options, futures or other derivatives related to such
 securities herein.  DCI and its affiliates may trade for their own accounts in
 any securities of the issuer or in related securities.  DCI or its affiliates,
 directors, officers and employees, may have a long or short position in
 securities of the issuer or related investments.  DCI or its affiliates may
 from time to time perform investment banking or other services for, or solicit
 investment banking or other business from, any entity mentioned in this press
 release.  This press release has been prepared for general circulation and is
 circulated for general information only.  It does not have regard to the
 specific investment objective, financial situation, suitability, and the
 particular need of any specific person who may receive this press release.
 Investors should seek financial advice regarding the appropriateness of
 investing in any securities or investment strategies discussed or recommended
 in this press release and should understand that statements regarding future
 prospects may not be realized.  Investors should note that income from such
 securities, if any, may fluctuate and that each security's price or value may
 rise or fall substantially.  Accordingly, investors may receive back less than
 originally invested.  Past performance is not indicative of future
 performance.  DCI receives fees for various services provided to ZAPWORLD.COM.
 
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SOURCE Donner Corp. International
    SANTA ANA, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Donner Corp. International, a
 broker/dealer headquartered in Santa Ana, CA., today issued a Morning Note on
 ZAPWORLD.COM, Sebastopol, California (Nasdaq: ZAPP).  ZAPWORLD.COM is one of
 the world's leading companies in the light electric vehicle industry,
 producing and marketing vehicles such as scooters, bikes and other personal
 electric vehicles.  Donner Corp. reiterated its BUY recommendation on
 ZAPWORLD.COM on February 15, 2001.
 
     The Morning Call Notes is as follows:
     On April 19, 2001, the New York Times ran an article featuring electric
 bicycles.  Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/19/technology/19BIKE.html.
 The article, written by Catherine Greenman, mentioned four electric bicycle
 companies, including the Think Mobility division of Ford Motor Company
 (NYSE:   F), and one company that sells an add-on electric motor.  Bicycles
 provide a good form of recreational exercise as well as a pollution- and
 noise-free method of transportation.  Electric bicycle manufacturers are
 targeting the aging baby boomer population and riders who would appreciate a
 "helpful boost" when riding up inclines.
     Electric bicycles catch the eyes of passer-bys, but they have caught on
 rather slowly in the U.S.  Reasons range from the expensive prices of the
 bikes (over $1,000) to a short battery life (15-20 miles on one charge) to
 added weight on the bikes (a battery weighs about 20 pounds).  On a positive
 note, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would classify
 electric bikes as bicycles instead of motor vehicles.  Nevertheless, electric
 bike manufacturers still have trouble measuring the market size for these
 bikes because historically, they are mostly purchased by recreational riders
 rather than by commuters.  But some things are certain: electric bikes do not
 contribute to air pollution (unless you consider electricity power plants as
 air polluters), and they provide riders who have aging legs (i.e. seniors)
 with extra support when pedaling up inclines.
     Fortunately for ZAPWORLD.COM, electric bikes are not the only vehicles
 sold by ZAPWORLD.COM.  ZAPWORLD.COM also sells electric scooters, which target
 children and teenagers -- a substantial market.  Recently, ZAPWORLD.COM put an
 electric scooter for kids in Toys R Us stores.
     We feel that ZAPWORLD.COM's success could come from increased exposure of
 its products along with the economic benefits of using non-gasoline-powered
 vehicles.  The opening of a ZAPWORLD.COM retail store along the coast in
 Newport Beach, California reflects such an effort.  We expect sales and
 rentals to increase in the summer when students and tourists hit the beaches
 in large numbers.  ZAPWORLD.COM's products are not dependent on gasoline, but
 on electricity stored in a rechargeable battery.  Thus, they do not contribute
 to pollution at all.  Donner Corp. feels that as ZAPWORLD.COM continues in its
 effort to increase its marketing and visibility, coupled with the threat of
 rising gas prices, hopefully the top and bottom lines would rise.
     We feel that companies, such as ZAPWORLD.COM, that develop zero-pollution,
 electric vehicles deserve a good look.  Donner Corp. maintains its rating on
 ZAPWORLD.COM as a Buy.
     Copies of the February 15, 2001 report on ZAPWORLD.COM are available from
 Donner Corp. at www.donnercorp.com.
 
     Donner Corp. International (DCI) is a member of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, CRD number 37702.  Any information or opinion provided
 in this press release does not solicit or make an offer to buy or sell any
 securities or any options, futures or other derivatives related to such
 securities herein.  DCI and its affiliates may trade for their own accounts in
 any securities of the issuer or in related securities.  DCI or its affiliates,
 directors, officers and employees, may have a long or short position in
 securities of the issuer or related investments.  DCI or its affiliates may
 from time to time perform investment banking or other services for, or solicit
 investment banking or other business from, any entity mentioned in this press
 release.  This press release has been prepared for general circulation and is
 circulated for general information only.  It does not have regard to the
 specific investment objective, financial situation, suitability, and the
 particular need of any specific person who may receive this press release.
 Investors should seek financial advice regarding the appropriateness of
 investing in any securities or investment strategies discussed or recommended
 in this press release and should understand that statements regarding future
 prospects may not be realized.  Investors should note that income from such
 securities, if any, may fluctuate and that each security's price or value may
 rise or fall substantially.  Accordingly, investors may receive back less than
 originally invested.  Past performance is not indicative of future
 performance.  DCI receives fees for various services provided to ZAPWORLD.COM.
 
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