ZAP Unveils Electric-Assist for Manual Wheelchairs

ZAPADAPT(TM) Debuts at The Abilities Expo April 20-22, 2001 in New Jersey



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from ZAPWORLD.COM

    SEBASTOPOL, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric bicycle and scooter
 pioneer ZAPWORLD.COM (Nasdaq:   ZAPP) is introducing a new electric motor device
 called ZAPADAPT(TM) that attaches to manual wheelchairs, providing an
 affordable, convenient means of power-assist without buying a fully powered
 wheelchair.
     ZAP will debut the ZAPADAPT power-assist wheelchair system at
 The Abilities Expo, April 20-21, 2001, at the New Jersey Convention Center.
 ZAPADAPT is a new power-assist system for manual wheelchair users that want an
 occasional power-assist without buying a powered wheelchair.  Only $499, the
 ten-pound ZAPADAPT is easy to install on most manual wheelchairs.  The system
 allows the user to push their wheelchair like before, but now they have the
 freedom and mobility to use the ZAP assist for hills or long distances if
 desired.  ZAPADAPT's proprietary mounting system allows the user to remove the
 unit in seconds.
     ZAPADAPT provides an electrical power-assist for manual wheelchairs up to
 8 mph with a run-time of about an hour.  There are no "controls" like
 handlebars or joysticks.  The user "steers" the way they would in a
 traditional manual chair, with the wheels, so ZAPADAPT can turn on a dime.
 Rechargeable batteries and charger are included.  Visit
 http://www.zapworld.com/zapadapt.htm to see and order one.
     The Abilities Expo is open to the public and offers assisted living
 products and services for people with disabilities, caregivers, family
 members, educators and healthcare professionals.  For further information,
 call 800-385-3085 or visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com .
     Publicly owned ZAP (for Zero Air Pollution) revolutionized the bicycle
 industry in 1994 with its ZAP power-assist kit for bicycles.  Now, see for
 yourself what ZAPADAPT can do wheelchair users. Orders can be placed today at
 http://www.zapworld.com or by calling 800-251-4555.
     This release contains forward-looking statements reflecting ZAPWORLD.COM's
 current expectations as contemplated under the Safe Harbor provisions of the
 US Private Securities Litigation Reform Law of 1995.  Investors are cautioned
 that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties,
 including, without limitation, product development delays, changing
 environmental regulations, the ability to attract and retain business
 partners, future levels of government incentives, competition from other
 electric vehicle manufacturers, competition from other advanced energy
 transportation technologies, competition from existing energy technologies,
 evolving markets for electric transportation vehicles, and the ability to
 provide the capital required for product development and distribution.
 
 

SOURCE ZAPWORLD.COM
    SEBASTOPOL, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric bicycle and scooter
 pioneer ZAPWORLD.COM (Nasdaq:   ZAPP) is introducing a new electric motor device
 called ZAPADAPT(TM) that attaches to manual wheelchairs, providing an
 affordable, convenient means of power-assist without buying a fully powered
 wheelchair.
     ZAP will debut the ZAPADAPT power-assist wheelchair system at
 The Abilities Expo, April 20-21, 2001, at the New Jersey Convention Center.
 ZAPADAPT is a new power-assist system for manual wheelchair users that want an
 occasional power-assist without buying a powered wheelchair.  Only $499, the
 ten-pound ZAPADAPT is easy to install on most manual wheelchairs.  The system
 allows the user to push their wheelchair like before, but now they have the
 freedom and mobility to use the ZAP assist for hills or long distances if
 desired.  ZAPADAPT's proprietary mounting system allows the user to remove the
 unit in seconds.
     ZAPADAPT provides an electrical power-assist for manual wheelchairs up to
 8 mph with a run-time of about an hour.  There are no "controls" like
 handlebars or joysticks.  The user "steers" the way they would in a
 traditional manual chair, with the wheels, so ZAPADAPT can turn on a dime.
 Rechargeable batteries and charger are included.  Visit
 http://www.zapworld.com/zapadapt.htm to see and order one.
     The Abilities Expo is open to the public and offers assisted living
 products and services for people with disabilities, caregivers, family
 members, educators and healthcare professionals.  For further information,
 call 800-385-3085 or visit http://www.abilitiesexpo.com .
     Publicly owned ZAP (for Zero Air Pollution) revolutionized the bicycle
 industry in 1994 with its ZAP power-assist kit for bicycles.  Now, see for
 yourself what ZAPADAPT can do wheelchair users. Orders can be placed today at
 http://www.zapworld.com or by calling 800-251-4555.
     This release contains forward-looking statements reflecting ZAPWORLD.COM's
 current expectations as contemplated under the Safe Harbor provisions of the
 US Private Securities Litigation Reform Law of 1995.  Investors are cautioned
 that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties,
 including, without limitation, product development delays, changing
 environmental regulations, the ability to attract and retain business
 partners, future levels of government incentives, competition from other
 electric vehicle manufacturers, competition from other advanced energy
 transportation technologies, competition from existing energy technologies,
 evolving markets for electric transportation vehicles, and the ability to
 provide the capital required for product development and distribution.
 
 SOURCE  ZAPWORLD.COM