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ZAP to Debut Electric Van & Truck at NADA Expo

January 23, 2009

SANTA ROSA, CA To help automotive fleets reduce emissions and operating expenses, electric carmaker ZAP will debut a five-passenger, 4-wheel, 100 percent plug-in electric van at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) annual conference and exposition, Jan. 24-27 in New Orleans.

ZAP's new Shuttle produces zero emissions and was designed for passenger transport or cargo around large campuses. The removable seats can be converted into a cargo vehicle with 108 cu.-ft. and a 900-lb. total carrying capacity. Large slider doors on both sides and a rear lift hatch provide convenient access to the rear compartment, which is weatherproof and secure. The 138-in.-long, 6-ft., 2-in. tall vehicle provides plenty of headroom. Air conditioning, solar panels and a rapid charger are available options.

ZAP's new XL Truck was designed with a roomy cab for two and a sturdy bed platform capable of transporting 800 lbs. for on-road use and up to 1,600 lbs. capacity for private roads and facilities. This 100-percent electric workhorse has convertible, dropsied bed construction to convert to a flatbed. ZAP's XL Truck can be ordered with options like air conditioning, enclosed weatherproof cargo box, solar charger, above-bed utility rack, and rapid charging system.

ZAP's new Shuttle and XL Truck offer fleets more flexibility and utility, according to the carmaker. For on-road use, these vehicles conform to U.S. regulations for low speed vehicles with a top speed of 25 mph limited to streets with a posted speed limit of 35 mph.

As part of ZAP's global distribution strategy, these new vans and trucks are designed to meet or exceed government certifications for most of the world, according to the company. Both can drive up to thirty miles on one charge and recharge at a standard 110-volt outlet in about six hours and an 80-percent charge in just four. ZAP offers optional upgrades to 220-volt charging for faster charging, or upgraded batteries for longer distances.

More information on these electric vehicles is available at or by calling 707-525-8658. 

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