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New Electric Car Factory Rolls Out First ZAP Xebra

October 31, 2007

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP said that a new factory in the Shandong Province of China has rolled out the first of its Xebra sedans and pickups, according to the Web site www.cnn.com. The new factory has the capacity to produce up to 4,000 vehicles per month, according to officials from ZAP and Shandong Jindalu Vehicle Company, Ltd. The modernized factory provides a more productive working environment with state-of-the-art automation as well as vehicle research, development, and production capabilities.Shandong Jindalu held a dedication ceremony and celebration at the new facility. More than 300-400 attended, including the Governor of Shandong Province and the Mayor of Lin Xian. The factory opening was broadcast throughout the country on Chinese television with ZAP Chief of Operations Amos Kazzaz shown cutting the ribbon for the new factory.Ling Xian is an industrial city in Northern China with a population of more than 5 million. Shandong Jindalu and ZAP are scaling up production for their pioneering auto industry venture in China. The previous facility had the manufacturing capacity to produce up to 1,000 vehicles a month, according to the Web site www.cnn.com.ZAP is marketing the Xebra electric sedan and pickup through a global distribution network of auto distributors, dealers, and service centers. The Xebra is a ‘city-car’ designed to provide an energy efficient alternative for commuters, multi-car families, businesses, and government fleets.

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