SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP has delivered more than 500 units of its XEBRA car and truck. ZAP has new factory orders in place for its electric XEBRA, Zapino mopeds, and ZAPPY3 scooters that will increase its output from last year. CEO Steve Schneider said the increase in production is based on rising demand due to record gas prices in 2007 and concerns about the environment with few choices available in the marketplace.

Schneider noted a recent report from ZAP’s engineering estimating that the all-electric XEBRA can achieve the equivalent of 140 miles per gallon.

“We are now working diligently on highway capable electric vehicles and long range electric vehicles and expect to make further announcements on their progress at the annual shareholder meeting,” he said.