ZAP Introduces Electric 'City Car' at San Francisco Auto Show

XEBRA 'City Car' is a unique design suitable for urban, non-freeway driving.

Published: 21-Nov-2005

Automotive pioneer ZAP (PCX:ZP) announced today the premiere of the nation's only production all-electric car at the San Francisco International Auto Show, which runs from November 19-27 at The Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.

ZAP has entered into a manufacturing contract with a Chinese automaker to produce a unique car aimed at filling the need for gas-free, all-electric cars that are practical and affordable. ZAP Chairman Gary Starr says that the XEBRA project is the offspring of more than three decades of thought and evolution in electric transportation and designed to meet the needs of today's drivers.

"We designed the XEBRA to be unlike anything else on the market," said Starr. "The use and purpose of electric vehicles is different than gas cars, so the wheel did need to be invented."

ZAP calls the new XEBRA a 'City Car,' a unique design suitable for urban, non-freeway driving. The car is ideal for households that want a fun, inexpensive vehicle for running errands around the city. Unlike the hybrids currently on the market in the U.S., the ZAP car needs no gas at all -- just plug into any conventional outlet.

ZAP is taking advance orders on the new car. Dealers and consumers can schedule test rides by visiting the ZAP Booth, Number 1030, at the San Francisco Auto Show. For show times and ticket information, visit For information and test rides on the XEBRA, visit

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