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ZAPWORLD.COM Opens Electric Vehicle Store in Key West, Florida

27 October 1999

ZAPWORLD.COM Opens Electric Vehicle Store in Key West, Florida
    SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Oct. 26 -- Leading electric vehicle maker
ZAPWORLD.COM (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAPP) announced today the opening of its
second company owned electric vehicle store, this time on the island of Key
West, Florida.
    Located in the heart of Key West's historic district, the new ZAPWORLD
store and service center will emphasize the rental and sale of electric
vehicles made by ZAP and other firms to the nearly 3.5 million tourists who
visit Key West each year.
    "After looking at the entire EV industry, it was clear ZAP's strategy of
an EV store is one of the best ways to spark interest in the marketplace,"
said Bruce Amsterdam, a long time Key West resident and businessman who has
been engaged by ZAP as manager of the new store. "This strategy can serve as a
cornerstone for Key West's community-wide goal of becoming the Electric
Vehicle Friendly City of the Future."
    Amsterdam said the Florida Keys are among the most beautiful and
environmentally threatened habitats in the country. More than 1 million cars
visit Key West per year. Electric vehicles could improve air quality, traffic
congestion, and parking shortages as well as enhance the overall tourist
experience.
    In August, ZAP opened a similar store in San Francisco's Fisherman's
Wharf. ZAP's goal is to reach new customers by establishing sales and rental
operations in major tourist destinations around the world. In addition to
acquiring existing rental operations, ZAP is offering franchising for people
starting their own electric vehicle stores.
    For further information or to reserve a rental, contact the new ZAPWORLD
Store in Key West at 305-293-1999.
    A recognized leader in the U.S. electric bike market, ZAP recently
celebrated its fifth anniversary. The company manufactures and distributes
several models of electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles and other electric
vehicles. ZAP is publicly owned with stock trading under the symbol ZAPP. For
complete purchasing, franchising and shareholder information, visit
http://www.zapworld.com or call 800-251-4555.