ZAPWORLD.COM Opens Electric Vehicle Store in Key West, Florida
27 October 1999ZAPWORLD.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.