'IT' is Here, Says Electric Scooter Maker ZAP
16 January 2001'IT' is Here, Says Electric Scooter Maker ZAP
ZAPWORLD.COM Unveils Five New Individual Transport Devices at The Super Show In Las Vegas, Jan. 21-24 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16 What is "IT?" Speculation about a new, revolutionary Individual Transport vehicle that is fun, environmentally-safe, and can change the world, prompted officials at electric vehicle maker ZAPWORLD.COM to say that "IT" may already be here. "If 'IT' is an electric scooter as many speculate, or something related to Individual Transport, then 'IT' is already here," said alternative energy pioneer Gary Star, CEO of ZAPWORLD.COM (ZAP). "In fact, Five 'ITs' are already here." Starr announced today that ZAP would unveil five new personal electric transportation products this weekend at The Super Show in Las Vegas, including two new land scooters, one water scooter, an electric bicycle, and a new device that tows inline skaters. "ZAP welcomes the kind of speculation and hyperbole we have been seeing around 'IT,'" said Starr. "Many say the same about ZAP's products. Our goal in 1994 was to introduce alternative transportation for the masses, and we have always welcomed any kind of competition that will help this market grow. The market is just now gaining mass-appeal and is poised for growth. As you can see, ZAP is busy launching its own new products." ZAP is unveiling five new products at The Super Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend, the largest sports product and apparel trade show and marketing event in the world. With more than 2,500 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees, The Super Show takes place at the Sands Expo Center, Venetian Convention Complex and Bally's Convention Complex, January 21-24, 2001. The five products being unveiled are as follows. -- ZAP will debut a new toy electric scooter to mass retailers modeled after its ZAPPY adult scooter. Dubbed ZAPPY JR., it is the only electric scooter on the market targeted to six to ten-year-olds, answering the growing demand for safer electric scooters for younger children. ZAPPY JR. has a fun look, is easier to ride than a skateboard, and electric power makes it clean and quiet. MSRP: $399.99. -- ZAP also unveiled the latest version of its patented ZAPPY folding electric scooter, now designed for mass-market. ZAP helped pioneer the market for folding electric scooters in the U.S. with the introduction of the ZAPPY in 1997 and has delivered thousands of units worldwide. MSRP: $399.99. -- Now you can ZAP by land or by sea. ZAP is launching a new "water scooter" called SWIMMY, designed to give swimmers and snorkelers a boost in the open water or to enjoy in a pool. It's as simple as grabbing onto the handles and pulling the switch for an effortless ride through the water with a quiet electrical assist. MSRP: $499.99. -- If you are looking for a true adrenaline rush, try ZAP's 2001 POWERBIKE(R) electric mountain bike. One of the most popular electric bikes in the world, the 2001 POWERBIKE has a new low price, making it one of the most affordable electric bicycles in the world. ZAP also makes special kits that can "zap" most regular bicycles. ZAP even supplies electric bicycles to over 250 law enforcement agencies. By pedaling with the motor system the rider can travel up to 20 mph with a single charge lasting up to 15 miles. Anyone can feel like a champion cyclist as the ZAP motor gives you a turbo-charged ride on or off-road. MSRP: $449.99. -- For more turbo-charged fun, POWERSKI(R) is a radical new electric vehicle that can be used with inline skates or skateboards. The two-wheeled device pulls the rider like a water skier via two flexible poles that allow a skiing motion. At 15 MPH, the POWERSKI can easily turn any paved surface into a downhill skiing environment. This powerful design offers skaters a new form of transportation, exercise and pure skating fun. MSRP: $699.99.