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ZAP Previews Italian Electric Scooter at Indianapolis Dealer Expo

    INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 16 The Company that introduced America
to "stand-on" electric scooters is charging ahead with the introduction of a
new "sit-on" model.

    ZAPWORLD.COM is set to preview a new Italian electric
scooter called LEPTON at the Indianapolis Dealer Expo, February 17-19, 2001,
the nation's largest motorcycle industry event. Visitors to the Indianapolis
Convention Center and RCA Dome can see the LEPTON at booth number 5110.

    The LEPTON, named after the sub-atomic particle, is a new moped-class
scooter built by Italian-based OXYGEN S.p.A. for exclusive distribution in
North America by ZAPWORLD (ZAP). The design incorporates classic Italian
styling with the latest in electric propulsion technology. With more than ten
product categories now, ZAP is adding more fuel to the growing buzz around
personal electric transportation.

    "With just one glance, you can see that LEPTON is different," says ZAP
Chief Engineer Scott Cronk. "We tested every scooter available in the world
and chose the LEPTON. It has that unique Italian style that made scooters a
cult-classic, and electricity adds a whole new dimension, with smooth, quiet
and responsive performance. Smart commuters, students and environmentalists
here in North America now have a practical and exhilarating new mode of
emission-free transportation that also makes a striking fashion statement."

    LEPTON can travel speeds up to 25 MPH with a range of 15 to 30 miles per
charge, depending on rider weight and driving conditions. The scooter falls
into a moped classification, requiring a driver's license and moped
registration. Standard equipment includes maintenance-free batteries, built-in
charger, economy and performance modes, helmet storage, and luggage rack.
Includes a one-year limited warranty. ZAP is currently accepting advance
orders for the LEPTON, which will be available as early as April 2001. Price:
$3395. See one at .

    During the show, ZAP will be showcasing its other products, which include
electric bicycles, land and water scooters, motorcycles, and other electric
vehicles. ZAP helped pioneer the U.S. electric bike market in 1994 and is
recognized as a worldwide leader in electric transportation. The
California-based company is publicly owned and trades on the Nasdaq Small Cap
exchange under the symbol ZAPP.