ZAP and Remy Electric Motors Sign Strategic Development and Supply Agreement

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Remy Electric Motors, LLC, has

been named the new electric motor supplier to ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP).
Today ZAP Founder Gary Starr and Remy Electric Motors General Manager Kevin
Quinn told an audience of exhibitors and participants at this year’s World
Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS) in Shenzhen, China, that the two
companies have signed a long term motor supply and development agreement. Remy
HVH 250 electric motors will now be used globally in ZAP’s cars and sports
utility vehicles. Additionally, ZAP is developing a drivetrain with the Remy
motor for use in automotive platforms of ZAP and those of several Chinese

U.S.-based ZAP acquired 51 percent of Chinese auto manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway
Automobile Company Ltd. this year. This merger has given ZAP access to the
Chinese market through Jonway Auto’s distribution channels of more than 80
factory direct dealerships that feed into hundreds of factory authorized
dealers. The new supply and development agreement signed by ZAP and Remy
provides Remy with a strategic partner in the Chinese electric vehicle market.

Remy’s Kevin Quinn stated, “This new agreement with ZAP recognizes the superior
performance and proven reliability of Remy’s electric motors. We are proud to
partner with ZAP as they develop global markets with their line of innovative
electric vehicles.”

Innovation is a hallmark of ZAP. One of their newest development projects, the
Alias electric car, participated this year in the $10 million Progressive
Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a competition for 100 MPG or energy equivalent
vehicles. ZAP’s Alias placed among the top seven finalists from the original 115
teams and was recognized as the most practical and the most wanted design in the

ZAP Founder Gary Starr said, “Remy has proven to be a great partner. We are
convinced their electric motor is the best on the market. ZAP is continually
advancing our products to ensure industry leading performance and reliability.
Switching to Remy electric motors for our entire line of vehicles is going to
provide our customers with even more power and efficiency. This partnership is
definitely a win-win for everyone involved.”

A worldwide audience became acquainted with ZAP’s electric vehicles in 2010 when
ZAP’s Electric SUV Taxis were featured during the Shanghai World Fair. ZAP and
Jonway Auto shuttled officials and VIPs during the exposition. These same
vehicles will now be made available globally using the Remy HVH 250 electric

This is not the first time ZAP and Remy have partnered. Remy Electric Motors
joined forces with ZAP in the development of an electric postal delivery vehicle
for the United States Postal Service (USPS). This vehicle was chosen as one of
the five approved vehicle participants in a year-long trial by the USPS.

Remy’s patented High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) technology’s world-class torque and
power density deliver added speed and range to ZAP’s electric vehicles. Brands
like AMP Electric Vehicles, GM, Mercedes, BMW, Aptera and Allison Transmission
use the Remy HVH electric motor for its superior technology, reliability and the
speed to market that come with Remy’s existing global production capacity.

Today, there are more than 80,000 customer-validated Remy motors on the road.
With over a billion miles of proven reliability, Remy’s compact HVH electric
propulsion motors are power-dense, lab-tested and road-proven. For more details
about the HVH250 Series electric motors, visit the Remy website at:

About Remy International, Inc.

Remy International, Inc., headquartered in Pendleton, Indiana, is a leading
global manufacturer, remanufacturer and distributor of light duty starters and
alternators and Delco Remy brand heavy-duty systems. Remy International also
manufactures and distributes electric propulsion motors designed with leading
edge technology and backed by the security of over a billion miles of proven
reliability. In business for over 100 years, today Remy International is
actively collaborating with companies throughout the world to develop
innovations that are transforming the vehicle industry. Recently, Remy
International was recognized by the United States Department of Energy for its
leadership role in the hybrid technologies space and awarded a $60 million grant
under the Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative.

To learn more, visit the Remy brand website at

About ZAP

ZAP is one of the oldest and most experienced EV providers, having delivered a
broad range of over 117,000 vehicles to more than 75 countries since 1994. ZAP
supplies electric trucks and vans to military, government and corporate fleets
and is an innovator of electric motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. The Santa Rosa,
California based company is one of the few to offer all-electric city-speed cars
and trucks that are in production today. ZAP is also developing a freeway
capable electric vehicle called the Alias. Further news and information is
available at

To learn more, visit the ZAP website at

This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under
Award Number DE-EE0002023. This release was prepared as an account of work
sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United
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SOURCE Remy International, Inc.

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