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ZAP Jonway Appoints 20-Year Chinese Automotive Veteran Zhang Da Qi as General Manager of Jonway Auto/Operations and Sales

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SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZAP Jonway (OTCBB:ZAAP), a designer and manufacturer of gasoline and new energy electric vehicles (EVs), appointed Zhang Da Qi as General Manager of Jonway Auto/Operations and Sales. In this role, he will focus on strengthening the company's marketing and sales organization and its supporting operations. Mr. Zhang reports directly to co-Chief Executive Officer, Wang "Alex" Gang.

Alex Wang, co-Chief Executive Officer of ZAP Jonway, stated: "Zhang brings over 20 years of automotive management experience. He spent fifteen years, working with general manager responsibilities, in one of the automotive divisions of First Auto Works (FAW), ranked third largest in China. He has a proven track record in building up a strong sales team that delivered several tens of thousands of vehicles per year. He also led the sales team during the formative years at Zotye Auto, a private automobile company based in Hangzhou, where he was instrumental in building up sales from scratch in a short couple of years' time and delivered over 30,000 vehicles per year."

Chairman of ZAP Jonway Priscilla Lu stated: "Mr. Zhang's successful experience in his former companies, in building strong dealership networks, is vital to our next level of growth. He believes in shaping the company's strategy and priorities based on market feedback and sales performance. Zhang, with strong sales background and general manager experience, is a valuable addition to the new team that Alex Wang, our co-CEO, is putting in place to lead the company towards our goal of becoming one of the leaders in delivering quality products in China's automotive industry."

Mr. Zhang added: "I look forward to applying my skills and experience in the automotive industry to help drive ZAP Jonway's growth. ZAP Jonway, with its new EV product line differentiated by competitive technology that is ready to launch next year, is well positioned to address China's new energy vehicle market; an exciting new market stimulated by the government's rebate incentives for full electric vehicle sales. I am excited to be part of the management team to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to build one of the potential market leaders in this space."

Most recently, Mr. Zhang served as executive vice president for Hua Tai Auto, a large China-based passenger vehicle maker. Previously, he served as vice president of Zotye Auto, a China-based SUV manufacturer. At both companies, he led business strategy, manufacturing, sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions and new plant establishment programs. His career began with Tianjin Xiali Auto Co., Ltd., (Xiali Auto), a key business unit of FAW, one of China's largest auto manufacturers, sold over 2.56 million vehicles in 2010. In over 15 years with Xiali Auto, Mr. Zhang was responsible for technology development, business operations management, sales and human resources functions. Mr. Zhang received a MBA from Macau Open University.

About ZAP Jonway

ZAP Jonway combines the attributes of both companies, ZAP and Jonway Automobile, to design and manufacture quality, affordable gasoline and new energy electric vehicles (EVs). With Jonway Automobile's established ISO 9000 manufacturing facilities, research and development and sales and customer service facilities in China, ZAP Jonway is well positioned to scale up production and sales for both gasoline and EVs for China and the international markets. ZAP, an early pioneer of EVs, brings to the new combined company a broad range of EV design experience that is being applied to new product lines. ZAP Jonway is focused on addressing EV fleets targeting city deliveries trucks and vans used by university campuses, government and corporate markets in China and the United States, while utilizing its gasoline vehicle production quantities to gain economy of scale through its common vehicle parts and platforms. ZAP Jonway benefits from the established China dealership and customer support network developed by Jonway Automobile for its China sales and services. ZAP Jonway is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California and its production facility is located in Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China. Additional information about ZAP Jonway is available at

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