Donner Corp. International Reiterates Buy Recommendation on ZAPWORLD.COM

Santa Ana, California, UNITED STATES

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- The following is being issued by Donner Corporation International, a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, CRD number 37702.

Donner Corp. International, an Investment Banking firm headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., today reiterated its Buy Recommendation on ZAPWORLD.COM (Nasdaq:ZAPP), Sebastopol, Calif. ZAP (Zero Air Pollution) is one of the world's leading companies in the light electric vehicle industry, producing and marketing vehicles such as scooters, bikes and other personal electric vehicles.

Donner said it is reiterating its Buy Recommendation based on a number of positive, significant recent announcements from the Company, including:

 -- The expectation of strong third quarter revenues as well as
    improved earnings compared to the third quarter of 1999.  ZAP
    reported a production record for the month of August of $3.6
    million, up $500,000 from the previous record set in July.  ZAP
    has initiated a second work shift and seven-day production to meet
    Holiday demands. 
 -- The acquisition of Electric Motorbike Inc., Sebastopol, Calif., a
    developer of one of the world's only electric motorcycles.  The
    Company's LECTRA is believed to be one of the world's only 
    production-ready electric motorcycles.  This is the fourth 
    electric vehicle company acquired by ZAP in the past 12 months.
 -- ZAP's prediction, made by CEO Gary Starr at the 17th International
    Electric Vehicle Symposium in Montreal, that the market for light 
    electric transportation vehicles is skyrocketing worldwide and 
    these vehicles will "sell into the millions of units by 2005."  
    Global environmental pressures, higher oil prices, population 
    pressures and urban traffic congestion are creating this strong 
 -- The announcement that Lucas Learning Ltd, producer of high quality
    interactive products including a console video game based on Star 
    Wars, is co-marketing ZAP's latest scooters.
 -- The announcement that ZAP has signed an exclusive distribution 
    contract with an Italian firm for four European countries, 
    including Italy.  ZAP has sold its scooters in 65 countries 

"ZAP's market valuation is much lower than comparable companies including Unique Mobility (AMEX:VQM), Evercel (Nasdaq:EVRL), Plug Power (Nasdaq:PLUG), and Manhattan Scientific (OTCBB:MHTX). "ZAPWORLD.COM offers investors strong upside potential," Donner concluded.

Copies of the Donner report on ZAPWORLD.COM are available at

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