TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - ZENN Motor Company Inc. ("ZMC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ZNN) today announced that effective today, Ian Clifford will resign from his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and assume the role of Founder and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of ZMC. Mr. Clifford, who founded the Company in 2001, will continue to play a key role in defining the Company's future vision and strategic plans.

"The purpose of this transition is twofold", stated Clifford. "Firstly, this makes sense in the context of our focus to preserve cash and I am pleased that my move can contribute towards this objective. Secondly, and most importantly, it allows me to remain dedicated to positively maintaining our key relationship with our technology partner, EEStor, Inc. I take great pride in the company that we have built and look forward to the opportunity to focus on strategic initiatives", Clifford continued.

Rick McGraw, Chair of the Board of the Company stated, "We thank Ian for his many years of leadership as Founder and CEO of ZENN Motor Company. I applaud Ian for his vision of zero emission transportation and know that he will remain extremely committed to supporting our pursuit of that vision by remaining fully engaged in our relationship with our key technology partner, EEStor, Inc. and helping us to set the future direction of the organization."

In what is a natural evolution for ZMC, Brian Cott will become President and CEO of the Company effective today. Mr. Cott joined ZMC in 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer, shortly after ZMC became a publicly listed company.

"I am excited about our current plans and activities and firmly believe that our ZENNergy™ technologies and solutions will have a major impact on the electrification of the automotive industry", Mr. Cott said. "We have assembled a strong core team of executives who are working hard to ensure that ZMC takes full advantage of the significant opportunities emerging in our industry."

About ZENN Motor Company Inc.

ZENN Motor Company, Toronto, Canada, is dedicated to enabling emission-free, energy-efficient transportation through unique, yet widely applicable, technology offerings. Driven by quality, ingenuity and a philosophy of social responsibility, the ZMC team is redefining what is possible in the pursuit of zero emission transportation.

ZENNergy technologies and solutions, to be powered by EEStor's electrical energy storage units (EESU) are expected to enable OEM and Tier 1 partners to deliver advanced electric transportation solutions to their customers. The Company has a Technology Agreement with EEStor that provides certain exclusive and non-exclusive rights to purchase and deploy EEStor's EESU technology, which rights are detailed in the Company's AIF.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, may include forward- looking information that involves various risks and uncertainties that face the Company; such statements may contain such words as "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions, and may be based on management's current assumptions and expectations related to all aspects of the automotive industry, consumer demand for zero emission transportation solutions and the global economy. Risks and uncertainties that may face the Company include, but are not restricted to: the EEStor energy storage technology may not be successfully commercialized at all, in a manner providing the features and benefits expected while under development, or on a timely basis or the Company may not be able to successfully incorporate this technology into its current or proposed products; the Company could fail in its efforts to develop viable ZENNergy technologies and solutions or do so on a timely basis; steps taken by the Company to protect its proprietary rights may not be adequate or third parties may infringe or misappropriate the Company's proprietary rights; the Company has a history of losses from operations and may not be able to obtain financing, if and when required, to fund future expenditures for general administrative activities, including sales and marketing and research and development, expansion, strategic acquisitions or investment opportunities or to respond to competitive pressures; competitors may develop products which offer greater benefits to consumers, have greater market appeal or are more competitively priced than those offered by the Company; the Company may be exposed to product liability claims which exceed insurance policy limits; the Company is dependent on the ability and experience of a relatively small number of key personnel;
new products introduced by the Company may not be accepted in the market or to the extent projected; new laws and regulations may be enacted or existing ones may be applied or governmental action may be taken in a manner which could limit or curtail the production or sale of the Company's products; and the Company may be negatively affected by reduced consumer spending due to the uncertainty of economic and geopolitical conditions. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ from information contained in this release, when estimates and assumptions have been used to measure and report results. There can be no assurance that any statements of forward-looking information contained in this release will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These and all subsequent written and oral statements containing forward-looking information are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by applicable laws, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any statements of forward looking information that speak only as of the date of this release. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties relating to the Company's business are contained under the heading "Risk Factors" in ZMC's current Annual Information Form and its other filings with the various Canadian securities regulators which are available online at

Information contained in this release relating to EEStor, Inc. or the energy storage technology being developed by EEStor has not been reviewed by EEStor and EEStor does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of such information.

Contact Information: ZENN Motor Company
Catherine Scrimgeour
Manager, Public Affairs
416-535-8395 ext. 201
ZENN Motor Company
Larry Goldberg
Chief Financial Officer
416-535-8395 ext. 210