Is it news when a company sells eleven electric vehicles? It is if you’re Zap, which issues press releases on a very fast schedule (compared to actual achievements – see Alias), and just wanted to let everyone know that eleven Zaptruck XLs have been ordered by the U.S. Military, along with five rapid-charging stations. The military first ordered some Zaptrucks in June on a trial basis. Zap says that the Federal Aviation Administration also ordered seven of these trucks in August.
In other news, Zap has been increasing production and assembly schedules, said COO Amos Kazzaz. Zap’s CEO, Steve Schneider, and Board Chair Priscilla Lu recently returned from China on a trip designed to expand manufacturing supply line agreements. According to Amos Kazzaz, ZAP’s COO in charge of production and sales, “We have been increasing our production and assembly schedules for the past several months and I expect to see even more ramp-up initiatives in the next quarter.”
U.S. military orders more Zaptruck XLs, Zap ups production schedules originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.