ZAP begins Green City Development Project with Shanghai's Yangpu District

Since ZAP Jonway CEO Steve Schneider joined the Bay Area Council in September 2010, regional ties with Chinese auto industry have been reaching ground breaking levels.

ZAP signed an MOU agreement 
The Bay Area Council (, opened an office in June 2010 in the Yangpu District of Shanghai to help Bay Area businesses expand into the Chinese market, while working to attract Chinese businesses and investment to that region. It has also held major conferences in China      on venture capital and green technology while hosting and sending senior delegations to China. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger participated in some of the trade mission which weighted on ZAP Jonway's successfull deal with the government of Shanghai's Yangpu District to develop a Green City Zone in Yangpu's downtown, home to 1.24 million of people,using electric vehicles for its public transportation while installing also the EV charging infrastructure, battery swap-out stations and maintenance support centers.

ZAP Jonway CEO Steven Schneider
“New plug-in vehicle technologies from ZAP, together with Jonway’s cost effective manufacturing in China, will accelerate the implementation of our Green Project with Yangpu. This truly bridges the best aspects of both the US and China, leveraging the strengths of the technological innovation in the Bay Area and Yangpu,” said ZAP CEO Steve Schneider,

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
“We have just started the initial planning of this long term project. The hard work of implementation and operations is ahead of us. We believe that the project planning and resourcing will be a yearlong process. We are pleased to be part of Yangpu’s Green Project and share Party Secretary Chen Yin’s vision and commitment to delivering his objectives,” says ZAP Chairman Dr. Priscilla Lu.

To execute these plans and better access the Chinese market, ZAP Jonway will open its EV sales and operations office in the Yangpu District and plans to establish its research and development engineering center in the district to take advantage of the university communities, that within the 24 square mile district of Yangpu there are 14 universities surrounding the Knowledge Innovation Center (KIC), a technology community that includes Fudan University and Tongji University, making this area one of the leading research centers in China on Clean Tech.
About ZAP
Based in Santa Rosa, ZAP has been a pioneer in the electric vehicle industry since 1994, engaging in the design, development, commercialization and distribution of 100% pure electric vehicles and power systems, and delivering a wide range of vehicle designs to consumers and fleet customers in the United States and international markets for sixteen years.The company supplies electric trucks and vans to military, government and corporate fleets and offers personal transportation products including electric motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and some of the only electric city-speed vehicles in production today. ZAP is also developing a freeway capable electric vehicle called the ZAP Alias that was a finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

About Jonway
Jonway is the trade name of Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co., Ltd., an automobile manufacturer based in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China that currently produces several thousand units per year of two SUV models, the A380 3-door and the A380 5-door.Built in 2009, Jonway’s modern 3.6 million square foot factory on 141 acres is ISO9000 certified and has the capacity to produce up to 30,000 units per year.It employs over 800 workers and distributes its vehicles in China through 80 factory direct dealers and hundreds of factory authorized dealers.Jonway Auto is a subsidiary of Jonway Group, which has been a leader in the manufacturing of motorcycles, ATVs and related products for more than 20 years.

ZAP Jonway CEO Joins Bay Area Council to Strengthen Regional Ties with China (Sep,4,2010) 

ZAP Begins Project Development on Green City Partnership with Shanghai’s Yangpu District (Dec,17,2010)


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