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2010-04-21 03:00:00

BEIJING, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), the U.S. electric vehicle pioneer, today introduced its design and engineering expertise to the Chinese media and outlined production plans to bring all-electric vehicles to the Chinese market. The company is displaying its all-electric ZAP Taxi targeting the fleet market as well as its innovative all-electric Alias prototype sports car at the Beijing Motor Show. (Photo:...

2005-10-31 14:17:39

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks. So the company, an environment-conscious alternative vehicles distributor called ZAP, went shopping, and found what it was looking for -- in Brazil. There, a small start-up called Obvio! was busy developing a sporty and economical minicar for export. Desperate for...

2005-10-31 09:45:00

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil -- When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks. So the company, an environment-conscious alternative vehicles distributor called ZAP, went shopping, and found what it was looking for -- in Brazil. There, a small start-up called Obvio! was busy developing a sporty and economical minicar for export. Desperate for lucrative minicar...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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