Consumers Continue to Demand Environmentally Friendly Cars and Automakers Respond

Dec. 7, 2006 – POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – December 7, 2006, www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading investor and industry portal for the renewable energy sector, reviews the momentum surrounding the green car industry as global warming, costly fuel prices and the need for energy independence drives demand. Alternative transportation companies such as electric car developer and distributor ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) with current electric models on the market today, and ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ: GPRE), work to capitalize on consumer demands for cleaner vehicles and fuels. With the shift towards green cars taking hold, automakers such as Honda, General Motors, Toyota and others are stepping up efforts for further research and development in this area.

As the auto industry faces recent slipping sales, clean energy vehicles are catching the attention of consumers looking for efficiency and environmentally friendly alternatives, giving manufacturers a new direction for growth. The momentum behind green cars is a reaction to a variety of factors such as fuel prices despite current declines, environmental issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and global national energy security concerns.

This week many new clean energy vehicles are being introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a platform for the unveiling of current and future alternative vehicles. Creating a buzz were displays of plug-in hybrids, which use electric motors with a gasoline engine as a backup, and electric vehicles that run entirely on electricity. Also in the mix were natural gas, ethanol and biodiesel vehicles. Another event, the AltCars Expo this weekend in Santa Monica, is shaping up to be the one of the premiere events for alternative fuel vehicles, and many of the new models and concepts will be present.

To read more on ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) visit: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ZAAP/Default.asp or the Company’s website at www.zapworld.com

To read more on Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ: GPRE) visit: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/co/gpre/ or the Company’s website at: www.gpreethanol.com

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