Electric car maker Zap! has benefited from rising gas prices in the past and their financial numbers are showing it. They had record sales of $9.9 million for the first nine months of 2006, compared to $2.9 million during the previous year. Sales during the third quarter were $2.6 million, a jump over the $799,000 during the third quarter of 2005. During the quarter they also recorded a profit of $305,000, a turnaround from the loss of $6.8 million dollars. At least part of the profit was due to the settlement of some liabilities related to Smart-Automobile LLC.
[Source: Zap!]

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