UPDATE 1-Jumbo U.S. "order" for Smart cars sows confusion

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(Adds Smart reaction, details, background, market reaction) FRANKFURT, May 24 (Reuters) - U.S. car customiser ZAP caused a stir on Tuesday by announcing it had ordered $1 billion worth of Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler , but any deal seemed far from certain. California-based ZAP, which modifies the Smart car to meet U.S. safety and emissions standards, acknowledged it was still awaiting confirmation that the order would be filled. The German-American carmaker's Smart division, ...

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