Two East Coast Colleges Order Azure Dynamics Shuttle Buses



    OAK PARK, MI, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) -
("Azure") or (the "Company"), a leading developer of state-of-the-art green
technologies that address environmental and cost issues for the commercial
transportation industry, today announced that its shuttle buses will service
student and faculty needs at both the College of Staten Island and the
University of Fairfield. The two CitiBuses will be delivered in late September
for the fall semester.
    "We believe that our CitiBuses will be welcomed additions to campus life
at the two schools," said Jay Sandler, Azure Dynamics Vice President of Sales.
"Students will have access to our innovative transportation technology that
reduces emissions thereby protecting air quality at the serene campus
locations. The schools will also benefit from the hybrid electric drive
train's reduced fuel usage and lower maintenance costs."
    The College of Staten Island is working to set a green example for its
community. The College is working with the New York Power Authority for grant
money to aide in its purchase of the Azure CitiBus.
    "We support the college's effort in securing grant money to help offset
the cost of the hybrid electric shuttle," said Sandler. "Our vehicles have a
demonstrable payback. Under typical operating conditions, and depending on the
variable cost of fuel, our products can offer a return on investment in
approximately four years. The average lifecycle of a shuttle bus is closer to
twelve years, making a compelling economic case for our technology independent
of incentive and grant contributions."
    The second CitiBus will be delivered to J & R Tours which will manage the
bus on behalf of the University of Fairfield in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Fairfield's campus spans 200 rolling acres just one hour from New York City
and minutes from Long Island Sound. The University's administration is eager
to add the convenience of a new campus shuttle while safeguarding its air
quality.
    Arcola Bus Sales in Carlstadt, New Jersey, managed both sales. For over a
quarter of a century, Arcola has been providing solutions for virtually every
type of transportation and mobility need. Arcola Bus Sales is one of the
largest mini-bus distributors in the country and represent the nation's
premier vehicle manufacturers.
    For more information about Azure Dynamics and its products, please visit
www.azuredynamics.com.

    About Azure Dynamics

    Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) is a world leader in the
development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and
powertrain systems for commercial vehicles. Azure is strategically targeting
the commercial delivery vehicle and shuttle bus markets and is currently
working internationally with various partners and customers. The Company is
committed to providing customers and partners with innovative, cost-efficient,
and environmentally-friendly energy management solutions. For more information
please visit www.azuredynamics.com.

    
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For further information:

For further information: ON AZURE, CONTACT: Jay Sandler, Vice President
- Sales, (248) 298-2403 x1205, Email: jsandler@azuredynamics.com; Mike Elwood,
Vice President-Marketing, (905) 607-3486 x203, Email:
melwood@azuredynamics.com; Patrick Liebler, Liebler Group, (248) 229-4418,
Email: pat@lieblergroup.com

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