CALGARY, May 2 /CNW/ - Alternative Fuel Systems (2004) Inc. ("AFS" or the "Company") (TSXV: AFX) announced today that it recorded total revenue of $833,683 for the period ending March 31, 2011, up 54% compared to $540,750 for the same period of 2010. For the first quarter of 2011, the Company had a loss of ($16,609) compared to a loss of ($63,412) in the three months ended March 31, 2010. The Company is now preparing its financial statements for the first quarter, including comparative results showing the effects of the transition to IFRS reporting.

Jim Perry, President and CEO of AFS, stated, "We are pleased to report that our sales of engine control systems were up by 93% in the first quarter of 2011 versus the same period of 2010, from $298,000 to $575,000. These sales were primarily for use in light commercial vehicles being manufactured in India and Thailand. Sales of natural gas fuel injectors, which are used by several customers in the same vehicles as our engine controllers, increased by 80% in the same period, from $74,000 in Q1 of 2010 to $133,000 in Q1 of 2011. Sales of natural gas pressure regulators, which are primarily used for spare parts in previously manufactured vehicles, decreased from $94,000 to $68,000 in the three months ended March 31, 2011. Engineering services sales in the first quarter of 2011 were $32,000 compared to $48,000 in Q1 of 2010."

Mr. Perry added, "Foreign exchange continues to pressure our margins. In the first quarter of 2010, margin on product sales was 41%. In the three months ended March 31, 2011, product sales margin was 38%. Most of our sales are made in US dollars, and the Canadian dollar has continued to gain in value compared to that currency. In addition, we are seeing a shift in our engine controller sales toward higher volume, lower margin products. We are looking at various options to address these challenging issues."

AFS, based in Calgary, Canada, is a leading developer and manufacturer of natural gas vehicle engine controllers and associated components.

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All forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Further information about the factors affecting forward-looking statements is available in the Company's current financial statements and other documents that the Company files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Copies of these documents are available without charge from the Company or electronically on the Internet on the Company's SEDAR profile at

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Alternative Fuel Systems (2004) Inc.

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