AFS ships 20,000th engine controller to India

CALGARY, June 21 /CNW/ - Alternative Fuel Systems (2004) Inc. ("AFS" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: AFX) announced today that the Company's engine controller shipments to original equipment manufacturers ("OEM's") in India over the past three years have now exceeded 20,000 units.

AFS President and CEO Jim Perry stated "This sales level is a major milestone for AFS. We have stated that one of our main objectives is to grow the OEM electronics side of our business. By shipping our 20,000th engine controller to India late last week, we have demonstrated significant progress toward that goal. As well, shipments to customers in other countries for both OEM and aftermarket applications have also shown good growth".

AFS engine controllers are used in a variety of applications, primarily by OEM's serving the light commercial vehicle segment. These applications include small trucks designed for in-city deliveries, as well as pickup trucks and passenger vans. The vehicles that use AFS engine controllers in India and Thailand have compressed natural gas ("CNG") as their sole fuel, providing meaningful reductions in harmful emissions versus diesel fuelled vehicles. The significant price advantage of CNG versus gasoline and diesel fuel in many countries also serves as an incentive for customers to purchase CNG fuelled vehicles.

Mr. Perry added that "The volume of engine controller shipments to Tata Motors and to Mahindra & Mahindra has been growing over time, and we hope to see that trend continue. In addition, we are working with other customers in India and other countries on various projects that we hope to see make the transition into production. A broader customer base will provide more opportunities for increased sales, in addition to growth that we hope to see as current customers introduce additional CNG models into their fleets".

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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 .


For further information: For further information: Jim Perry, President and CEO, Phone: (403) 516-6632, E-mail; Visit our website at:

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