Alternative Fuel Systems announces additional project for Tata Motors

CALGARY, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Alternative Fuel Systems (2004) Inc. ("AFS" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: AFX) announced today that it has been selected by Tata Motors for a project involving the compressed natural gas ("CNG") fuelled version of the recently announced "Xenon XT" extended cab pickup truck. Tata Motors is one of India's largest manufacturers of motor vehicles. AFS President and CEO Jim Perry stated that "A Xenon XT provided by Tata Motors (Thailand) Ltd. equipped with an AFS engine control system has now arrived in Calgary. We are in the process of licensing the vehicle for testing on Canadian roads. The objective of our project is to refine the Xenon engine control system to provide optimal drivability and performance under a wide spectrum of operating conditions. It is very important to vehicle buyers that the pickup has a smooth and powerful feel in real world driving. The only way to properly assure this elevated level of performance is through testing on a production vehicle."

Mr. Perry added that "We now have four different Tata Motors vehicles in Calgary, most of which are representative of vehicles in production in India or surrounding countries. Each of them represents a separate opportunity for growth in our business when their geographic distribution and sales volumes expand as is anticipated. In countries such as India and Thailand, the price of CNG is considerably lower than that of gasoline or diesel, so there are significant economic advantages to purchasers of natural gas fuelled vehicles. According to published reports, India has one of the most rapidly growing fleets of eco-friendly CNG vehicles in the world. We believe that we are well positioned to participate in this exciting and quickly accelerating marketplace".

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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

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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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