Alternative Fuel Systems announces engine controller customer in India

    CALGARY, June 22 /CNW/ - Alternative Fuel Systems (2004) Inc. ("AFS" or
the "Company") (TSX Venture: AFX) announced today that it is providing natural
gas engine controllers to Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. ("Mahindra"), a major
manufacturer of motor vehicles in India. AFS President and CEO Jim Perry said
that, "We are very pleased that Mahindra is using our engine controllers for
their new compressed natural gas ("CNG") Maxx Maxi Truck, now in production.
In this Mahindra project, AFS and Advantek Fuel Systems Pvt. Ltd, our India
based partner, are providing natural gas fuel systems, including engine
controllers designed, programmed and built by our Company. We have been
supplying controllers for Mahindra Bolero CNG pick-ups over the last year, and
the introduction of the Maxx Maxi truck is a significant milestone. Mahindra
is very active in the fast growing CNG vehicle market, and we are continuing
to work with them and with Advantek on projects scheduled for future
    Mr. Perry added that, "According to their recent press release, Mahindra
is the market leader in the 2 to 3 ton G.V.W. pick-up category with a market
share of 85% for fiscal year 2009. AFS has also seen that government agencies
in India are vigorously supporting the change from diesel vehicles to natural
gas fuelled vehicles in order to combat pollution. By working with the market
leader in this vehicle class, and with the regulatory support that is helping
the market to expand rapidly, we are well positioned to increase our
participation in the natural gas engine controller business."

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