Azure Dynamics Announces Additional Order of 50 Vehicles from Purolator

    OAK PARK, MI, June 18 /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, announced today that Purolator Courier Ltd.
("Purolator") has placed an order for an additional 50 Balance(TM) Hybrid
Electric trucks. The trucks will be delivered in the fourth quarter 2009 and
will be deployed primarily in Ontario. Purolator previously received its
initial order of 105 Balance(TM) Hybrid Electrics.
    "In keeping with its commitment to minimize its environmental footprint,
Purolator continues to upgrade its vehicle fleet with cleaner and greener
Azure vehicles," said Scott Harrison, Azure Dynamics Chief Executive Officer.
    "We're delighted with our relationship with Azure and the performance of
our current fleet of Azure products," said Serge Viola, Director, National
Fleet and Ground Line Haul for Purolator. "They are helping us reduce
operating costs by improving our fuel economy and up time. We look forward to
expanding our hybrid fleet in communities across Canada."
    The Azure Balance Hybrid Electric vehicles ordered by Purolator are
integrated on a Ford E450 chassis. The hybrid drive train has unique
attributes like engine-off at idle and at below 20 miles per hour, while
electronically supporting key ancillary functions like power steering and
braking. The powertrain, with a Ford 5.4L gasoline engine, can improve fuel
economy by up to 40%, while reducing carbon emission by up to 30% in city
conditions. The powertrain also offers a significant reduction in maintenance
costs versus conventionally equipped competitors.

    About Purolator

    Purolator Courier Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario is proud of its Canadian
heritage. As Canada's largest courier company and one of Canada's 10 Most
Admired Corporate Cultures(TM) (2008), Purolator is committed to its customers
and over 12,500 employees, including more than 3,500 couriers. From automated
solutions to 24 hour pick up and delivery, Purolator provides customers with
the services and customized solutions required to get their shipments across
town or around the world. Purolator operates Canada's largest dedicated air
express fleet and has an extensive service network, with over 140 operations
locations, over 140 Shipping Centres, over 550 Authorized Shipping Agents and
more than 350 drop boxes.
    Purolator has also implemented a company-wide Quality Leadership Process
that provides the necessary framework for continuous improvement and
operational excellence. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger,
Purolator also works closely with Food Banks Canada. Since 2003, Purolator has
helped collect more than two million pounds of food for local food banks
across Canada. For more company information please visit

    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

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    accuracy of this release.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. More
particularly, this press release contains statements concerning Azure's
business development strategy, projected commercial revenues and product
    The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and
assumptions made by Azure, including expectations and assumptions concerning
achievement of current timetables for development programs, target market
acceptance of Azure's products, current and new product performance,
availability and cost of labour and expertise, and evolving markets for power
for transportation vehicles. Although Azure believes that the expectations and
assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable,
undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because
Azure can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since
forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very
nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could
differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors
and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with
Azure's early stage of development, lack of product revenues and history of
losses, requirements for additional financing, uncertainty as to commercial
viability, uncertainty as to product development and commercialization
milestones being met, uncertainty as to the market for Azure's products and
unproven acceptance of Azure's technology, competition for capital, product
market and personnel, uncertainty as to target markets, dependence upon third
parties, changes in environmental laws or policies, uncertainty as to patent
and proprietary rights, availability of management and key personnel, and
acquisition integration risk. These risks are set out in more detail in
Azure's annual information form which can be accessed at
    The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made
as of the date hereof and Azure undertakes no obligation to update publicly or
revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable
securities laws.

For further information:

For further information: Mike Elwood, Vice President-Marketing, (905)
607-3486 x203, Email:; Jay Sandler, Vice President,
Sales, (248) 298-2403 ext 1205, Email:; Patrick
Liebler, Liebler Group, (248) 229-4418, Email:

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