Azure Dynamics receives order from a major baking industry fleet for balance hybrid electric vehicles

    OAK PARK, MI, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD, LSE:
ADC & OTCQX: AZDDF) - ("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of
hybrid electric and electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, announced
today it has received an order from one of the largest baking companies in the
USA for two Balance(TM) Hybrid Electric Ford E-450 Walk In Vans. The new
orders represent the 145th and 146th Balance(TM) Hybrid Electric sales since
their launch in May 2008.
    "This sale is another milestone for Azure Dynamics. This is the first
purchase of hybrid electric route delivery trucks by the baking industry in
North America," said Scott Harrison, Azure's Chief Executive Officer. "This
order, along with the previous 144 Balance(TM) Hybrid Electric orders, again
demonstrates the depth and functionality of Azure's parallel hybrid system,
and also validates the broad application of our technology across various
    "Bakers are facing record input costs - both commodities and fuel," said
Robert Mackie, President of the American Bakers Association. "As an industry
with the fourth largest fleet of vehicles in the country, we are exploring a
multitude of new technologies that will allow us to deliver the freshest
possible products in the most cost effective manner. The new hybrid
technologies have exciting potential to accomplish these important goals."
    With soaring fuel costs, many forward-looking companies are taking
innovative approaches to lower the operating costs of their route delivery
trucks by using Azure's Balance(TM) Hybrid Electric Technology. The technology
improves fuel economy by up to 40%, while reducing the carbon foot print by
approximately 30%, creating a significant positive impact on the environment
and air quality. In addition, Azure's Balance(TM) Hybrid Electric technology
reduces vehicle maintenance costs by approximately 30% thereby further
reducing the overall fleet operating costs.

    About Azure Dynamics

    Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) (LSE: ADC) (OTCQX: AZDDF) 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
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