Purolator increases purchase order for Azure hybrid-electric vehicles



    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD & LSE: ADC)
("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of hybrid-electric and
electric powertrains for commercial fleet vehicles, today announced that
Purolator Courier Ltd. ("Purolator"), Canada's largest courier company, has
altered and increased its existing purchase order for Azure hybrid delivery
vans.
    "Purolator is leading the way to less fuel consumption and substantial
emissions reductions through the adoption of cleaner hybrid-electric
technologies for its fleet vehicles. We look forward to continuing to work
closely with Purolator to support its commitment to cleaner, more
cost-effective fleet vehicles," said Scott Harrison, CEO of Azure. "We now
have two major delivery fleet operators as lead customers for our new parallel
hybrid-electric delivery van on the Ford E-450 platform. Looking ahead, our
goal is to secure two additional major delivery fleet operators as lead
customers by year end to further strengthen our order book and increase our
production volumes with our key supply partners."
    Purolator's amended purchase order was placed shortly after the August 8,
2007 funding announcement by the Ontario Government. Ontario is investing
$15 million over four years in a pilot project to encourage businesses to
convert to more environmentally-friendly technologies, such as hybrid power.
The project will help make medium-duty hybrid trucks more affordable for
commercial fleet operators.
    "Since introducing Azure's hybrid-electric vehicles ("HEV") to our fleet
of curb-side delivery vehicles in 2005, we have logged more than 333,000
kilometres, saving almost 60,000 litres of fuel and preventing the emission of
over 150 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions," said Robert Johnson, President
and CEO of Purolator. "We look forward to advancing our deployment of HEVs
using Azure's new parallel hybrid-electric Ford E-450 as we progress in
achieving our vision of leading the industry toward a future standard of zero
emission vehicles."
    Under terms of the initial purchase order (dated September 15, 2005),
Azure supplied 19 HEVs to Purolator. Under terms of an amendment to the
initial purchase order (dated August 3, 2006), Azure was to supply an
additional 115 HEVs to Purolator. To date, 30 of these additional HEVs have
been delivered to Purolator and are currently in service. Under terms of the
amended purchase order (dated August 14, 2007), Azure will supply the
remaining 85 HEVs to Purolator on its new parallel hybrid-electric Ford E-450
platform. Further, Purolator has increased the order to include an additional
20 HEVs for a total of 105 HEVs on the Ford E-450 platform. Azure expects to
deliver all 105 Ford E-450 HEVs in the third and fourth quarters of 2008.

    About Purolator

    As Canada's largest courier company, Purolator Courier Ltd. of
Mississauga, Ontario is committed to its customers. 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 has an extensive service network, with over 12,500 employees,
including more than 3,500 couriers, 123 operations locations, over 150
Shipping Centres, over 570 Authorized Shipping Agents and more than 400 drop
boxes. Purolator processes over 5.5 million pieces (delivery and pick up) each
week for destinations across Canada and around the world. Purolator is
committed to helping alleviate hunger in Canada, and works closely with the
Canadian Association of Food Banks to support local communities. For more
information please visit the company website at www.purolator.com.

    About Azure

    Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) (LSE: ADC) 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 www.azuredynamics.com.

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