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Azure Dynamics` Transit Connect Electric Rated # 3 On EPA Top 10 Fuel-Efficient List for 2012

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OAK PARK, Michigan, December 13, 2011 /PR Newswire/ --  

Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) ('Azure' or the 'Company'), a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for light and medium duty commercial vehicles, today announced that its Transit Connect Electric van was rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the third most fuel efficient vehicle for 2012.

'We are pleased that the Transit Connect Electric continues to be recognized as one of the top fuel efficient vehicles available for consumers and fleet operators worldwide,' said Scott Harrison, CEO of Azure Dynamics.  'In addition to fuel and maintenance efficiencies, more and more customers are demanding cleaner, more efficient power for their fleets. Combined with the car-like driving characteristics and reduced operating costs, the Transit Connect Electric is an ideal product for them.'

The Ford Transit Connect Electric utilizes an advanced lithium-ion battery from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.  Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging.  Use of the vehicles will also reduce fuel and maintenance costs, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

A complete list of the EPA's Top 10 Fuel Efficient vehicles for 2012 can be found at: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/topten.jsp.

For more information on how Azure Dynamics powertrains are 'Driving a World of Difference,' please visit http://www.azuredynamics.com.

About Azure Dynamics

Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) is a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for light and medium duty commercial vehicles. Azure is strategically targeting the commercial delivery vehicle and shuttle bus markets and is currently working internationally with a variety of 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 http://www.azuredynamics.com.

The TSX Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information: Juris Pagrabs, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1(248)298-2403 ext 7570, Email: jpagrabs@azuredynamics.com

 

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