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SOURCE: HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc.
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - November 25, 2013) - HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. (OTCQB: HPTG) ("HydroPhi"), a developer of water-based, clean energy technology that delivers improved fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and Energia Vehicular Limpia S.A. de C.V. ("EVL"), the Company's master distributor for Mexico, today announced the installation of four Hydroplant™ units on Rutas Unidas' medium-size inner city transit buses in Mexico City, Mexico on a test basis. The HydroPlant technology (HydroPlant™) is designed to reduce vehicle operating costs and improve greenhouse gas emissions by improving fuel efficiency up to 20% while lowering greenhouse emissions up to 70%.
Rutas Unidas Federación de Transportistas Independientes de México, a large transit bus operator based in Mexico City, Mexico, plans to equip their vehicles with Hydroplant™ over the next 18 months if the testing results remain positive. Over time, they could install the technology on all approximately 2,750 of their vehicles.
José Antonio Sánchez Escalante, President of Rutas Unidas, said, "Installation and initial testing of the Hydroplant™ technology went extremely well and we look forward to confirming the promising results of fuel reduction that have come out of this innovative technology. With plans to install Hydroplant™ on all of our vehicles, we expect to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from bus transportation, as well as reduce our operating costs and ultimately improve the air quality in Mexico City."
Roger M. Slotkin, CEO of HydroPhi, stated, "We are pleased to see installation of the first four Hydroplants™ in Mexico City and are eager to extend our technology to all Rutas Unidas vehicles in the upcoming months and years. The Hydroplant ™ technology improves fuel efficiency by injecting hydrogen and oxygen into engines and will be exceedingly valuable to these transit bus companies. Our agreement with Energia Vehicular Limpia will be essential in spreading our technology, and we look forward to continuing to address the major issue of pollution and extreme fuel inefficiency from transit buses across Mexico and Latin America in the future."
About Rutas Unidas
RUTAS UNIDAS, established in 1957, is the largest association of public transportation bus owners in Mexico, with more than 8,500 vehicles affiliated. It centers its operations in Mexico City where it handles almost 25 percent of government authorized routes, with a mix of vans, micro and regular full size buses. Since 2007 it has been pursuing 'clean' solutions for its different types of fleets that meet both profitability and environmental targets in the immediate future.
About Energia Vehicular Limpia S.A. de C.V.
Founded in 2007 and based in Mexico City, EVL's work focuses on finding green solutions for public transportation in Mexico and Latin America's urban markets. Supported by strong development agreements with leading institutions like Mexico's National University (UNAM) and National Polytechnic institute (IPN), EVL has an extensive track record of collaborative work with the largest public transportation owners associations in both Mexico City and Guadalajara. These collaborations are key towards making the cities' fleets more ecological, ranging from zero emission buses to high-impact fuel and emission reduction devices.
HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. (HPTG) is a developer of water-based hydrogen fuel production systems. The Company's technology isn't a fuel cell, nor is it a hydrogen alternative to traditional hydrocarbon fuels. The system utilizes distilled water for the production of hydrogen and oxygen, which is then injected into the air intake of an engine utilizing carbon-based fuels such as diesel, unleaded gasoline and natural gas. HPTG's technology, (HydroPlant™) has been company tested with resulting reduced vehicle operating costs by improved fuel efficiency up to 20%, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions up to 70%. By using an on-board, on-demand electrolysis system to separate hydrogen and oxygen from water, the technology eliminates the need for high-pressure hydrogen storage or hazardous chemicals while producing a stable, inexpensive alternative fuel source. By offering a real-time monitoring system as part of a hydrogen fuel solution with retrofit capability into standard vehicle engines, HPTG provides fuel efficiency to a potentially broad spectrum of users, including logistics, trucking, heavy equipment, marine and agriculture. Additional information about the Company and the technology is available at: www.hydrophi.com.
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