SOURCE: T3 Motion, Inc.

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December 14, 2009 12:43 ET

U.S.P.S. Goes Green to Deliver Mail With Electric T3 Motion Vehicle

Specially-Modified Electric Clean Energy T3 Series Vehicles Deliver Mail for Less Than 4 Cents a Mile

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - T3 Motion, Inc. (OTCBB: TMMM) has been working with the U.S. Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) on initiatives to "green" their massive neighborhood delivery fleet. As part of their effort to find more sustainable, environmentally friendly vehicle technologies, the Postal Service has been identifying new alternatives that are less dependent on petroleum-based fuels to replace 195,000 neighborhood delivery vehicles of its total 220,000 vehicles which represents the world's largest civilian fleet.

The engineering and design collaboration between the U.S. Postal Service and T3 Motion, Inc. led to the development of a T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicle (ESV) specialized cargo rack system, on-board parcel storage, and a custom solar-powered alarmed trailer. The T3s have been deployed for mail delivery in Irvine, CA, San Diego, CA, Sun City, AZ, and two cities in south Florida.

The T3 Series ESVs can be used with or without a trailer. The trailer stores mail and packages, and features lockable and secure compartments and a solar panel to power the trailer's anti-theft system. The trailers also have GPS and special braking features.

U.S.P.S. postal carriers wear a helmet and stand when operating the T3. It has a range of 40 miles, a maximum speed of 12 mph and a load capacity of 450 lbs. Most importantly, it produces zero emissions and costs less than 4 cents a mile to operate.

The Postal Service delivers more than 200 billion pieces of mail a year to 148 million addresses, traveling 1.1 billion miles and using 125 million gallons of gasoline. Fuel costs in 2007 were $1.7 billion and were expected to increase in 2008 by more than $600 million.

"We are looking for vehicles that operate from a fuel source that will reduce or eliminate our dependence on petroleum products, that are good for the environment, good for our customers and good for the Postal Service," said Irvine Postmaster Pete Galindo.

Moving forward with non-petroleum fueled vehicles is more important to the Postal Service than ever, Galindo said, since a one-cent increase in a gallon of fuel adds $8 million annually to Postal Service expenses.

"T3 Motion is very proud to be working with the U.S.P.S. to provide clean technology solutions for their fleet," said Ki Nam, C.E.O. of T3 Motion, Inc. "This opportunity speaks not only to the tremendous versatility of the T3 Series ESV, it speaks of our commitment to working closely with our customers to develop custom solutions for their daily transportation needs."

About the T3 Series ESV:

Reaching speeds up to 20 m.p.h. and designed with the input of law enforcement and security industry professionals, the T3 Series feature a zero-degree turning radius and compact design -- perfect for maneuvering through crowds and tight spaces. Also unique to the T3 Series is the most user-friendly intuitive operation of its kind, giving the rider a sense of superior stability.

The quiet environmentally-friendly zero gas emission vehicles include an integrated LED lighting system and an incomparable low cost of operation -- running for less than 10 cents per day and never requiring any down time due to the T3's two re-chargeable, lightweight batteries that can be easily swapped out while in-use for continual deployment and an unlimited range.

About T3 Motion, Inc.:

T3 Motion, Inc. (OTCBB: TMMM) revolutionized the world of personal mobility with the introduction of their flagship T3 Series law enforcement vehicles at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference held in October 2006. Headquartered in Orange County, California, T3 Motion, Inc. is dedicated to raising the bar on environmental standards and law enforcement and security capabilities in personal mobility technology. For more information on T3 Motion, Inc. and the company's signature T3 Series line of personal mobility vehicles, the CT Micro Car, and the upcoming CT3 consumer vehicle, visit www.t3motion.com or call (714) 619-3600.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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