SOURCE: Z3 Enterprises, Inc.

February 28, 2012 09:18 ET

HPEV Receives Notice of Allowance of New Patent

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: BIBB) (PINKSHEETS: BIBB) received a Notice of Allowance for its latest patent application: a totally enclosed heat pipe which can be incorporated into the molding or manufacturing process as opposed to being added on after the fact. The company will be awarded the patent rights when it pays the necessary fees.

The new patent will become the third assigned to HPEV, Inc. and increase the company's intellectual property portfolio to 13 patents or patents-pending with two others remaining to be assigned.

Tested and validated by an independent third party, HPEV's technology can enable motors to be manufactured smaller and more efficiently as well as to run cooler while consuming less power and energy. The cooler a motor runs, the longer it's likely to last.

"Totally Enclosed Heat Piped Cooled (TEHPC) motors have the potential to radically transform the motor and generator industry by reducing the size and cost to manufacture of almost every motor in the $90 billion global industry," said HPEV Co-Founder and Chairman, Tim Hassett. "Right now, manufacturers can gain a valuable competitive advantage by incorporating the technology into their existing platforms or manufacturing lines."

HPEV's thermal technology enables motors to run 25 to 50% more efficiently than other motors of the same size and design. As almost half of all electricity produced worldwide is consumed by motors and generators, the potential benefits are immense and the environmental impact cannot be overstated.

"We're talking about doable technologies that are available today, not pie-in-the-sky unobtainium," said Hassett. "Plus, the massive increase in motor efficiency can also help manufacturers surpass new US and EU regulatory standards set to go into effect for 2013 and 2015."

Industry leaders that could benefit from this and other intellectual properties owned by HPEV include: General Electric, Emerson, TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company, ABB, Toshiba, and Regal Beloit. They produce motors and generators used in the pump; fan; compressor; electric, hybrid and off- highway vehicle as well as underground mining markets.

About HPEV, Inc.: HPEV is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Z3 Enterprises, Inc. HPEV technologies enable the conversion of existing vehicles into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. HPEV's composite heat pipes quickly transfer thermal energy in any direction, even against the pull of gravity. www.hpevinc.com.

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