SOURCE: HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc.

HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc.

January 22, 2015 09:26 ET

HydroPhi Announces Over $1 Million Initial Purchase Order From Energia Vehicular Limpia S.A. de C.V. for Its Client -- Rutas Unidas to Install Hydroplant® Units on Transit Buses in Mexico City

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - January 22, 2015) - HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. (OTCQB: HPTG) ("HydroPhi"), developer of the Hydrogen Hybrid™ approach to fuel efficiency and emissions reductions, today announced that Rutas Unidas Federación de Transportistas Independientes de México ("Rutas"), a large transit bus operator based in Mexico City, Mexico, has placed an initial purchase order valued at over $1 million for 100 HydroPlant units to be installed on transit buses in Mexico City. The purchase order is part of a broad transit bus refurbishing program utilizing HydroPhi's HydroPlant® to extend the life of buses in public service for up to 8 years. As previously announced, Rutas will receive a $4,500 USD eco subsidy per unit towards the purchase of HydroPlant units.

Rutas has indicated its intention to install the technology on approximately 2,750 of their affiliated vehicles following extensive testing and pilot programs of the Hydroplant™ units. 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 emissions up to 70%.

Roger M. Slotkin, CEO of HydroPhi, stated, "With this sizable purchase order, we have now moved from a development stage company into full commercialization. We are particularly excited about the potential scope of this relationship with Rutas given their plans for broad deployment. We are appreciative of the help and support of our distribution partner, Energia Vehicular Limpia, which helped to secure these purchase orders and will assist with the commercial deployment. Looking ahead, we plan to work closely with Rutas and Energia to introduce our technologies in other major cities throughout Mexico and Latin America. There are similar private bus route associations located in most major cities through Mexico with buses numbering in the thousands."

"The value proposition of our technology is compelling for fleet operators and feedback from prospective customers undergoing trials has been positive. Not only do fleet operators improve fuel efficiency, which saves them money, but as demonstrated by the positive results of tests performed by the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico ("UNAM"), our system dramatically reduces emissions. These emission reductions are the primary driver for the significant financial support we have received from Mexico City, which is moving aggressively to improve air quality." 

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.

About HydroPhi
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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