ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - January 22, 2014) - 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, today announced the initial pilot testing of the HydroPhi system on Rutas Unidas' transit buses has generated positive results after four weeks of operation.
Rutas Unidas Federación de Transportistas Independientes de México, the largest association of bus operators based in Mexico City, Mexico, reported consistent fuel savings in excess of 20% on buses equipped with HydroPhi's Hydroplant™ technology. HydroPhi and Rutas Unidas plan continued testing on additional transit buses and look forward to future commercial installation of the Hydroplant™ on additional vehicles within operators bus fleets.
José Antonio Sánchez Escalante, President of Rutas Unidas, said, "The Hydroplant™ has proven to be a valuable addition to our transit buses. We look forward to seeing the long-term effects this increased fuel efficiency will have on decreasing our overall operating costs. Based on these positive results, we plan to begin commercial deployment of the Hydroplant™ on Rutas' fleet."
Roger M. Slotkin, CEO of HydroPhi, stated, "We are quite pleased with the results of our Hydroplant™ technology on this initial batch of Rutas Unidas vehicles and we look forward to eventually installing the Hydroplant™ on additional Rutas Unidas vehicles. We are still waiting on results from preliminary emissions testing, which we believe will be extremely positive and will show the Mexico City government just how essential the Hydroplant™ is in reducing air pollution."
About Rutas Unidas
RUTAS UNIDAS, established in 1957, is the largest association of public transportation bus owners in Mexico. 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.
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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