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  • Will Beckett
    ... From: Electro Automotive [mailto:electro@cruzio.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 2:41 PM To: Will Beckett, Silicon Valley EAA Subject: Solectria Drive
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Electro Automotive [mailto:electro@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 2:41 PM
      To: Will Beckett, Silicon Valley EAA
      Subject: Solectria Drive Systems Now Available for Consumer Conversions
      Through Electro Automotive

      Solectria Corporation and Electro Automotive have today announced an
      agreement designating Electro Automotive as the exclusive U.S. distributor
      for Solectria drive systems to the consumer level conversion market.

      "We are very pleased to be associated with Solectria," said Mike Brown,
      founder of Electro Automotive. "These systems will allow us to bring
      electric cars to a broader range of users, a market that is not being
      addressed by any other source. We can now offer systems for vehicles up to
      5,000 lbs. curb weight, using standard transmissions or direct drive, and
      providing regenerative braking."

      Solectria AC drive systems will be offered by Electro Automotive directly to
      consumers for the conversion of gas or diesel vehicles to clean electric
      power. These systems have been offered by Solectria for several years,
      primarily to fleets, as installations in the Solectria Force (using a Geo
      Metro chassis), and as individual components or drive systems in many other
      small EVs. "We have always had a goal of getting EVs in the hands of the
      largest number of people possible. We see Electro Automotive as an
      excellent partner to help achieve this goal through the growing EV
      consumer-builder market," said James Worden, Solectria CEO.

      Electro Automotive, of Felton, California, has been offering DC drive
      conversion systems to the consumer for compact cars and pickups since 1979,
      and is a leading supplier to the home conversion market. Mike Brown's book,
      "Convert It", is considered the definitive how-to manual. The addition of
      the Solectria systems will be their first venture into AC drives.

      Solectria Corporation, of Woburn, Massachusetts, is a world leader in the
      development and manufacturing of a wide range of components for electric,
      hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, and for the distributed generation of
      electric power. Solectria also provides comprehensive engineering services
      for electric drivetrain design and integration. Over 2000 vehicles worldwide
      -- including cars, trucks, buses, and industrial machines -- rely on
      Solectria's proprietary drive system technology.

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      For more information on Solectria Corporation, visit
      http://www.solectria.com
      Media contact: Mark Federle, Solectria Corporation, tel 781-932-7455, email
      federle@...

      For more information on Electro Automotive, visit http://www.electroauto.com
      Media contact Shari Prange, Electro Automotive, tel 831-429-1994, email
      electro@...

      Electro Automotive POB 1113 Felton CA 95018-1113 Telephone 831-429-1989
      http://www.electroauto.com electro@...
      Electric Car Conversion Kits * Components * Books * Videos * Since 1979
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