OAK PARK — The Oak Park hybrid and electric truck powertrain developer  Azure Dynamics Corp. (OTC: AZDDF) announced that it has delivered its 1,000th Balance Hybrid Electric Truck to Purolator, Azure’s largest customer.

This unit also represents Purolator’s 200th Hybrid Electric truck received in 2011, which is part of its previous record 600 unit order providing for 200 units being delivered in 2011 with an additional 200 units scheduled in both 2012 and 2013, subject to annual authorizations by Purolator.

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“This is a significant milestone in Azure’s history and is fitting that Purolator be the recipient of this 1000th vehicle,” said Scott Harrison, CEO of Azure.  “Purolator continues to be our largest volume customer and consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to the environment by adding cleaner, greener Balance Hybrid Electric vehicles to its fleet.”

Said Purolator president and Tom Schmitt: “As we receive our 555th Balance Hybrid Electric Truck, I am proud to point out that working alongside Azure Dynamics has helped Purolator to consistently deliver industry leading on-time service and reliability to our customers in a sustainable manner.”

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Purolator operates a fleet of 3,500 vehicles and, as the recent recipient of the Logistics Quarterly Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award, delivers Canada to and from more markets in the United States — growing globally in a sustainable manner while contributing to the well-being of the communities in which its over 11,500 teammates live, work and play. In 2005, Purolator was the first express transportation company in Canada to introduce hybrid electric vehicles.

The Azure Balance Hybrid Electric vehicles ordered by Purolator are integrated on a Ford E450 chassis with a Ford 5.4L gasoline engine. The hybrid electric drive train which features unique attributes such as engine-off at idle and below 20 miles per hour, while electronically supporting key ancillary functions like power steering and braking, is ideally suited for commercial activity in urban environments.

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