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GM ANNOUNCES 1994 ALTERNATIVE-FUELED VEHICLES

 DETROIT, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet and GMC Truck offer a fully electronic natural gas/gasoline bi-fuel system on two passenger car models and four truck lines during the 1994 model year, J. Michael Losh, General Motors (NYSE: GM) vice president, North American Sales, Service and Marketing, announced today.
 "Today, General Motors offers more alternative-fueled vehicles than any other manufacturer," Losh said. "This offering of our 'Clean Fuel Technology' system is one part of GM's contribution to the nation's goals of reduced generation of greenhouse gases and reduced dependence on energy imports."
 The two passenger car models and four truck lines offered by GM with the Clean Fuel Technology system include the Chevrolet Caprice and Corsica and Chevrolet and GMC pickups, full-size vans, medium-duty conventional trucks, medium-duty school buses, and the P-chassis commercial trucks.
 The availability of these natural gas/gasoline-powered vehicles is a result of the recent agreement between GM and IMPCO Technologies, a subsidiary of Air Sensors, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: ARSN). Under a two-year agreement, IMPCO Technologies will engineer, test, validate and install the electronically controlled Clean Fuel Technology systems. The Clean Fuel Technology systems are fully warranted by GM and serviced by GM dealerships. According to Losh, the vehicles will be available for delivery beginning in January, but dealers will begin taking orders later this month.
 "We are extremely excited about these product offerings," said Losh. "We feel that these vehicles offr the greatest value to the alternative fuel-conscious customer. These Chevrolet and GMC Truck vehicles feature GM-warranted gaseous fuel systems in addition to the standard gasoline fuel system. The standard fuel system will automatically kick in if the customer runs out of natural gas, providing uninterrupted operation.
 "We believe that by providing the Clean Fuel Technology system GM is helping to encourage the development of the necessary infrastructure, such as natural gas refueling stations," Losh said.
 In 1992, GM became the first OEM to offer alternative-fueled vehicles to the public. GM continues to build on the success of those earlier vehicles utilizing the Clean Fuel Technology system, providing the capability of operating on either natural gas or gasoline. The system optimizes vehicle performance, emissions and fuel economy while the vehice is operating on natural gas.
 IMPCO Technologies, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Sensors, Inc., of Cerritos, Calif. Air Sensors, Inc. is a publicly held corporation trading on the NASDAQ National Market System. IMPCO specializes in alternate fuel products sold worldwide for low emisions applications in motor vehicles, forklifts, other material handling equipment and engines, ranging from 1 to 5,000 horsepower. Air Sensors manufactures the electronic fuel system in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Jeffrey S. Kuhlman, 313-857-4128, or Betsy H. Hemming, 313-556-6990, both of General Motors/
 (GM ARSN) CO: General Motors Corporation; IMPCO Technologies; Air Sensors, Inc. ST: Michigan, California IN: AUT ENV SU:


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