West Harlem Art Fund goes green with Azure Dynamic Hybrid buses
OAK PARK, MI, July 29 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD, LSE:
ADC & OTCQX: AZDDF) - ("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of
hybrid electric and electric powertrains for commercial vehicles, announced
today that it has received orders for two Hybrid Citibuses from the West
Harlem Art Fund, Inc (WHAF). WHAF is a ten year old community-based, cultural
arts and preservation organization serving northern Manhattan in New York
The Hybrid Citibuses will serve WHAF's "Harlem-Heights Culture Loop"
program where participants experience Harlem's old world charm as well as its
new urban sophisticated upbeat future by touring various points of art,
cultural and environmental interest.
"We are thrilled to provide buses for the West Harlem Art Fund project,"
said Jay Sandler, vice president of sales for Azure Dynamics. "WHAF uses the
tagline, 'Feel the energy come alive' and our fuel efficient and green
technology hybrid electric buses allow their patrons to do just that in a very
tangible way complimenting the urban energy of the Harlem community."
"At WHAF, we are guardians of our community's past as well as visionaries
directing its future," said Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director. "We
want to use vehicles that are consistent with that mission. Our new hybrid
buses will conserve fuel, cost less to maintain and reduce harmful greenhouse
Organizations like the New York Audubon Society, which partners with WHAF
on some programs, especially appreciate the environmentally friendly
The Azure Hybrid Citibus uses the HD bus body manufactured by StarTrans.
The bus features engine off at idle and regenerative braking to improve fuel
economy by 40% while reducing both greenhouse emissions and maintenance costs
by 30%. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New
York Power Authority provided funding for the WHAF buses.
For more information about Azure Dynamics and its family of hybrid
electric and electric commercial vehicles, please visit
About Azure Dynamics
Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) (LSE: ADC) (OTCQX: AZDDF) is a
world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric
components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles. Azure is
strategically targeting the commercial delivery vehicle and shuttle bus
markets and is currently working internationally with various partners and
customers. The Company is committed to providing customers and partners with
innovative, cost-efficient, and environmentally-friendly energy management
solutions. For more information please visit www.azuredynamics.com.
About West Harlem Art Fund:
The West Harlem Art Fund, Inc is a ten year old community-based, cultural
arts and preservation organization. Comprised of over ten volunteers serving
Northern Manhattan communities, The West Harlem Art Fund offers exhibition
opportunities for Northern Manhattan artists and artists wishing to share
their art with residents uptown. For more information please visit
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