QUANTUM Develops CNG Fuel System for GM Thailand

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from IMPCO Technologies, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- QUANTUM Technologies, Inc., a
 wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq:   IMCO), today
 announced that it has developed a natural gas fuel system for the first
 General Motors (GM) Chevrolet Zafira produced at the GM Thailand Assembly
 Center in Thailand's Rayong Province.  The Zafira MPV (or compact van) is
 powered with environmentally clean compressed natural gas (CNG).  The bi-fuel
 CNG Zafira is equipped with the 1.8 liter 115 hp engine, the original gasoline
 fuel tank and an additional CNG fuel system supplied by QUANTUM.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010320/QUANTUMLOGO )
     Recently GM Thailand announced that it signed a letter of intent with the
 Petroleum Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Science, Technology and
 Environment, for a pilot study to verify the commercial production of
 Thailand-produced Zafiras.  GM said Thailand was the natural choice for the
 pilot study under GM's Global Alternative Fuel Project because of its abundant
 resources of natural gas, as published in The Wall Street Journal Interactive
 Edition, March 28, 2001.
 
     QUANTUM is a world leader in the development of hydrogen, compressed
 natural gas (CNG) and propane (LPG) handling and advanced gaseous storage
 system technologies for manufacturers of fuel cell and internal combustion
 engines.
 
     For more information about Quantum, please see our website:
 http://www.qtww.com
 
     For more information on the Zafira see:
     http://www.chevrolet.co.th/eng/news/f_new.htm
 
     For more information, please contact:
 
     Alan Niedzwiecki, Executive Director, Business Development,
     QUANTUM Technologies Inc.:  Tel: 949-399-4552
 
     William Botwick, President
     General Motors Thailand
     Tel:  011-662-937-0180 ext. 114
 
     QUANTUM Technologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO
 Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:   IMCO).  QUANTUM is focused on the development of
 enabling technologies for alternative propulsion and energy in emerging global
 markets.
 
     Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking
 information that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially from current trends.  These include the company's
 ability to design and market advanced fuel metering, fuel storage or
 electronic control products, the company's ability to meet OEM specifications,
 and other such risks as cited in the 2000 annual report for IMPCO
 Technologies, Inc. on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE IMPCO Technologies, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- QUANTUM Technologies, Inc., a
 wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq:   IMCO), today
 announced that it has developed a natural gas fuel system for the first
 General Motors (GM) Chevrolet Zafira produced at the GM Thailand Assembly
 Center in Thailand's Rayong Province.  The Zafira MPV (or compact van) is
 powered with environmentally clean compressed natural gas (CNG).  The bi-fuel
 CNG Zafira is equipped with the 1.8 liter 115 hp engine, the original gasoline
 fuel tank and an additional CNG fuel system supplied by QUANTUM.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010320/QUANTUMLOGO )
     Recently GM Thailand announced that it signed a letter of intent with the
 Petroleum Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Science, Technology and
 Environment, for a pilot study to verify the commercial production of
 Thailand-produced Zafiras.  GM said Thailand was the natural choice for the
 pilot study under GM's Global Alternative Fuel Project because of its abundant
 resources of natural gas, as published in The Wall Street Journal Interactive
 Edition, March 28, 2001.
 
     QUANTUM is a world leader in the development of hydrogen, compressed
 natural gas (CNG) and propane (LPG) handling and advanced gaseous storage
 system technologies for manufacturers of fuel cell and internal combustion
 engines.
 
     For more information about Quantum, please see our website:
 http://www.qtww.com
 
     For more information on the Zafira see:
     http://www.chevrolet.co.th/eng/news/f_new.htm
 
     For more information, please contact:
 
     Alan Niedzwiecki, Executive Director, Business Development,
     QUANTUM Technologies Inc.:  Tel: 949-399-4552
 
     William Botwick, President
     General Motors Thailand
     Tel:  011-662-937-0180 ext. 114
 
     QUANTUM Technologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO
 Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:   IMCO).  QUANTUM is focused on the development of
 enabling technologies for alternative propulsion and energy in emerging global
 markets.
 
     Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking
 information that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially from current trends.  These include the company's
 ability to design and market advanced fuel metering, fuel storage or
 electronic control products, the company's ability to meet OEM specifications,
 and other such risks as cited in the 2000 annual report for IMPCO
 Technologies, Inc. on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  IMPCO Technologies, Inc.