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Ten Transit Connect Electric Vans Join New York City Fleet

July 14, 2011
        --  Azure Dynamics sells 10 Transit Connect Electric vans to New
            York City in support of Mayor Bloomberg's 'PlaNYC' agenda to
            create a greener New York City
        --  NYC launches educational program to encourage city residents to
            consider EV vehicles
        --  Syosset Ford, in Huntington, New York managed the transaction

OAK PARK, MI, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX:
AZD)(OTC: AZDDF) (“Azure” or the “Company”), a world leader in the
development and production of hybrid electric and electric components
and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, today announced ten
Ford Transit Connect Electric van sales to New York City as part of
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s PlaNYC agenda to create a greener New York
City.

“We are delighted that New York City chose Azure’s Transit Connect
Electric to be deployed within several key city departments as part of
their PlaNYC initiative,” said Scott Harrison, Azure Dynamics’ CEO. 
“The thrust for adoption of EV technology is growing rapidly worldwide
and Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘Drive Electric NYC’ educational program will
help sustain that momentum by  providing facts about electric vehicles
to encourage more city residents to consider electric for their next
vehicle purchase.”

New York City boasts the largest municipal electric vehicle fleet in the
country, now totaling 430 units.  Azure’s Transit Connect Electric will
be deployed in multiple city departments including the New York Fire
Department and the Departments of Transportation, Central
Administration and Sanitation.  However, in addition to acquiring EV
units, the City hopes to accelerate EV adoption among its residents.

“We will continue to lead by example, but we must also provide New
Yorkers with the tools to make environmentally friendly choices in
their own lives,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  “When provided with
the facts, people become far more likely to choose an electric
vehicle.”

Mayor Bloomberg cited a survey by McKinsey & Company that suggested that
when people are provided basic information they become dramatically
more interested in electric vehicles.  The study also suggested that
the range of an electric vehicle far exceeds the average American’s
daily miles traveled.

“Although Azure has been immersed in electrified travel for decades, we
thoroughly understand that EVs are a new and relatively unknown concept
for many potential customers,” said Harrison.  “However, as NYC
demonstrated, customer uncertainties are fading fast while the
correlating appreciation for EV fuel and environmental advantages surge
forward.”

A unique combination of car-like driving dynamics, cargo capacity,
maneuverability, accessibility and low operating costs are
characteristics that make the Ford Transit Connect Electric an ideal
choice for commercial customers seeking to lower fuel costs and improve
environmental performance of their fleet.  Commercial vehicle fleets
are increasingly seen as the logical starting point for electric
vehicles due to typical drive cycles that include travel on
predictable, short-range, routes with frequent stop and go driving in
tight urban or suburban environments. Commercial vehicles generally
return to a central location at the end of a drive cycle making for
efficient and convenient recharging over night.

The NYC Transit Connect Electric vans were sold through Syosset Ford, in
Huntington, New York.  The new NYC electric vehicle information
website, ‘Drive Electric NYC’ is available via www.NYC.gov.

For more information on how Azure vehicles are Driving a World of
Difference, please visit www.azuredynamics.com.

About Azure Dynamics
Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC: 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 a variety of
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.

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