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Altech-Eco Receives Final EPA Certification for Its Technology F-250 and F-350 EPA-Certified CNG Conversion Systems


ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Buyers Qualify for $8,000 Tax Credit with Purchase In connection with the Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Conference in Las Vegas this week, Altech-Eco Corporation of Asheville, North Carolina separately announced today that they have obtained Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the EPA for their CNG BI-FUELED & DEDICATED conversion systems for all the 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 models. The converted vehicles can operate 100% on natural gas, or they can operate as a Bi-Fuel version, which enables the vehicle to operate on either natural gas, or on gasoline, with just the simple press of a dashboard button to instantly switch the fuels, with a driving range over 500 miles on a single fill-up.

The EPA has also issued Altech-Eco four separate certificates for the Ford F-250 and F-350 for their "DEDICATED" versions, meaning the truck operates only on CNG. Buyers of this version can qualify for an $8,000 Federal Tax Credit, upon purchase.

A Bi-fueled natural gas conversion system allows users to take advantage of using natural gas as a cleaner burning and more economical alternative fuel when available, but also allows them the added advantage of switching to gasoline, when necessary. "Every energy company, utility company and heavy industry in America has been clamoring for this technology for years, and we are proud to have received the EPA Certification for the best pickup trucks in the world, the Ford F-250 and F-350 Trucks," said Miles George, VP of Altech-Eco. "And for companies wanting the Dedicated version, their wish is also granted, with the added plus of an $8,000 Federal Tax Credit," said George.

Altech-Eco's EPA approved F-Series conversion technology is certified without drilling into the engine manifold, something most competitors do with varying degrees of success, which is a procedure frowned upon by manufacturers. "Why drill holes into a brand new truck engine when our revolutionary technology is here now, and EPA approval is already in our hand?", asked George. "Companies apparently agree and the orders are pouring in," he stated. Altech-Eco provides a lifetime warranty on all conversion system emissions components. Conversion systems are available at select participating Ford dealerships and approved aftermarket conversion facilities.

In addition to the 2010 F-250 and F-350 CNG conversion EPA certifications, Altech-Eco has also received EPA certifications this year for the Ford Transit Connect, the Ford Fusion, the Mercury Milan, and the Ford Focus. These are all 2010 models, making Altech-Eco one of the most received 2010 natural gas conversion system EPA certifications, worldwide.

Altech-Eco is a division of privately held TransEco Energy of Asheville, North Carolina and is not yet publicly traded. Contact Altech-Eco at 828-654-8300 for more information or visit Altech-Eco Conversion Systems are produced by Altech-Eco exclusively and are not a Ford Motor Company manufactured product.

SOURCE: Altech-Eco Corporation CONTACT: Altech-Eco Corporation Miles George, 828-654-8300 Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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