18.11.03

18.11.2003: Meldung: Impco Technologies, Inc.: Emissions Approval for General Motors 1.6L Engine

Impco Granted Emissions Approval for General Motors 1.6L Engine
Monday November 17, 9:01 am ET

CERRITOS, Calif., Nov. 17 / Impco Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMCO - News) announced today that it has been granted emission approval for the popular General Motors 1.6L industrial engine for off-highway mobile use beginning in 2004. The CARB Executive Order and the EPA approval states that the General Motors 1.6L engine equipped with propane and gasoline emission control systems produced by Impco are certified for use by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in meeting the new 2004 off-highway emission regulations. The engines will utilize Impco"s Spectrum® electronic emission control and fueling system. Impco is the only company to receive multiple off-highway emission approvals for the popular General Motors engines.Under the new emission regulations effective January 1, 2004, OEMs cannot sell their equipment into the off-highway mobile market unless the engines are certified to meet stringent emission regulations. The CARB Executive Order and the Federal EPA approval confirm that the Impco engine meets the stringent emission requirements for applications such as forklift trucks, sweepers, aerial lifts, power generators, pumps and compressors. The new emission certified off-highway mobile engine market is estimated to have potential sales of $180 million annually in the United States.

Regarding Impco:
Impco is the world"s leading source of advanced alternative fuel systems technology and components for internal combustion engines. Impco products enable these engines to function using environmentally friendly gaseous fuels such as propane, natural gas and bio-gas. Headquartered in Cerritos, California, the company has offices in Australia, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and North America.

More information can be found at Impco"s web site, http://www.impco.ws .

For further information contact Mr. Dale Rasmussen, Investor Relations of Impco Technologies, Inc., +1-206-315-8242, or fax, +1-206-315-8301, drasmussen@impcotechnologies.com

Source: Impco
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