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Alternative Fuels Research Facility Opens in Michigan

Promises to Strengthen Automotive Engineering Worldwide

September 10, 2009, Northville, Mich. – IAV Automotive Engineering Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new Technical Center North America today in Northville, Michigan. The new facility consists of a 20,000 sq. ft., two-story office building, a workshop that far exceeds the size and capabilities of IAV’s previous shop in Ann Arbor, and an area that houses four modern and highly automated dynamometer test cells. Two test cells cover diesel, gasoline and alternative fuel engines up to 450 hp. One dynamometer is configured to handle complete hybrid powertrains, and the fourth is a heavy-duty unit capable of testing engines up to 875 hp and 2,580 pounds of torque. The technical center, combined with the company’s expertise in powertrains and electronic systems, will benefit customers – most of whom are automotive OEMs – with a start-tofinish development process.

•IAV’s new North American headquarters, the IAV Technical Center North America, is a $25 million automotive research and engineering center located in southeast Michigan.

•Four state-of-the-art engine dynamometers with full transient emissions capabilities and measurement equipment are housed in the building.

•With this new facility, IAV promises to have a significant impact on future technologies ranging from hybrid electric drive transmissions to advanced gasoline and clean diesel engines going into millions of upcoming vehicles from a host of automotive manufacturers.

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