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05.04.2001 – 17:11

IMPCO Technologies

QUANTUM Develops CNG Fuel System for GM Thailand

    Irvine, Calif. (ots-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.

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    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:

      For more information on the Zafira see:

      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.

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Contact: Alan Niedzwiecki, Executive Director, Business Development, of QUANTUM Technologies Inc., 949-399-4552; or William Botwick, President of General Motors Thailand, 011-662-937-0180, ext. 114/ Photo:  NewsCom: AP Archive: PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 201-369-3467/ Web site: Web site: